Taskmaster star Katherine Parkinson’s comedy series axed after one season

Katherine Parkinson’s Channel 4 comedy Spreadsheet has been cancelled after just one season, the actress has now confirmed.

The show followed Parkinson as a divorced lawyer on the lookout for no-strings-attached sex, which results in her devising a database in order to keep control of her increasing sex life.

The first season consisted of eight episodes and aired on Paramount+ in 2021, after which Channel 4 picked it up in 2024. Screen Australia reportedly put money into a second season, but Parkinson has now revealed that the show has been cancelled altogether.

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Spreadsheet was great fun to film in Australia, but I’ve heard nothing about a second series and I’m pretty sure I would have been contacted by now if there were going to be more,” Parkinson told The Sun.

At the time of the news of Channel 4 taking on the show, head of acquisitions Nick Lee said: “Spreadsheet is a hilarious, risqué comedy which we are thrilled to be showing on Channel 4 and All 4. It has a distinctive, strong voice which we know will really resonate with our audience.”

However, the series was met with mixed responses from critics.

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There have been a number of shows that have been axed in recent months, including Catherine Tate’s BBC comedy Queen of Oz, which was also canceled after just one season.

Meanwhile, Minx was axed yet again after it was previously saved from cancelation the first time by Starz. Bob Odenkirk’s Lucky Hank was also canceled after just one season while Courtney Cox’s Shining Vale was also recently shelved after two seasons.

Speaking about the show’s cancelation, Starz said in a statement: “Unfortunately Shining Vale did not find a large enough audience for us to continue, but we hope to have the opportunity to partner with Courteney Cox, Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan in the future.”

Spreadsheet is available on Channel 4.

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