TruTV has opted to cancel The Chris Gethard Show on their network and Gethard himself has decided, after much reflection on how it has stopped growing and evolving in a way that’s true to him and the fans, to permanently end the show.
While it’s sad to such a beloved thing come to an end, take a moment to marvel at Gethard and company’s accomplishments. They took to public access to do whatever they wanted on their terms (and did so with abandon) and built a cult following. Then, they got a pilot, then picked up at Fusion, then picked up at TruTV. Looking back at the long history of TCGS, it has lasted longer than most TV shows and certainly has a fan base that is dedicated far beyond your average die hard loyal TV show fan.
It’s hard to imagine any other show in all of television history accomplishing such a feat.
As to what lies next for Gethard, Beautiful Anonymous, Gethard’s podcast, is only getting bigger and bigger every week along with a bit of experimentation over the last year or so and Chris continues to do stand-up across the country.
So, perhaps another comedy special? Perhaps, a Beautiful Anonymous comedy special? We’re not sure entirely. Honestly, we think something completely different from all of that from Gethard wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility.
We’ll just have to wait and see what Gethard sets his mind and his heart towards next.