May 23rd, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Unfortunate news from Showtime today. The U.S. cable network has decided not to move forward with “United States of Tara.” The Toni Collette comedy, which centers on a mom who suffers from multiple personalities, will be ending after its third season ends this summer. Tara, created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, premiered in 2009 to solid ratings, but began to diminish in viewership as seasons progressed. It premiered its current season to 411,000 total viewers and a 0.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, down significantly from its Season 2 launch, when it averaged 816,000 and a 0.4. Collette won an Emmy in 2009 and a Golden Globe in 2010 for her performance. It’s a mixed bag for Showtime, as the network announced on Monday that Edie Falco’s “Nurse Jackie” will be back for a fourth season.




  • tarin C

    say it isn’t so…..We LOVE Tara and her quirky family! Very sorry to see this go. We are in the adult 49-70 demographic and found Tara extremely entertaining. This was a great show.

  • Liz Larsen

    I am so sad today to hear that news that Tara is finished.

    Toni, you are a genius.

    I can’t remember a tv series for so long that I appreciated the talent of an actor so much and looked forward to soooo much. The whole cast is just wonderful. I cried I laughed and i was thoroughly entertained.
    Great Work All.

    Love you Toni! Hears to what ever you do next!

    Liz Larsen
    Coffs Harbour , Australia

  • Courtney

    So sad this show was cancelled, i have really enjoyed this series so much. I have watched all three series in two weeks. So disappointed to not have an ending to their stories.
    I fall in the 18-49 dempgraphic.

    Thanks for the excellent acting and story!