Michael Moore just got the bad news – his new TV is canceled before one episode aired.
What a flop and par for the recent course for Moore, who has seen a series of flops since Trump’s historic win.
Moore thought he could revitalize his career by bashing Trump, like so many in the media, but people saw through it.
His Broadway play was a failure, his new anti-Trump documentary was a spectacular flop, probably the biggest dud of his career.
From Breitbart: Michael Moore’s career dive continues with the news that his much-ballyhooed return to television is no more. Late last week, TBS announced it would not go forward, as announced in May of 2017, with Michael Moore Live From the Apocalypse.
Although it had a new title, this new show was supposed to be a reboot of Moore’s docu-series TV Nation, which ran for two seasons and a total of 17 episodes back in 1994. In 2000, Moore produced a similar non-fiction show, The Awful Truth, for two seasons on the cable channel Bravo.
According to Deadline, the new show never came off because Moore is just so gosh-darned busy. Besides Twitter, there was The Terms of My Surrender, Moore’s anti-Trump, one-man Broadway show in July of 2017, and in September of 2018, Moore released his anti-Trump documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.
The reasons for the canceled TV show are pretty obvious. Moore is damaged goods. Those two projects that supposedly kept him away from his TV Nation reboot…? The Broadway show and Fahrenheit 11/9…? Both were humiliating failures.
According to Wikipedia, The Terms of My Surrender lasted for only 96 performances and grossed just 49 percent of its potential for those 96 performances.
As far as Fahrenheit 11/9, it was one of the all-time humiliations in box office history. After a wide release in 1719 theaters, this sequel to Moore’s record-breaking, $120 million sensation Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), grossed a disastrous $6.4 million.
What’s more, this flop occurred right in the middle of a documentary resurgence, where RBG grossed $14 million, Free Solo, A Beautiful Planet, They Shall Not Grow Old, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor grossed between $14 million and $22 million.
It gets worse…
Despite having the establishment political and entertainment media at his command to gin up free publicity and glowing reviews, despite being released in almost twice as many theaters, Moore’s anti-Trump documentary only barely out-grossed Dinesh D’Souza’s pro-Trump documentary Death of a Nation — $6.4 million compared to $5.9 million, and they were released within six weeks of each other.
What’s more, despite all those advantages, D’Souza opened to a stronger a per screen average of $2,345 compared to Moore’s pathetic $1,750.
The new show was to shine a light on DC politics, Wall Street and the 1%. The series was to be “a raucous gathering place for millions of our fellow citizens in desperate need of a break from the screaming pundits and the purveyors of ‘alternative facts,’ ” Moore said at the time. “Our show will be dangerous and relentless. And it will be the destination for those who want to know what’s really going on and what they might be able to do about it.”