While a show about a trio of stoner best friends might not have worked out on most TV networks, Workaholics is the second longest-running scripted series on Comedy Central, behind only resident stalwart South Park. Season 7 is currently in development, but it looks like an end is in sight for the show, according to co-creators and stars Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm. And sadly, it's probably coming after Season 7. Here's how Devine put it.
This is it, we think. We've talked as a group. We kind of think now's a good time to put it to bed.
No one should hear that kind of news without "schmerkin' a berl" first, as losing Workaholics on a permanent basis hurts all the way up the butthole, and it is most certainly not a tight butthole. If Devine is to be believed, then we only have ten episodes left of Workaholics, and I will be extremely pissed (or amazingly lax, one of the other) if this isn't the most extreme and mega-bonkers season yet. Can Season 7 surpass such Season 6 highlights as Liam Hemsworth and Dane Cook's intense cameos? Or the guys going berserk inside of a museum? Or the non-ejaculation pact? Sure it can, and hopefully everyone knowing that the end is night will inspire some truly memorable episodes.
We're trying to at least take a lengthy break from it. We're saying it's the last season, for now.
So there's at least a slight chance that Devine, Anderson and Holm could return for Season 8 at some point in the future, just probably not so soon after the upcoming episodes have ended. And that makes sense. Adam Devine in particular has had his career take off in recent years with films such as Pitch Perfect 2, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Intern and Why Him? Blake Anderson has recently popped up all over TV in shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons and Parks and Recreation, as well as the acclaimed feature Dope. And Holm was also in The Intern, as well as this year's How to Be Single, and you'll be able to hear him soon in the animated comedy Sausage Party.
And there's a silver lining here, in that the three actors aren't going to be splitting up or anything even if Workaholics is kaput. They're actually moving forward on the long-gestating action-comedy Game Over, Man!, which Devine described as "sort of Die Hard, but with three idiot John McClanes." I already want to buy tickets to that, and it isn't scheduled to go into production until next March.
If it wasn't already obvious, I don't think it would ever be a good time to put Workaholics to bed. Even if the three main actors/characters were all in their 60s like fellow TelAmeriCorp employee Waymon, the show could still go on mostly as is, just with them bothering Karl for other kinds of medication besides just weed. But before we get to Season 35, we'll have to get to Season 7, which should be premiering at some point in early 2017.