Judd Apatow's Love Cancelled At Netflix, But It's Not All Bad News

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All good things must come to an end, and the end has come for another Netflix series. Judd Apatow's romantic comedy Love will officially come to a conclusion after the end of its third season finale. The cancellation undoubtedly comes as bad news for fans, but there's no need to despair entirely. We have some good news as well. There's still one full batch of episodes to go before the end.

Love got off to a strong start at Netflix. The project received a straight-to-series order for two full seasons, the first of which ran for 10 episodes and debuted back in February of 2016. Fans had to wait a while for the second season, which didn't debut on the streaming service until March of 2017, although it did run for longer. Season 2 lasted for a total of 12 episodes. Netflix showed a great deal of faith in the series following the end of the first season, as the renewal for Season 3 was ordered a month before the second season became available.

Luckily, fans don't have to worry that Love ends in a terrible place after the series finale. Series co-creator and executive producer Judd Apatow has said that Season 3 is "our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way." Obviously the co-creator can't reveal how exactly a show is going to end before the final season even premieres, but I think it's safe to say that Love won't conclude on an excruciating cliffhanger that has us clamoring for resolution.

Love stars Gillian Jacobs of Community fame as Mickey Dobbs and Paul Rust of Comedy Bang! Bang! as Gus Cruikshank. It gives a different perspective on dating than is usually presented on the small screen, with both the female and male perspectives being explored throughout the episodes. Few details of Season 3 are currently available, but we do know that the final episodes will continue to chronicle the trials and tribulations of the lovebirds, in their relationships and in their lives.

Netflix has cancelled many shows over the past year, which makes sense considering Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' comments that the company's "hit ratio is way too high" and they ought to have a higher rate of cancellation. It was a shocking announcement that had subscribers everywhere concerned about the shows that aren't necessarily mega-hits like Stranger Things and all the Marvel properties.

You can catch the full third season of Love on Friday, March 9 at 12:01 a.m. PT. The first two seasons are available streaming now on Netflix. For the other streaming premiere dates to look forward to in the not-too-distant future, take a look at our 2017 Netflix guide and our 2018 Netflix guide. The midseason TV premiere schedule can point you toward what to watch in the new year. If you're not up on all the other shows that have gotten the axe over the past year, swing by our rundown of 2017 television cancellations.

Laura Hurley
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