Starz Cancels ‘Run the World’ and 3 More Shows

Run the World Season 2 (Credit: Starz)

Run the World will not return for a third season on Starz.

The series has been canceled after two seasons, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Urban Hollywood 411 on Monday.

The half-hour comedy followed three best friends living in Harlem and dealing with life’s highs and lows.

The series starred Amber Stevens West as Whitney, Bresha Webb as Renee, and Corbin Reid as Sondi.

Andrea Bordeaux played fourth friend Ella on the first season, but exited the show in 2022 over the production’s vaccine mandate.

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Additional cast members included Stephen Bishop and Tosin Morohunfola. While Erika Alexander, Nick Sagar, Jay Walker and Tonya Pinkins had guest roles.

The series premiered in 2021, and season 2 debuted in May of this year.

The comedy was created by Leigh Davenport and produced by Yvette Lee Bowser.

Starz has also canceled Blindspotting and Heels.

“These are bold, well-crafted and nuanced character-driven stories that we believe in creatively, but they unfortunately did not find a large enough audience for us to continue,” a source told Urban Hollywood 411.

Professional wrestling drama Heels starred Stephen Amell as Jack Spade and Alexander Ludwig as Ace Spade. The series was created by Michael Waldron. It premiered in 2021, and ran for two seasons.

Comedy-drama Blindspotting was a spin-off of the 2018 film by the same name. The series was created and executive produced by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. The main cast included Jasmine Cephas Jones as Ashley Rose, Jaylen Barron as Trish, Candace Nicholas-Lippman as Janelle, Benjamin Earl Turner as Earl, and Atticus Woodward as Sean.

Blindspotting premiered in October 2021, and ran for two seasons.

TheWrap reported Starz additionally canceled The Venery of Samantha Bird, featuring Katherine Langford as titular character Samantha Bird. The show shut down production when the Writers Guild of America strike began in May. The series never made it to air and will not be resuming production.