You and everyone else are no longer Welcome to Sweden. The summer comedy has been canceled by NBC after two seasons. The announcement came from the show's star, Greg Poehler, who wrote a message to fans via Instagram.
"Due to some craptastically low ratings in the US, WTS is officially done," Poehler wrote. "I am eternally grateful to all of our fans. When you make a show—and write, produce, obsess and and act in it—all you want us for someone, somewhere, to tell you they appreciate it. There have been so many of you in both Sweden and the US that have done so, and every compliment has made me immeasurably happy. So, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I'm sitting here crying, but mostly because I'll prob never work with Josephine, Christopher, Lena, Per and Claes again. They are among the best people I've ever met and I am so so happy and grateful that they let me act with them."
Just how "craptastic" were the ratings? The most recent episodes, which aired back-to-back this past Sunday, were watched by 1.16 million and 1.12 million people and drew a 0.3 and 0.2 rating among adults ages 18 to 49. Okay, so yeah, "craptastic" pretty much nailed it.
Poehler, as you can tell by the name, is the brother of Amy Poehler and based Welcome to Sweden on his own life when he moved to his girlfriend's home country of Sweden. The series was a co-production between NBC and Swedish network TV4.
Did you watch Welcome to Sweden or know it existed? Are you bummed it's over?