“Minx” has been canceled at Starz, Variety has learned.
This now marks the second time the series has been canceled. The first season of the comedy originally aired on Max, where it was renewed for a second season before it was canceled in a cost-cutting move.
Starz then announced that they had acquired the second season of the show and would air it along with the first. Season 2 debuted on Starz on July 21. Both seasons remain available to stream on the Starz app and platforms.
The show received positive reviews from critics, holding an average critical approval rating of 93% over both seasons on Rotten Tomatoes. It failed to find a large audience, however, with the linear airings on Starz of Season 2 averaging less than 100,000 viewers per episode. There is no streaming viewership data publicly available for the series.
“Minx” was set in 1970s Los Angeles. Per the official logline, the show “centers around Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.” The cast also included Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, and Oscar Montoya. Elizabeth Perkins joined the second season as recurring character Constance.
“Minx” was created by Ellen Rapoport, who also served as showrunner and executive producer. Paul Feig and Dan Magnante executive produced for Feigco Entertainment. Ben Karlin and Rachel Lee Goldenberg also executive produced, with Goldenberg having directed the pilot. Johnson served as a co-executive producer. “Minx” was produced by Lionsgate Television.