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No Season 5: ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Ends on HBO

July 12, 2023 | By Kali Girl

HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy series “A Black Lady Sketch Show” will conclude with its fourth season, according to exclusive reports from Variety. The network praised the show’s creator, Robin Thede, as a visionary comedic talent and commended the groundbreaking accomplishments of the series.

“For four exceptional seasons of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ we’ve been thrilled to partner with her on this groundbreaking, hilarious series,” representatives for the network said of Thede.

“Robin, alongside Hoorae, Jax Media, and the incredible cast and crew, leave an indelible legacy not only in sketch, but in television comedy, and we look forward to continued creative collaboration under her deal with us.”

With Thede as showrunner, executive producer, and writer, “A Black Lady Sketch Show” offered a unique perspective, exploring relatable themes from a Black woman’s point of view.

From tackling hair troubles and ashy skin to delving into the politics of the Black church, the show’s impact extended beyond its subject matter, resonating with audiences across diverse experiences.

“Thank you to all the immensely talented cast members, guest stars, writers, directors, editors and crew members who have made ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ an Emmy-winning success,” Thede said in the statement.

“I especially want to recognize the Black women and other women of color who excelled in every department at ‘ABLSS.’ I am also eternally grateful for the support of Issa Rae and Jax Media, Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys and the entire team at HBO, Max and Warner Bros. Discovery.”

The highly praised show concludes on a creative pinnacle, receiving 13 Emmy nods across its initial three seasons. Notably, it secured three groundbreaking victories in editing and directing.

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