You know that TV show you just love from the first minute of the first episode? For me, that was “One Mississippi.” The Amazon original series starred comedian Tig Notaro and was based on what she describes as her “worst year ever,” surviving breast cancer which resulted in a double mastectomy, battling the bacterial infection C. diff, dealing with a break-up, and losing her mother.
“One Mississippi” was quirky, heart-breaking, funny, dry, romantic, poignant, and surprisingly timely, all in twelve 30-minute episodes (6 per season). It left me wanting more – needing more. I was so excited for season 3 and then, last week, I came across this post on Tig’s Facebook page:
Hello friends and fans of One Mississippi. You may or may not have heard that Amazon cancelled our spectacular, hilarious, powerful, heartwarming, groundbreaking, critically acclaimed TV show. I am obviously very disappointed because there were so many more stories to tell- SO many. I must say, season 3 was already shaping up to be quite the force. It is nothing short of tragic that the powers that be found no space for us to continue to speak our truths. And because of this decision, I will no doubt miss the RIDICULOUSLY gifted cast and crew that surrounded me.
“It was beyond thrilling to make a show with that caliber of talent for 2 years. I’m truly beaming with pride as I type this, thinking back on all the little geniuses running around on and off our screen. And then there’s even more pride when I consider the fact that we told exactly the stories we wanted to tell. We expressed ourselves so honestly and unwaveringly in the face of very powerful figures in the middle of a very ugly, yet exciting time- a time of necessary conversations that must continue. Thank you- each and every single one of you who watched the show with your whole heart and soul there to take it all in- laughing, crying and even laugh-crying through it all. And I must say, the one positive for me personally is to now be free from any dark shadows that attached themselves to this beautiful show. It is time to move on and surround myself once again with positive, brilliant, kind people in the next chapter of life. I hope to see you there.
I was heartbroken, and so were countless other fans who took to Twitter to voice their disappointment.
I one THOUSAND percent co-sign @sepinwall's thoughts on why, for a huge array of reasons, it was very, very, very dumb for Amazon to cancel Tig Notaro's terrific One Mississippi. Especially this bit: https://t.co/guSMwYzsTc #SaveOneMississippi pic.twitter.com/fnGiHSIrTB
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) January 18, 2018
is it too soon for a One Mississippi reboot?
— Stephanie Allynne (@StephAllynne) January 18, 2018
Still so mad ONE MISSISSIPPI was cancelled. It was the most prescient show about all of the #metoo moment, without being preachy. And it was so much more too! Humane, funny, specific, fresh characters. Grr.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 18, 2018
Tig Notaro is exactly the voice I want to hear right now, and #OneMississippi was the perfect vehicle to get her meaningful message out there. This hurts.
— Ben Travers (@BenTTravers) January 18, 2018
ONE MISSISSIPPI GOT CANCELLED AND I'M TAKING BACK EVERYTHING I SAID ABOUT TV FOR QUEER WOMEN BEING RELATIVELY OKAY RN https://t.co/04xN239JPv
— riese (@autowin) January 18, 2018
Sorry to see One Mississippi not get a 3rd season esp. since it would have cost 12 cents to make. Not sure what the Amazon mandate is right now besides "We should have hits."
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 18, 2018
What?? Why? Is it jus gonna be a store again? Do yourselves a favor & watch seasons 1&2 of One Mississippi = masterpiece https://t.co/GRDxL2SNNK
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 18, 2018
I literally cannot get over the cancellation of @OneMississippi I hung in there after the #brockturner sentence and after the Trump election but this is blotting out the one bright spot in this whole misogynistic waking nightmare. Help us @TigNotaro you're our only hope.
— Michele Dauber (@mldauber) January 22, 2018
And of course I started watching the absolutely perfect One Mississippi right when it was canceled. There are few shows I’ve seen that are so emotionally specific.
— Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip) January 21, 2018
Many fans are tweeting other networks in the hopes of getting “One Mississippi” picked up again:
Just learned One Mississippi was cancelled by Amazon. Boo Amazon, Boo! Hulu? Netflix? Please swoop in and pick up this great series. Please. #OneMississippi
— Heather Hoehl (@DizzParkMom) January 21, 2018
— Marcie (@geosooner) January 18, 2018
I *just* found out about @OneMississippi and am in mourning. @netflix PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE save what the idiots at @amazon have thrown away. @netflix this show is the battlecry everyone needs following every single sexual assault allegation that has come out!!
— Stacey A (@stace_ay) January 19, 2018
I'm quietly hoping FX is considering giving One Mississippi a new home… 💔
— Mel (@Melsta17) January 22, 2018
If you’re a fan of “One Mississippi” and need some more Tig Notaro in your life, check out her memoir, I’m Just A Person.