Not even God or Matt Damon could keep “The Sarah Silverman Program” around for another season.
Comedy Central has canceled the series, which ran for three seasons of seducing God, palling around with her nerdy gay neighbors, competing with her sister to erect a Holocaust memorial and other, less printable antics filtered through Silverman’s out-there comic mind.
Its downfall, though, can be traced to something pretty mundane: It wasn’t drawing a very big audience. Comedy Central had worked out a deal with sister network Logo (which carried repeats of the show) to keep “The Sarah Silverman Program” on the air last season, but the audience wasn’t there to justify a fourth year.
Silverman does have two movies in the offing — a comedy called “Peep World” with Judy Greer, Michael C. Hall and Alicia Witt, and the Sarah Polley-directed “Take This Waltz,” which is on track for a 2011 release.
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