Busy Philipps feelings toward 2019 might be mixed, at best, considering she recently lost her E! talk show, Busy Tonight, following its cancelation back in May following less than a year on the air. Page Six reported that Busy took to her Instagram to explain what happened, as well as her feelings toward the ordeal.
The 40-year-old White Chicks alum posted several photographs on her account regarding the cancelation of her series this past New Years’ Eve. According to the actress, she was in Dallas, Texas, to shoot commercials for Michaels and she received a call from her manager who told her they would not be renewing her show.
Busy felt “blindsided” by the news because she had just gotten finished a text message conversation with the president of E!, in which they informed her of their intention to kickstart a marketing campaign for the series. Page Six reports that the aforementioned president is now gone.
According to Philipps, she did “what anyone would do,” and ordered three tequilas and sat in a hotel and drank, while crying, calling up some of her friends and co-workers to inform them of what happened. Moreover, Busy sent a message that the actress claims she laughs at “to this day.”
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Final round of #almostgrams 2019! The Busy Tonight was cancelled round!! On APRIL 5, 2019! I flew to Dallas to shoot commercials over the weekend for Michael’s. When my plane took off, the song that came on shuffle was my favorite Deerhunter song He Would Have Laughed. I felt like it was a good sign. When I landed, my manager texted me to call her. Which I did. And she told me E! would not renew my show after the order was finished in a month. It was effectively cancelled. I was blindsided, especially since the last text I had from the head of E(who’s now gone🤷♀️) was about marketing for busy tonight that he was excited to tell me about. Anyway. I did what anyone would do. I sat in the lobby of the hotel in Dallas and ordered three tequilas and called Marc, Caissie, Eric, Tina, Caissie again and I cried. I waited for a call or email from someone at E, which never came so I sent a text to the head of the network that truly makes me lol to this day(slide 3). Then I took some selfies(first 2 pics), got a text from Marc reminding me about the Deerhunter song(slide 4), made a music video in my hotel room to it(which I posted to my stories at the time), then I went and got a tattoo on my ankle; the illustration from my book from the chapter where I got super fucked over by some dudes in this business(slide 5), THEN before I went to bed, I saw it was a new moon and what that moon meant(slide6). And. Anyway. It all started to become clear and I knew things were going to be better than fine. Right before the show was finished, I found a letter my daughter wrote to E! and I feel like as this year is almost over, the decade is closing, it's the right time to post the letter(slides 7,8,9🤣). And all the rest of it from April 5. Because here's the thing. The moon was right, the song WAS a good sign, my girl knows something about her mom- I work hard AF and love to prove people wrong and finally, the men will always try to fuck you over so fuck em and figure out something else. Which is exactly what Caissie and I have been doing. And next year; in 2020 we will finally be able to share it. 😍 So Happy New Year everyone!!Goodnight you guys! I love you SO much!!!
Philipps posted a picture of herself crying in front of the mirror, alongside a letter her 11-year-old daughter wrote to E! She wrote that E! was the worst network on television, and told them various reasons why she hated them.
As it was previously reported, Bust Tonight first started on the 28th of October, 2018, and in a May Instagram post, the star revealed it was going to end. The actress said back in May that they were trying to work out another location to send her show, but it’s unclear if it’ll come back on the air anytime soon.
At the moment, it’s currently unknown why the show was taken off the air, but typically, networks eliminate shows due to low-ratings, although, in some cases, networks may pull them due to controversy such as in Roseanne Barr’s case, or because it’s simply the right time after a successful run, like in the case of Friends.