MTV Cancels Hard Times of RJ Berger

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The cast of The Hard Times of RJ Berger

The cast of 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger - © MTV

MTV has decided two seasons are enough for the high school comedy The Hard Times of RJ Berger. The series showed promise with its second season debut doing well ratings-wise. However, the show’s been leaking viewers. The season two finale only drew in 860,000 viewers.
 
The news was confirmed on August 12, 2011 by Seth Grahame-Smith, creator o of the show (and author Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as well as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) via Twitter:
 

Well, it’s official. #RJBerger has been cancelled. Thanks to the cast and crew for two amazing seasons, and to all the fans.”

More on The Hard Times of RJ Berger:
The Hard Times of RJ Berger orbits the hilariously-hellish life of a deeply unpopular high school student (Paul Iacono) and his scheming, sex-obsessed best friend, Miles Jenner (Jareb Dauplaise). Other than pining after the girl of his dreams, Jenny Swanson (Amber Lancaster), receiving daily beatings from the meanest jock in school, Max Owens (Jayson Blair), and evading the stalker-ish advances of Lily Miran (Kara Taitz), there really wasn’t much excitement in RJ’s life. That was, until his anatomical gift was accidentally exposed to the entire school.
 
In a single moment, RJ went from anonymous to infamous, and for the first time in his life, he felt a tiny sliver of confidence. Swept up in this man-sized wave of recognition, viewers watched RJ claw his way out of the popularity basement. Whether trying to get laid, dealing with his bizarre parents, or simply navigating the treacherous waters of high school, RJ lives out the stories — good, bad and ugly — that we all remember from high school. One mis-adventure at a time, fans see him grow from a shy, awkward boy into a slightly less shy and awkward young man.
 

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