NEW YORK – Comedy Central has impeached its spoof of the George W. Bush White House That's My Bush!
The show, which premiered last April, was canned yesterday — although Comedy Central officials are refusing to use the "c" word to describe the show's future.
"There's no such thing as cancellation on Comedy Central — the show will continue to live on and play in a variety of time periods," says network spokesman Tony Fox.
Comedy Central poured about $700,000 into each Bush episode to try to replicate the look and feel of a network sitcom.
"We're tremendously proud of the show and think it was a creative success — but it was tremendously expensive to produce and we're operating a business," Fox said.
The show, created by South Park masterminds Matt Stone and Trey Parker, stars Timothy Bottoms as President Bush.
It started out strongly with 2.9 million viewers but leveled off to about 1.7 million viewers each week.
"As wonderful and successful as the show was, it couldn't pay for itself," Fox said.