Showtime Cancels "SMILF" Amid Misconduct Allegations Against Female Showrunner

March 11, 2019

On Friday, Showtime announced that it would not renew the Golden Globe-nominated comedy SMILF for a third season amid misconduct allegations involving the show's star and showrunner, Frankie Shaw. Among the more serious allegations against Shaw is that she tried to force actress Samara Weaving to get naked during a sex scene against her will (and contractual terms). Herein, Shaw allegedly ripped her own top off inside Weaving's trailer in an attempt to show her that nudity was no big deal, and kept the cameras running when they were supposed to be turned off. In addition to Shaw, the critically praised show about a single mother trying to have a social life in Boston also starred Connie Britton and Rosie O'Donnell.