Bridgette Bird is a smart, scrappy, young single mom trying to navigate life in South Boston with an extremely unconventional family. She struggles to make ends meet, which leads her to impulsive and at times immature decisions. Above all, Bridgettte wants to make a better life for her son. SMILF takes on motherhood, co-parenting, and female sexuality through a raw and unfiltered lens.
It is being reported that Showtime has cancelled SMILF after two seasons. The news does not come as a complete surprise, considering the recent controversy involving series creator and star Frankie Shaw.
It was late last year that Shaw made headlines after on-set misconduct claims were made against her. The allegations included unprofessional behavior and inappropriately handled sex scenes as showrunner. Shaw has since addressed the claims in interviews on late night television, taking responsibility for her actions and chalking it up to a learning experience. It was too little too late, however, as the show's fate was likely already sealed at that point.
The cable network is planning to finish airing the comedy's second season in-full, with the series finale scheduled for March 31.