David E. Kelley, Dean Lorey, and Brad Garrett created the sports comedy series Big Shot. the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 12, 2022.
However, since the season’s release, enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating its continuation. Marvyn Korn, a volatile basketball coach fired from the University of Wisconsin, decides to move to California to mentor a girls’ basketball team at Westbrook School, an elite high school for girls.
The series received positive feedback from the audience, so let’s discover more about the renewal status.
The Renewal Of Big Shot Season 3 Is Dicey
As of this writing, neither the creators nor the streaming platform had announced the third season. That’s understandable given that the second season was just released. The viewership and feedback of the audience are extremely important before renewing a show for another season.
It also takes some time to evaluate the performance before renewing it. Big Shot season 3 could perhaps take some time if we are getting another season.
Big Shot Has Been Nearly Cancelled
Recently, the series had its ups and downs. John Stamos spoke about Big Shot nearly being canceled after season one premiered.
He explained, “I loved that I was part of the beginning of Disney+. If I weren’t there, I’d be like, ‘I want to get on Disney+.’”
Then added, “‘Big Shot’ was not getting picked up after last year. We were on episode eight or nine out of 10, and I remember saying, ‘Let’s just pick the show up now, we’ll take a month off, write new scripts, ‘cause the girls are going to get old.’ They’re like, ‘Let it air first.’ It comes out, it does whatever.
I said, ‘Will you pick it up now?’ ‘Well, let’s see a few more shows.’ Weeks go by and weeks go by; all 10 come out. So I start calling around. It’s like, ‘Well, it didn’t do well in India, because they don’t play basketball’ — all these analytics and graphs and charts.
They know when you turn it on, when you turn it off, when you take a pee, how long the pee was, did you come back after the pee. Once there were the Brandon Tartikoffs [television executive], and these guys who would pick stuff up from their hearts. And so I was waiting for that: ‘Where’s Disney? You guys are about heart.’”
John Stamos Somehow Saved The Show Before
He further continued, “I said to myself, ‘John, take the hit, it’s not coming back.’ And then in one of the corniest moments of my life, I go, ‘Wait a minute — what would Coach Korn do here? Can I look in the mirror and say I did everything I could to get this show picked up?’
And Peter Rice [then-chairman of Walt Disney Television] lives down the street from me, so I emailed him, ‘Do you want to take a walk around the neighborhood?’ And I poured my heart out about what the show meant to me. Plus, there’s a show with a 98% diverse female cast.
In its DNA it’s about female empowerment. We need these kinds of shows. That was on a Thursday; Friday I get this call from the studio, and I didn’t answer because I knew it was going to be bad. And they called [co-creators] David Kelley and Dean Lorey and said, ‘Sorry, it’s done. We tried.’
And then an hour later they called back and said, ‘Hold on. Apparently, John Stamos took a walk with Peter Rice. And Peter told us to try to find the money for it.’”
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