The Nickelodeon-Netflix teen musical comedy series Erin & Aaron is one and done, with the two distributors opting not to renew the show for a second season.
Headlined by Ava Ro and Jensen Gering, the show followed two stepsiblings who connected with each other via music. The show also featured numerous guest stars throughout, including Jack Griffo, Celia Méndez, Luca Diaz, Cyrina Fiallo, and Michael D. Cohen.
This is one of two major Nickelodeon live-action shows that Netflix picked up as an Original title outside of the United States and then subsequently licensed in the US, too. The other was That Girl Lay Lay, which is currently in its second season.
The show was first announced to be on the way to Netflix early last year, with all 13 episodes making up the first season and touching down on Netflix globally in November 2023.
Jensen Gering Announces Cancelation of Erin & Aarron
The announcement of the cancelation came via Instagram on February 5th with Jensen Gering writing a heartfelt post on Instagram thanking everyone involved but ultimately concluding there won’t be a season 2.
The full statement for the cancelation is as follows (we’ve replaced tags with the person’s name):
“Our show ‘Erin & Aaron’ has come to an end.
I want to thank all the fans who loved, watched and supported our show. The experience I had being a part of E&A was truly one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. Getting to do comedy, sing and play music in one show was the best. I learned so much, worked so hard and had the time of my life. I am beyond thankful to Nickelodeon and Netflix for this amazing opportunity and for believing in me. The family that show runner Patty Gary-Cox created along with Exec Producer and Creator Dicky Murphy and Exec Producers Sean W. Cunningham, Marc Dworkin and Producer Samantha Martin
was beyond what I could imagine. We had so much love and support the entire run of the show. I seriously couldn’t have asked for anything more. Getting to go in the studio everyday with my cast mates and friends for life, super talented girl Erin Ava Ro, superstar lil sister Pyper Braun (who is starring in the film “Imaginary” in theaters next Month! GO SEE IT) , Mom Larisa Oleynik Stepdad Dave Jung and friends Luca Diaz and Celia Méndez and laugh so much was everything. I have to send a special thanks to Director of Episodes 1-3 Wendy Ann Faraone whose love and guidance was just amazing.
This show was my first audition with my amazing agents Emily Urbani and Tiffany Treibel Martinez at The Osbrink Agency. And of course Cindy Osbrink all of who I am forever grateful for. I am equally grateful to Casting Directors Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero & Ron Pennywell who took a chance and let me audition for this project. The three of you rooting me on (and continuing to) is such a blessing.
There are, of course, many more people who were involved in this project. On set singing and piano coach Neara Russell guitar coach Nicholas Monahan producer/songwriter Chris Sernel, wardrobe Nicole Gorsuch Choreographers Cris Judd
and Jason Chong.
Thanks to everyone behind the scenes as well. We had so many laughs and memories I will hold to on forever. The show lives on Netflix and the songs live on Spotify.
Thanks for following me on this journey and I’m looking forward to whats next in music, acting and life!”
How well did Erin & Aaron perform on Netflix?
On Nickelodeon, the show debuted with 0.11 million viewers, with the finale dropping off to 0.09. If we compare that to That Girl Lay Lay, which started with 0.27 million, dropping to 0.23 million by the closing episode of season 1.
While the show never featured in the global top 10s, we can see that it managed to get into the TV and Kids TV top 10s in a bunch of regions.
Per FlixPatrol, the show featured in the US kids TV top 10s for 24 days before ducking out. It also had moderate success in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Ultimately, however, the show likely didn’t pull enough viewership on Netflix’s end to justify solely taking over the show from Nickelodeon. That shouldn’t be too surprising, given that Netflix hasn’t had much success in the live-action kids space, with much more emphasis on its animated lineup.
Hat tip to the folks at NickAlive for the heads up on this cancelation. Follow them for more Nickelodeon news.
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