Survivor: Dan Spilo’s show ‘Sunnyside’ has been canceled

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Despite a Fall 2019 television season filled with new shows, Sunnyside (executively produced by Dan Spilo) is the first to be canceled.

Dan Spilo has not gotten a great start to the Fall 2019 television cycle. After being questioned by women in his tribe about his boundaries for touching people via backrubs and massages in the Survivor: Island of the Idols premiere, followed by giving people the used car salesman vibe in the most recent episode, his brand new show, Sunnyside, is on the outs.

As reported by USA Today, the NBC single-camera sitcom has been effectively canceled before airing its fourth and final episode on television this coming Thursday. However, the show’s remaining six episodes (plus an additional eleventh episode recently ordered) will be published online each week.

Dan Spilo was the executive producer of Sunnyside; a comedy about a disgraced former New York City councilman who found work helping immigrants prepare for the citizenship test. We wrote about the premiere earlier this year, just ahead of the premiere of Survivor: Island of the Idols in an exclamation of Dan Spilo’s excellent week (at the time).

The show must go on for Dan Spilo, who has more projects coming up outside of managing Hollywood talent and appearing on Survivor. He recently signed on with Netflix to produce a movie called Love, Guaranteed, which is currently filming in Vancouver. He’s also working on another series (also for Netflix) called The Upshaws starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps, so he has multiple options to bounce back.

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Such is the case for Dan Spilo, the Survivor castaway, as although he’s on some players’ radars, he has seemingly progressed from his rough start at the beginning of Island of the Idols. He has the opportunity to go home if Jamal gets his way, but that’s not quite as likely to happen. A bump in the road just makes the journey more memorable, and that’s what Sunnyside might be for Dan Spilo.