Netflix Cancels "Sex/Life" Days After Sarah Shahi Said She "Couldn't Get Behind" Some of Season 2

It's time to say goodbye to Netflix's "Sex/Life," because the show is officially ending after two seasons. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news to POPSUGAR on April 7, though no further details about the show's cancellation have emerged.

The news comes shortly after the show's star, Sarah Shahi, got candid about her feelings about "Sex/Life" season two, revealing she was bothered by some changes made after the first installment. "I definitely did not have the support that I did in the first season from the people involved in the show," she shared in an April 4 episode of the "Not Skinny but Not Fat" podcast, saying the shift was rooted in the creators and the script.

"It became a much different thing for me — and I'm not afraid to say that," she said, adding that she had trouble with some of the new material. "[There were] more moments that felt very gimmicky," said Shahi, adding that she "couldn't get behind" some of the new content. "I'm never going to work for Netflix again now after saying all this, but I can't lie."

Shahi also shared that she wished she had more screen time with her costar and real-life partner Adam Demos, who she met on the set of the show in 2020. "I really liked our stories and I like working with him," she said. "He was a brilliant scene partner. [In season two], I was working so much and he was working so little. He's, like, in 60 seconds of the entire thing. I never saw him."

In Shahi's podcast interview, the star also said that she hadn't heard anything about a third season at the time, and noted that the show's return depended on viewership. Meanwhile, back in March, the show's creator, Stacy Rukeyser, shared that she definitely hoped the show would be renewed for season three.

"It's definitely not intended to be a series finale," Rukeyser told Variety of the second season's final episode, in which most of the main characters's storylines wrapped up in happy endings. "I believe there are always more stories to tell with these characters . . . We'd also be back to that prime question from season one, which is, can you have sex and life all at the same time, especially as a new mom."

At the time, Rukeyser said that regardless of what happened, she wanted to end the show on a bright note. "This show has always been intended to be escapist and inspirational, to inspire women to really look at their lives and make sure they're happy and that they're getting what they want — that they're being all parts of themselves," she added. "And I feel that giving them a happy ending is a much better way to inspire women than basically making Billie (Shahi) miserable because she screwed up."