The Baby-Sitters Club, a Netflix teen show, has been terminated after two seasons. The decision was made five months after the show’s second season premiered on the streaming service.
The Baby-Sitters Club is based on Ann M. Martin’s long-running series of novels about a group of middle-school friends who organize and run a babysitting business while dealing with the challenges of growing up. The show mainly received excellent feedback for its representation of the core group of girls’ relationships and its lighthearted tone.
“I have wanted to be a part of the world Ann M. Martin created since I was 7 years old, and for two amazing seasons I actually got to be,” said Rachel Shukert in a statement.
“It was a dream come true. Although I am heartbroken not to be returning to Stoneybrook for 20 more seasons, I am so proud of the incredible show our amazing cast and crew created and the way it brought joy and comfort to so many when they needed it most. Thank you to Walden Media and to Netflix for giving us the opportunity to introduce Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne, Dawn, Jessi, and Mallory to a new generation of fans who I know will love them as much as we do for years to come.”
For the most part, Netflix does not provide extensive viewership data for its titles. Season two debuted in ninth place on Netflix’s global English-language top 10 series list for the week of Oct. 11-17 but dropped down the following week. The month after its debut, it failed to crack Netflix’s top ten in the United States.
Kristy Thomas is played by Sophie Grace, Claudia Kishi is played by Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph plays Stacey McGill, Malia Baker plays Mary Anne Spier, Dawn Schafer is played by Kyndra Sanchez (Xochitl Gomez played a role in season one), Vivian Watson plays Mallory Pike, and Anais Lee plays Jesse Ramsey. Elizabeth, Kristy’s mother, is played by Alicia Silverstone, while Watson Brewer, Elizabeth’s fiancé and later husband, is played by Mark Feuerstein.
Walden Media produces the Baby-Sitters Club. Shukert has alongside Lucia Aniello, Michael De Luca, Lucy Kitada, Sascha Rothchild, Martin, Naia Cucukov, Ben Forrer, and Frank Smith of Walden Media.