In an unexpected twist of fate, the Season 4 finale became the show’s final episode
UPDATED October 22, 2017: Just a few days after the most recent fourth chapter of the sports dramedy series finished airing its 10 episodes, the Starz network announced that Survivor’s Remorse has been cancelled after 4 seasons and will not be renewed for Season 5. The disappointing news came despite the fact that the show has garnered positive feedback from viewers and delivered solid viewership numbers.
It’s game over for #SurvivorsRemorse https://t.co/pisXNiErml— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 10, 2017
One thing that immediately stands out is the overwhelmingly positive and high overall approval by viewers and fans, because Survivor’s Remorse currently boasts solid 7 out of 10 stars on IMDb, scores a perfect 5/5 on Common Sense Media (which almost never happens!) and 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. As most subscribers know, these ratings are great to get an overall feel for the general popularity of a show, but the deciding factor for the future of any television show will always be the viewing figures, which usually follow the general pattern of gradually losing viewers over the course of several seasons. However, in the case of Survivor’s Remorse these numbers keep rising instead of declining and the latest fourth installment premiered to an audience of 0.97 Million viewers, compared to the seemingly low 0.2 Million for the very first episode back in 2014. This is an enormous increase of overall 480% in viewership over the course of four seasons. At this point it’s safe to say that we will almost certainly see at least one more season of this super successful series.
About the series
Survivor’s Remorse is an American comedy television show that centers around the lives of fictional professional basketball player Cam Calloway and his family. The series first debuted on October 4th, 2014 on the American network Starz and has since been renewed for overall four seasons, with the latest installment kicking off on August 20th, 2017 with 10 brand new episodes. Created by Mike O’Malley and executive produced by LeBron James, the comedy hails from the production companies SpringHill Entertainment, Werner Entertainment and O'Malley Ink.
Survivor’s Remorse follows the life of Cam Calloway (played by Jessie T. Usher), a hotshot young basketball star who is thrust into the limelight after signing a huge contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. The show tackles topical issues faced by Cam and his cousin Reggie Vaughn (played by RonReaco Lee) in a humorous way as they struggle to reconcile their newly found fame and fortune. Coming from the toughest neighborhoods of Boston, the characters wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love and occasionally the self-induced guilt of their meteoric rise to the top.
Missy pressures Reggie to make a play for their independence. M-Chuck's satisfaction comes at the cost of Cassie's. Cam rebuffs Flaherty.
Cassie catches up with an old friend. Cam and Reggie visit a school. Missy and Allison each receive some unsolicited advice.
Cam reveals to Reggie that he's about to propose marriage to Allison. Reggie gives Cam some unexpected advice about the engagement process. M-Chuck's freshman English class challenges her to write about some painful truths, and Cassie nears completion of her conversion to Catholicism. Missy is determined to get involved in a big deal that Chen has presented to Reggie and Cam, but she'll have to convince her parents first...
Cam and Allison take a road trip. Mary Charles has a bone to pick with a museum donor. Reggie tries to get in on a deal with Chen.
Cam takes his basketball ambition in a new direction, Chen gets the wrong idea about Cassie's new hobby, and Missy makes a troubling discovery.
Missy has planned and extraordinary gala which will promote the altruistic goals of The Calloway Philanthropic Trust. Anyone who is anyone in Atlanta will be there. Cam's enthusiasm is infectious.
Cam and Allison come face to face with an unpleasant side effect of fame. Missy tries to get Reggie on board with the idea of her working side-by-side with Cam's family foundation.
M-Chuck has unconventional ideas about closure and Cam sees his father in a new light. Reggie and Trent head north.
Cam's visit to Walpole sends him on a wild goose chase into the past; Missy gets a worrisome phone call; and M-Chuck gives some teenagers a piece of her mind.
Cam, Reggie and Mary Charles' attempts to reconcile their paternal relationships yield varying results; Cassie and Chen try to enjoy their time in Shanghai.
Reggie's father makes a sudden appearance in Atlanta; Cassie meets Chen's parents.
Cam learns secrets about his family's past, then must deal with the fallout.
Reggie and Flaherty battle over a contract extension for Cam.
Cam and Reggie go back to Boston for a wedding. M-Chuck pursues a new relationship-with many different women.
Cassie has her DNA tested to discover more about her roots. After doing so, she meets a new family who helps her experience the traditions of the culture. Reggie and Cam try to get rid of Uncle Julius's gun.
Missy comes into her own as a media consultant and must cope with the fallout of a decision at a photo shoot for Cam. Chen and Cassie try to close the gap of a long distance relationship with the help of technology.
Cam's words during an interview are taken out of context and twisted into a scandal that the whole family is drawn into - one that leads to the creation of the Calloway Philanthropic Trust.
After meeting a wealthy Atlanta couple, Reggie and Missy argue about the importance of modern manners and the role that etiquette plays in social affairs.
The Calloway and Vaughns comfort one another as they try to navigate their way through the most trying ritual of their lives in Atlanta.
The family copes with the tragic loss of a family member and the sudden hole it leaves in their lives.
Reggie questions his decision to represent Jupiter, but Cam has no doubt about Allison. He is in love...even more so after Allison declines his expensive gifts. The family experiences a crisis.
Jupiter's draft status hangs in the balance so Reggie enlists Missy to tutor him. Missy thinks it'll be a snap but is challenged. Cam and Allison's romance expands, as do Reggie's business prospects.
Smitten with Allison, Cam puts on a magical first date. Uncle Julius learns how the other half lives on a disturbing jaunt with the police and M-Chuck uses her therapy to drive her mother crazy with guilt.
Just when Cam couldn't be lower, facing a career ending injury, he meets a girl who could be "the one." Reggie's life would be easier with only one, as repping Jupiter starts to seem like a fool's errand.
Chen is throwing a gala to launch Cam's shoe but his focus is wooing Cassie. Cam, usually smart about mixing work and romance, is reckless with a reporter. When it goes awry, Reggie tries not to say "Told ya."
Reggie meets Jupiter Blackmon, a college prospect headed for the NFL, whose manager rustles up trouble. Reggie sees an opportunity to rep Jupiter. M-Chuck is drawn into the world of a young pregnant girl.
It's Cam's first game back in Boston and the pressure is getting to him...and to Reggie. The family takes a cultural tour of a plantation, where M-Chuck decides to delve into the lingering racial tensions.
Cassie rejoins the dating world and her determination to get what she wants sets her on a collision course with Cam. And his checkbook. Reggie meets the strange and brilliant man who made Flaherty all his money.
Cam and M-Chuck have always fought but media fallout and scrutiny from a DA about domestic abuse takes them by surprise. Uncle Julius battles with a neighbor whose dog does his business on the driveway.
The Calloway's new mansion makes the penthouse look like a one-bedroom. Cam's max deal comes with serious strings attached to owner Jimmy Flaherty, who wants as much time as is contractually allowed.
When an old flame reaches out to Reggie, some of the family intervenes.
A childhood friend of Cam and Reggie's emerges - a talented baller derailed by prison time. Reggie gives Cassie a budget to house hunt. Cam considers a shoe endorsement deal.
Missy campaigns to get Reggie into an exclusive black-founded country club, but accepting the membership has consequences. Cam searches for a church to support, but a pastor surprises him.
Cam follows Reggie and Missy's advice and visits a dying teen who loves basketball - but the boy has an unexpected wish. Reggie tells Cam to put the family on his payroll.
Cam's mother overshares about his upbringing at a charity gala for an abused child, with huge implications. Uncle Julius takes on a new role as a 'talent scout' for Cam.
Star basketball player Cam Calloway signs a pro contract with Atlanta, and is embraced by the city. But his entourage - sister, mother, cousin and wife and uncle - are proving to be a liability.