The not-so-popular TLC reality program All-American Muslim, a show that ignited national controversy, has been canceled and will not be back for a second season.
Cast members were told by TLC executives that the show didn’t get high enough ratings to continue, but some said they are skeptical of that claim since the show’s ratings were equal to those of many other shows.
All-American Muslim followed the lives of five Dearborn, MI families and showed their everyday lives as they lived through their religious and American identities.
Late last year, the show garnered nationwide attention after anti-Muslim bloggers called for a boycott of advertisers on the show.
The department store Lowe’s quickly pulled their ads after hearing complaints from conservative Christians who were upset that that show did not portray Muslim-Americans as extremists.
After Lowe’s pulled their ads from the show, nationwide efforts were underway to get the home improvement store to re-instate the ads and issue an apology – but they never did.
Suehaila Amen one of the cast members, told the Free Press:
“Having the opportunity to be a part of such a groundbreaking series with TLC has been extraordinary. Our show helped to pave the way for the moderate Muslim voice to be heard in this nation.”