Stan Against Evil Canceled at IFC

IFC has canceled the John C. McGinley-starring monster fest, Stan Against Evil, after three seasons.

Stan Against Evil Cancelled

Evil has won…for now.

IFC has canceled its monster hunting comedy Stan Against Evil after three seasons. Stan Against Evil creator Dana Gould confirmed the news on his podcast, The Dana Gould Hour.

Stan Against Evil, I am sad to report, will not be returning for a fourth season. It had a great run of three seasons. It’s not coming back. Will it show up in some other form on some other network someday? Maybe. But right now, as we like to say, it’s dead as Kelsey’s nuts,” Gould said in a very Gould-ian statement on his podcast.

Stan Against Evil  wrapped up its third, and currently final, season in November of 2018. The show followed Stanley Miller (John C. McGinley), the former sheriff of a small New Hampshire town. Stan teams up with the new sheriff Evie Barret (Janet Varney) when the town comes to be terrorized by all manner of monsters, witches, ghosts, and other supernatural nuisances. The town was built on the site of a witch burning, which is always less than ideal.

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At some point, the cancellation bell tolls for us all but this was a particular bummer given the season 3 finale ended up such a fantastic note. The third season in general had a lot of ambitious moments and homages, including a pitch perfect X-Files take.

“It’s a beautiful vehicle to do different genres and explore different things,” Gould told us prior to Stan Against Evil Season 3.

further reading: Stan Against Evil: The 13 Best Monsters

As is often the case now, there will be rumblings about finding a new home for a potential Stan Against Evil Season 4. Stan himself, John C. McGinley, has taken to retweeting pleas for a revival. Whether those attempts are successful remains to be seen but three seasons and 24 episodes isn’t anything to sneeze at for a little horror comedy.

Alec Bojalad is TV Editor at Den of Geek and TCA member. Read more of his stuff here. Follow him at his creatively-named Twitter handle @alecbojalad