Showtime announced earlier this week that it will not be ordering a fourth season of the Toni Collette drama.
"I'm a little depressed," Cody told New York Magazine. "Mostly I hope everyone who worked on the show finds a job right away.
"But I also feel like we made an innovative and interesting show, and any time you can provide Toni Collette with a vehicle for her craft - oh s**t, I said craft, I hate that - anyway, Toni gives a performance of a lifetime and it was a privilege to be a part of that, and I know I sound like a cliché, but the sentiment is genuine."
Cody added that Showtime was "incredibly nurturing" and suggested that the only reason United States of Tara was axed was that it didn't pick up enough viewers.
However, she admitted that she would do things "differently" if she returned to television in the future.
"I think it might be a more solitary process," she said. "I don't think I ever got the hang of the writers' room. I love collaborating with people, but I really do my best work alone, and I think I would want to - if I did something again, I think I'd want to take total ownership the way Aaron Sorkin or David Kelley does. I think Glee is written by three people, which is interesting."
Cody also admitted that it "sucks" that United States of Tara won't have a proper series finale because of the timing of the announcement but suggested that fans will be satisfied.
"I think it is a nice, natural end," she said.
The series finale of United States of Tara will air on June 20 on Showtime.
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