Losing “The Crazy Ones” is probably the only one of these that would have surprised you had you been told many months ago. Robin Williams had a lot of star power, but this show just wasn’t as funny in the early going as it needed to be, and for some reason the single-camera format doesn’t work very well on CBS compared to their more traditional sitcoms.
As for some of the other shows.
“Friends with Better Lives” – Ever since premiering after the “How I Met Your Mother” series finale, the show has received diminishing returns. Then again, at least it was liked better than the “How I Met Your Mother” finale.
“Bad Teacher” – This show premiered so late in the season that it was clear that CBS had no interest whatsoever in keeping it around for another season.
“Intelligence” – This show with Josh Holloway got off to a great start in the ratings, thanks to airing after an “NCIS” episode. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t very good and felt like a very derivative version of “Chuck” minus most of the humor that made “Chuck” a good show. Maybe this means Meghan Ory can do more work on “Once Upon a Time” again?
CBS was very liberal when it came to keeping shows around this year; as a matter of fact, they even decided to pick up “The Mentalist” for another season despite no inclination beforehand that they would.
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