While we’d be very much worried about “The McCarthys” if we were a fan of the show, there may at least be a little news right now that could give you a reasonable sigh of relief … but maybe not a big one.
According to a new report from Deadline, CBS has opted to order at least two more scripts for the sitcom, even though it debuted to the lowest in-season numbers that they’ve ever seen for a comedy. Remember here that the network has long been a titan in this genre, which is why their expectations for their shows are typically so much higher than almost everywhere else.
Make no mistake, though, that if the ratings for the third episode tonight are bad in the morning, this show could be replaced in a matter of a couple of short weeks. “Manhattan Love Story” got an order of some further episodes, but they also ended up getting the ax well before their 13-episode run was over.
As we’ve said a few times right now, this has not been a very good year when it comes to comedies on network TV. “Selfie” and “Manhattan Love Story” have already been pulled from the schedule, and “Mulaney,” “A to Z,” and “Bad Judge” are being allowed to finish up their run. While NBC’s “Marry Me” is being given a few more episodes to shine this season, its chances of a renewal are slipping away after losing a lot of its lead-in after “The Voice.” If nothing else, though, we do still feel confident about the quality of the show.
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