How about this for something we did not see coming at this very moment? CBS has made the extremely rare move of canceling a show in the middle of the season, and it is not one that just premiered this fall.
Rather, the network has made the decision to send “The Millers” packing after a few weeks of struggling after “2 Broke Girls” on Monday night. We’re going to be interested in hearing some more of the possible stories behind why this one ended so quickly, mostly because it is such a rarity to end a comedy like this … even a struggling one.
Last season, “The Millers” had a very good start to the season, but you can excuse a lot of it as it airing following “The Big Bang Theory” on Thursday nights. This show always is going to be a big boost to anything that comes after it.
The real issue that the show had was just on the surface, it came across as too generic. Even the name had to buzz or spin to it. You had a great cast with Will Arnett and Margo Martindale leading the way, and you even had Sean Hayes added this season to boost things up even more.
This news may be a big blow to both Arnett and Hayes in a way, given that they have both struggled as of late to produce new, hit shows. Arnett’s “Running Wilde” was canceled even faster than “The Millers,” while Hayes’ “Sean Saves the World” ended at around the same sort of time “Running Wilde” did (maybe a tiny bit longer).
Production was shut down immediately for the comedy, and it is to be seen what happens to its timeslot.
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