‘The McCarthys’ pulled off schedule (but not officially canceled) by CBS
It looks like we could be seeing a little less of “The McCarthys” moving forward.
According to the excellent sources over at Broadcasting and Cable, the upcoming episodes of the show airing on February 5 and 12 are going to be replaced with repeats of (you guessed it) “The Big Bang Theory” following two of the last episodes of “Two and a Half Men” before its series finale. We cannot say that we are extremely shocked about the news, given that CBS has higher expectations for comedies than any other network, and it has been the lowest-rated of its lineup still on the air.
As star Joey McIntyre notes below, though, the show is not necessarily canceled. He shares a link where you can express some of your feelings about the show in hopes that it receives a second-season pickup.
We do feel bad for its present situation, given that it is a series that has improved, but CBS is not exactly patient. Even if it may not be canceled, things certainly are not looking good for it. We feel like years ago, networks were a little more patient with sitcoms especially. Just look at NBC and “Seinfeld,” which was hardly a hit (and was not necessarily that great) during its short first season.
This has just been a rough year for new comedies in general. “The McCarthys” is really the second-highest-rated comedy of the new season, with “black-ish” on ABC topping it for the number one spot. Even with that, the latter show’s ratings have declined since starting a competition with “Empire.”
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