Today, the news we’ve got on a pair of comedies is a little bit of mixed bag, but let’s begin with the good: “Life in Pieces” is staying put at CBS for at least the rest of the season. The network decided on Tuesday to officially order a full season of the ensemble comedy, which is great news for its fans.
Of course, the question that we would understand many having for the time being is whether or not the show still has season 2 upside. Its ratings are solid, but you can attribute much of that to it airing after “The Big Bang Theory.” We’ve already seen with “The Millers” one show that could not keep the ratings up without that sort of wind at its sails, and it may take some time before learning if this show can stand on its own two feet.
“The Brink” is over – Now, for some less-than-stellar news coming from HBO. Despite previously ordering a second season, the network has decided to go ahead and cancel the Jack Black – Tim Robbins comedy, after all. Here is what they had to say in a statement:
“After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give The Brink the attention it deserves for a second season. We are proud of the first season and wish everyone involved in this show the very best.”
Why change their mind at this point? We wonder if some of it had to do solely with how this show, unlike other HBO comedies over the years, really could not keep much up in the way of buzz. Word-of-mouth is a huge reason why the network gets subscribers, and there was not too much hovering around it.
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