There are a few new cancellation notes to get through today, beginning with the unsurprising reveal that The Great Indoors is done.
Earlier today, the CarterMatt projection for the Joel McHale comedy was that it would be canceled. That became reality earlier today, with the culprit being, as predicted, low ratings. The show fared okay following The Big Bang Theory, but with this lead-in the expectations are high. They were not met, and when the show aired in a different timeslot the numbers plummeted. As funny as McHale can be, the right move was to respond to some of the data you get in. Had this show returned, the ratings would have fallen hard given that the post-Big Bang Theory spot is being reserved at the moment for the prequel series featuring a younger Sheldon.
With this move, CBS is more or less done shoring up its returning comedy series moving into the new season. Remember that the Monday-night lineup lineup is all returning other than 2 Broke Girls, which was recently canceled after six seasons on the air.
Looking towards The CW – If you love No Tomorrow and Frequency and are bummed that the two shows are coming to a close, the network did fulfill a recent promise that they made in creating some epilogues. If you head over to the network’s official site, the finale to No Tomorrow now has an additional couple of minutes added to it where you get a little more of a sense as to what happened when it came to the “end of the world.” Meanwhile, there is a four-minute clip of Frequency that gives a little bit more closure when it comes to Riley Smith and Peyton List’s characters.
These two shows were ones with great potential, but for one reason or another, neither took off with viewers. They struggled from the jump despite solid lead-ins, and from the moment their finales aired it was clear that neither would be returning for another season on the air.
The CW appears done with their own programming, renewing the bulk of their other remaining shows while ordering many new series, including a new version of Dynasty.
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