One day after Taken was more or less canceled over at NBC, it seems as though CBS has decided to do the same thing with its low-rated comedy Living Biblically.
What are the signs? According to some sleuthing that was done by the fine folks over at SpoilerTV, some episodes of the series have been replaced seemingly on the schedule by repeats of The Big Bang Theory. There is some unfortunate irony here in that Living Biblically counts The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki as one of its executive producers.
The idea behind Living Biblically was to see if a man could really live directly by the teachings of the Bible, and on paper it seemed like the sort of thing that could connect with Middle America, which has in turn fallen back in love with Roseanne. Yet, it like much of CBS’ comedy block on Monday nights has struggled to find and then maintain a loyal following. This show in particular averaged just a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 and if pulled completely, this will be the second Monday-night comedy that the network moved off the air before all of the episodes wrapped up. The most recent one was Me, Myself & I starring Bobby Moynihan this past fall.
What this apparent cancellation suggests more than anything else is that CBS needs to rethink what they are doing in the comedy space. While their Thursday-night lineup led by The Big Bang Theory is solid, Mondays are a mess and that’s a shame. This used to be the timeslot dominated by The King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, and then Two and a Half Men. Now, they have a middling Kevin Can Wait leading things off — it’s possible that Man with a Plan or Superior Donuts could join Kevin Can Wait with a renewal but we don’t feel altogether great about any of these shows in the long-term. You can see more in the video below; while you are at it, we suggest that you subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for more.
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