Friday, November 14, 2014

CBS Cancels 'The Millers' After 2 Seasons

Four episodes into its second season, CBS has pulled the plug on struggling comedy The Millers. The sitcom will film one more episode and then officially shut down production. A new episode will air next Monday - November 17. It's currently unclear if any more episodes will air.

Most recently, The Millers pulled in a 1.5 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 6.48 total million viewers. Those numbers are severely down from the comedy's first season - where it aired on Thursday nights after The Big Bang Theory. CBS is also claiming that The Millers' cancellation is in part because its ratings have been bringing down breakout freshman drama Scorpion.

The Millers was created by Greg Garcia and followed a family after the parents decide to divorce after 43 years together. The all-star cast included Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, J.B. Smoove, Jayma Mays, Lulu Wilson and Nelson Franklin. In an attempt to boost ratings, Sean Hayes joined the cast at the start of the second season.

No decision has been made on the future of freshman comedy The McCarthys which has been pulling in similar numbers to The Millers. The broadcast network has veteran comedy Mike & Molly and new comedy The Odd Couple set to debut at midseason.