CBS Pulls the Plug on Cancelled Comedies Bad Teacher and Friends with Better Lives
CBS has finally lost its faith on its poor-performing comedy series that premiered during the last part of the 2013-2014 television season. The network has finally pulled the plug on “Bad Teacher” and “Friends with Better Lives” to make way for other returning comedy series that have higher ratings. Read on to learn more about CBS’ official cancellation of “Bad Teacher” and “Friends with Better Lives.”
TV Line reported that CBS has officially removed the shows “Bad Teacher” and “Friends with Better Lives” (FWBL) from its prime time schedule. The action followed the continued lackluster ratings that both fresh comedies got since they aired this season. FWBL only got four remaining unaired episodes while “Bad Teacher” still has a long way to go with eight more episodes.
Despite the two shows’ permanent removal, two renewed comedies were saved from cancellation. “Mom,” which is slated to return next fall, will be aired as reruns on the FWBL’s Monday schedule. Another freshman comedy, “The Millers,” kicks off its Season 2 on its new time slot on Thursday.
The “Bad Teacher” TV adaptation is loosely based on the R-rated comedy of the same name with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. The TV version of “Bad Teacher” stars Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen and Sara Rodier. It was developed by “Community’s” Hilary Winston and produced by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen and Michael Lasker.
Created by Dana Klein, “Friends with Better Lives” (#FWBL) stars James Van Der Beek, Majandra Delfino, Zoe Lister-Jones, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald and Kevin Connolly. It follows the story of six friends, who are having their own separate relationships. They try to help one another as they struggle to find the solutions for the problems that they encounter in their love lives.
Aside from CBS pulling the plug on its cancelled comedies “Bad Teacher” and “Friends with Better Lives,” Deadline also noted that other shows have also been cancelled such as “The Crazy Ones” starring Robin Williams, “Hostages” and “Intelligence.” The cancellation was made during the 2014 May Sweeps.
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