CBS Pulls ‘The McCarthys’ Off Schedule
As the series is having an uneventful first season, CBS has decided it will pull the TV comedy “The McCarthys” from its Thursday lineup. The show will be going on hiatus after its Feb. 12 episode and insiders are already concluding that this marks the end of the series. Read on for more of the story below.
SpoilerTV first noticed that “The McCarthys” has been pulled off CBS’ schedule while news sites like Deadline and Variety officially confirmed the status a few days after. According to the reports, the network has decided to drop the comedy series weeks earlier than expected. It was because its standing at the ratings has also started to affect the drama series “Elementary,” which follows “The McCarthys” in the schedule.
As The AV Club reports, whenever a new episode of “The McCarthys” served as its lead-in, “Elementary’s” ratings would go down, dragging its numbers quite low. The show apparently held better when repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” were aired before it, thus, leading CBS to take “The McCarthys” off the air.
CBS, however, was quick to say that it has not yet officially canceled the series, as the show is only going on hiatus after Feb. 12,2015. “The McCarthys” has been committed for 15 episodes and some three or four episodes have yet to be aired.
Ratings for “The McCarthys” average around 1.5 to 1.7 among adults in the 18-49 bracket. Its performance is even poorer than “Mom,” which has improved in the second season, averaging between 2.5 to 2.8 in the 18-49 bracket.
By any other standards, “The McCarthys’” ratings is decent if it was airing on another network. The show garners seven million viewers a week. However, among CBS’ powerhouse series, this performance indeed won’t be able to satisfy its network executives.
A lot of new comedy shows are having it rough this season, with a string of cancellations happening across all of network TV. CBS, it seems, is not exempt. The network already canceled “The Millers” early in the fall, despite its stellar cast.
“The McCarthys” stars Tyler Ritter, Laurie Metcalf, Joey McIntyre, Kelen Coleman, Jimmy Dunn and Jack McGee. It centers on a Boston family whose openly gay son decides to help his father coach a high school basketball team.
Have you been watching “The McCarthys” and are you sorry that it’s been pulled off the air?
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