It has not been a great run comedy shows this season. Early this week, CBS has quietly pulled the plug on the sophomore comedy series “The Millers,” while TV Land has confirmed that it will be ending “Hot in Cleveland” after six seasons. Read on for the details.
As reported on Deadline, “The Millers” will no longer have to finish its second season as production will be shut down after filming one more episode. The show, which airs on Monday nights on CBS, has been trailing at the ratings, falling only at 1.5 in the demo. The series fared better when it debuted last year with “The Big Bang Theory” as its lead-in support. The report also stated that its ratings affected freshmen drama caper “Scorpion,” which followed “The Millers” on the timeslot.
“The Millers” was already running on its fourth week this season when the network decided to cut the cord. In place of this comedy, CBS is set to bring back “Mike and Molly” earlier than scheduled. The show, which is already on its fifth season, stars Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. Expect “Mike and Molly” to premiere its latest season this coming Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
“The Millers” is a family comedy that had such a stellar cast in Will Arnett, Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges. In the second season, Sean Hayes joined the cast, but he will have to cut short working for this show now that it has been canceled.
Meanwhile, cable channel TV Land also announced that it will no longer be renewing “Hot in Cleveland,” which airs Wednesday nights.
In a report from People Magazine, the network has decided that its current season, the sixth season, will be its last. The series about old single women starred Valeri Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White.
“The passion and talent they brought to the set each and every week over the past 5 years has put TV Land on the map as a network dedicated to quality original programming. We will continue to celebrate the show and are looking forward to a fantastic series finale," said Larry W. Jones, TV Land’s president in a statement published on the People Magazine report.
And that's the scoop on the two cancellations that took place early this week, with CBS dropping the axe on “The Millers” and TV Land confirming the end of “Hot in Cleveland.”
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