CBS is pulling the plug on the Tony Shalhoub fronted comedy series We Are Men.
The network has cancelled the freshman comedy – which was recently acquired for UK broadcast by Comedy Central – after two low rated episodes. We Are Men has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately and it is currently unclear if the series will complete production on its 13 episode order or if those completed episodes will see the light of day.
With We Are Men now off of CBS’ fall schedule, the network has had to make a number of other changes to Monday nights. 2 Broke Girls will now assume We Are Men‘s Monday night 8:30pm time-slot, while repeat episodes of The Big Bang Theory will air in the 9pm slot for the next two weeks and a third as-yet unspecified program will follow the week after until the new season of Mike & Molly premieres in that same slot on November 4th.
The cancellation comes after We Are Men failed to make much of an impact with CBS’ audience. The series premiered to 6.4 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo. Then in week 2 the series dipped further; pulling in 5.4 million viewers and a 1.8 18-49 demo rating, which had a knock on effect on rest of CBS’ Monday night comedy block. With the cancellation of We Are Men, the series becomes the third casualty of the 2013-2014 season following on from the cancellations of ABC’s Lucky 7 and Fox’s Murder Police. Meanwhile, only two of this fall’s new series have earned pick ups; with NBC’s The Blacklist receiving a back nine order and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow earning a second season renewal.