CBS has cancelled The Millers.
The Greg Garcia created comedy, which stars Will Arnett, Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale, will shut down production effective immediately, only part way through its 22 episode second season order, TVWise has learned.
The Millers has never been a huge hit for CBS and was on the bubble at the end of last season. At the time, CBS topper Nina Tassler told reporters she renewed the show as she believed in the creative potential of the show. To boost ratings, The Millers added Will & Grace star Sean Hayes as a series regular for the second season.
That move was for naught, however, as the show ultimately lost its plum post-The Big Bang Theory slot to the Allison Janney starrer Mom, and instead was moved to Monday nights, where it has struggled in the ratings. Since that Monday move, The Millers has been pulling in series lows, with the most recent episode averaging a mere 6.5 million viewers and a 1.5 demo rating.
It is understood that at least on more episode of The Millers will air on CBS this coming Monday, before it is yanked from the schedule. It is presently unclear what will replace the show in its Monday night 8:30pm time-slot, but utility player Mike & Molly, which has been held back until one of CBS’ freshman comedies failed for the past two seasons, is considered likely.