CBS Pulls ‘The McCarthys’ From Thursday Nights Effective Immediately

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The McCarthysThe McCarthys tenure on CBS is coming to an end.

After surprising many industry observers by handing a partial back-order to the ratings challenged comedy, CBS has reconsidered their position and pulled the Laurie Metcalf fronted family comedy The McCarthys from their schedule effective immediately.

The Thursday night 9:30pm time-slot will be filled with a repeat episode of The Big Bang Theory for the next two weeks, while the hour-long series finale of Two And A Half Men will fill the berth on February 19th. The second season of Mom will then move to the time-slot as of February 26th.

The McCarthys is a multi-camera comedy about a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. The comedy series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television and stars Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn and Kelen Coleman.

Despite launching in a decent slot behind Two And A Half Men, The McCarthys has struggled to find an audience on Thursday nights, with its ratings hovering around 7 million viewers and a 1.6 A18-49 rating. Officially CBS has not cancelled The McCarthys, but the remaining episodes are not expected to air nor is the series expected to appear on the network’s 2015-2016 schedule.