Another week, another canceled series.
On Wednesday, CBS pulled the first year situational comedy We Are Men out of its Monday night lineup after two disappointing airings.
The situational comedy series starred Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3) as Carter, a man who moves into a short-term rental complex after his bride leaves him at the altar. While in the complex, he learns the ways of the world via three older divorced men he becomes friends with: Gil (Kal Penn), Stuart (Jerry O’Connell), and Frank (Tony Shalhoub).
We Are Men premiered to 6.64 million viewers with a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic, well below the average numbers for its lead-in series How I Met Your Mother. Men’s second episode fell to 5.41 million viewers with a 1.8 in the 18-49 demo. While the numbers weren’t as drastic as Lucky 7’s cancellation, the comedy’s low ratings had an effect on the networks 9, 9:30, and 10 o’clock slots that feature 2 Broke Girls, Mom, and Hostages.
To fill in We Are Men’s timeslot, CBS will shift in 2 Broke Girls. To fill in 2 Broke Girls 9:00 time slot, CBS plans to air repeats of The Big Bang Theory until November 4, when Mike & Molly makes its Season 4 premiere.
With the cancellation of We Are Men, the show joins Lucky 7 as the second new fall TV series to be canceled. Both shows also ended after two episodes.