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Saturday, May 13, 2017


Another veteran comedy was given the boot today when CBS cancelled 2 Broke Girls after six seasons. The show has hopped around the CBS schedule and was a solid utility player for the network with a strong syndication run on TBS. But it wasn't owned by CBS, and that matters a whole lot these days. The show premiered to great fanfare and huge ratings as it followed the big Ashton Kutcher debut on Two and a Half Men and got the best premiere numbers for a comedy in years. It could never become the anchor CBS hoped it could, but it always seemed to do better when it was plugged into a slot and expectations were lower.

2 Broke Girls was part of the heralded 2011-12 class of freshmen that saw 20 out of 47 come back for a second season but they are quickly disappearing with Last Man Standing also cancelled this week and it looking dicey at best for New Girl. The only shows officially coming back next year from that class are Scandal, which will end after next season, and Once Upon a Time, which is very low rated at this point.

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