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Accidentally on Purpose: Season or Series Finale? Will it be Cancelled or Renewed?

Accidentally on PurposeTonight’s episode of Accidentally on Purpose marks the final episode of the freshman sitcom’s first season. Will it be the show’s series finale as well?

Accidentally on Purpose follows a thirty-something movie critic (Jenna Elfman) who’s broken up with her charming boss (Grant Show). She ends up having a one-night fling with a much younger man (Jon Foster) and becomes pregnant. She ultimately decides to keep both the baby and the guy. The series also features Lennon Parham, Nicolas Wright, Ashley Jensen, and Pooch Hall.

The sitcom got off to a good start back on September 21, 2009 with 8.99 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers started to decline in the next couple of weeks but then came back up.
On Mondays, the show averaged a 3.1 in the all-important demo and 8.23 million viewers. In that same timeslot, Rules of Engagement’s been doing about the same.

For the past couple weeks, CBS has been airing Accidentally on Purpose on Wednesday nights. Without as strong a lead-in as How I Met Your Mother, the sitcom hasn’t been doing as well. In its two weeks of original episodes, Accidentally on Purpose has attracted a 1.9 rating and just 5.97 million viewers. In the same timeslot, Gary Unmarried, averaged a 2.15 rating and 6.65 million viewers.

Should Accidentally on Purpose get a second season?

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In the end, Accidentally on Purpose has performed either lower or about the same as other sitcoms in the same timeslots. That’s not bad but likely not good enough to get it a second season. If the show had beaten Gary’s or Rules’ ratings then Accidentally on Purpose would have had a much better chance but it didn’t.

CBS isn’t satisfied with how their lower-rated sitcoms are doing, so they’ll want to try at least one or two new ones next season. They already have a new one from Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men) in the works and won’t want to let that go. They have the least invested in in Accidentally on Purpose and it’s essentially the lowest-rated, so will likely be the first to get the axe.

TV show supportStill, the ratings aren’t that bad and it is produced by CBS’ in-house studio. It could survive, perhaps as a midseason replacement. It just doesn’t look all that likely. We’ll know on May 19th for sure.

Thankfully, tonight we’ll see the birth of Billie’s baby so that means we’ll get some sort of closure, just in case this is indeed that last episode.

What do you think? Should Accidentally on Purpose get a second season? Is it better than some of the other CBS sitcoms? Would you be satisfied with this being the series finale?

 

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Jessica Lawlor May 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I love it.
I’ve been on a bit of a personal downer lately and this show was a breath of fresh air! I laugh right out loud in every episode. Great writing, awesome cast, and lovable characters. This show deserves at least one more season especially with all the other crap out there these days. If it is renewed I think I would be willing to buy the box set just to watch it again and again. please please bring it back. I’m not a normal reviewer, but if you do care what I think please bring it back.

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Jackie May 9, 2012 at 5:56 am

I Loved it!!! I watched in two days as well and I have never laughed so hard. I really hope the make a second season.

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Tina May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I just watched the whole first season in 2 days and laughed so hard I cried ! I love the show and hope it comes back for a second season!!!!!!!

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R March 5, 2012 at 12:49 am

Please bring it back! I watched the whole season within a few days! And just realized that their is no second season :(
Show was soooo funny!
PLEAS BRING ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous March 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

bring it back please…… I LOVE THE SHOW!!!!

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Sara March 1, 2012 at 1:10 am

I really hope you bring it back I was really disappointed when I found out they might not be making another season, Its a great show and I loved the characters they were so funny especially Davis :) he was my favorite I laughted at every episode please make another season !! It’s worth it I really Want to know what happens next

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sTACY February 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

THAT SHOW WAS AWESOME. I LAUGHED NEARLY EVERY SECOND. I CANT BELIEVE YOU WOULD CANCEL SUCH A GOOD SHOW. DON’T GET ME WRONG, I LIKE TWO AND A HALF MEN, BUT IT DOESN’T MAKE ME LAUGH EVEN HALF AS MUCH AS THIS ONE DID. SUCH A SHAME.

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Leila February 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

THis is one of the best shows ever! I can’t believe there was only one season! Please return with the show!

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Brittany February 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I love this show, I watched all 18 episodes in one night on netflix and then cried when i realized there is only one season! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

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jordan January 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

BRING IT BACK IT WAS AWESOME!!

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carrie January 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

LOVE IT!!!!!HOPE THEY BRING IT BACK.

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kumar December 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

Please bring it back,. i love it,.. Really really really hoping for next season,..

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Tiffany December 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Loved it. Hoping for a second season!

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Sonia November 20, 2011 at 6:11 pm

PLEASE BRING IT BACK SUCH A GOOD SHOW

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Emily November 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I want the show to start back up. Just watched the whole 1st season in 2 days and loved it…!!!!

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