The Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life TV show seems to have been cancelled by FOX. The show, starring Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton, Justin Bartha, and Liza Lapira, is off the FOX schedule. A rerun of The Simpsons, “Lisa the Veterinarian,” has now been scheduled to air in Cooper Barrett’s 7:30pm timeslot, on May 8th. As reported last week, the network had already preempted the episode once slated for April 24th.
FOX ordered 13 episodes of Cooper Barrett’s Guide but tonight’s episode, “How to Survive Your Parents’ Visit,” guest starring Alan Ruck, Jane Kaczmarek, and Juicy J (Jordan Houston), is only the 10th to make it to air. It could be Cooper Barrett’s TV series finale. Watch three previews, below. The first season finale was originally scheduled for May 8th, but the preemptions have ruled that out.
The low-rated sitcom was never on the schedule for May 1st. The Simpsons had been the planned lead-in to the primetime special, The American Country Countdown Awards, even before Cooper Barrett’s Guide was moved from 8:30 to 7:30pm. The unaired episodes of Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life are: “How to Survive Your Birthday,” “How to Survive Your Emotional Baggage,” and “How to Survive Dating.”
If and when FOX decides to burn off those last three episodes has not been announced. Nielsen’s May 2016 ratings “sweeps” period runs from Thursday, April 28 to Wednesday, May 25. If the final three episodes air at all, expect to see them after May Sweeps.
A coming-of-age comedy, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life centers on life after college. Breaking the fourth wall, Cooper Barrett (Jack Cutmore-Scott) documents all the stupid mistakes he and his friends make and how they survive them.
While rooming with best friends Neal (Charlie Saxton) and Barry (James Earl), Cooper falls for neighbor, Kelly Bishop (Meaghan Rath). Cooper’s older brother Josh (Justin Bartha) is a lawyer. He has two children with wife Leslie (Liza Lapira). Josh feels he missed out by marrying soon after graduation. To recapture his lost youth, Justin sneaks out to hang with Cooper, Barry, and Neal.
Here is how FOX describes tonight’s episode:
When Cooper and Josh’s parents (guest stars Alan Ruck and Jane Kaczmarek) come to visit, the boys try to be on their best behavior, but things change when their Dad reveals a secret leading to a crazy night and a run-in with rapper Juicy J. Meanwhile, Barry tries to help Neal overcome an unappealing addiction in the all-new “How to Survive Your Parents’ Visit” episode of COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE airing Sunday, April 17 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GSL-110) (TV-14 D, L, V.)
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cooper Barrett, Meaghan Rath as Kelly Bishop, Charlie Saxton as Neal, James Earl as Barry, Justin Bartha as Josh Barrett, Liza Lapira as Leslie Barrett.
Guest Cast: Alan Ruck as Mark Barrett, Jane Kaczmarek as Cindy Barrett, Juicy J as Himself.
Watch the Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life promo, “Burnout,” from tonight’s episode, “How to Survive Your Parents’ Visit.”
Here is FOX’s preview “Old Lefty,” from Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: “How to Survive Your Parents’ Visit.”
Check out the “Dad?” clip from Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: “How to Survive Your Parents’ Visit.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?