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Friends with Better Lives: Cancelled Sitcom to Be Saved?

Friends with Better Lives: canceled sitcom or season two?Yesterday, CBS cancelled Friends with Better Lives after just five episodes. That’s a pretty quick decision. The studio thinks it’s too quick.

Friends with Better Lives revolves around six young people who are at various stages of their lives — married, divorced, newly engaged, and single. Each wonders if the others have it better. The cast includes Majandra Delfino, Kevin Connolly, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Zoe Lister-Jones, and James Van Der Beek.

The sitcom premiered to positive numbers (following the series finale of How I Met Your Mother) but the ratings have fallen quite a bit in subsequent weeks.

The numbers were too low for CBS but 20th Century Fox Television, the studio that produces the show, has decided to try shopping the series elsewhere.

CBS will presumably air the rest of the original 13 episodes so it seems like this would be a very tough sell. Still, you never know. If the studio is motivated enough to make a deal, we may see a second season of Friends with Better Lives yet.

What do you think? Would you like to see a second season of Friends with Better Lives? Would you follow the series to cable or some other outlet?

 

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Stacy November 17, 2014 at 11:13 am

I loved this show. Hope it is not cancelled. Would watch for sure if on another network!!!

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Jill November 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

Didn’t Friends start out kind of slow? Come on… I can think of a few worn out shows you can ditch to put this one back on.

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Jill November 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

This show was so funny. The actors have great comedic timing. Why the hellllll would you cancel it?

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David November 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm

This show was great and the wife and I were so upset about it being cancelled. It’s perfect for millenials!

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jg November 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

I loved the show, can’t wait to see more.

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Lorena November 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I want this show back. They have so many stupid “reality” shows but cancel a funny show-one of the best in a long time.

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Debi VanSteenis November 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I can’t believe this show was cancelled! It was the next “Friends”. As the biggest Friends fan, this is a great compliment. I was so looking forward to the next season. Another reason to not watch network TV. I suppose another ridiculous reality show will replace ths awesome show. Thanx network TV.

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Alexis October 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm

thought this was one of the funniest sitcoms around! loved the show!!! hope to see it back.

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Anonymous November 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Agree

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Gil Hernandez October 20, 2014 at 8:42 am

I loved FWBL. If it comes back I will be watching for sure. I can’t believe it was cancelled.

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