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Friends with Better Lives: CBS Comedy Cancelled after Five Episodes

friends with better lives tv show canceledIn its pursuit to find shows with better ratings, CBS has cancelled Friends with Better Lives, the new Monday night sitcom.

Friends with Better Lives follows the lives of six young people who are at various stages of their lives — married, divorced, newly engaged, and single — with each wondering 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.

This new sitcom debuted at the end of March, following the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. Not surprisingly, it drew solid ratings.

Unfortunately, when Friends with Better Lives returned in its regular timeslot a couple weeks later, viewership dropped more than 25%.

The ratings dropped lower after that and the most recent installment hit a series low with a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demograpjic with 4.92 million viewers. For CBS, that just won’t cut it.

The network ordered 13 episodes of the sitcom and five have aired so far. Two more are still on the schedule so it’s unclear right now if the network will end up releasing the rest.

What do you think? Do you think that CBS should have cancelled Friends with Better Lives or renewed it for a second season instead? Will you keep watching?


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Anonymous August 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

I think it was funny, relaxing and entertaining…. Can’t believe they cut it….really sad, they should rethink that one! Really!


Lisa nelson August 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

The show was hilarious – give it a chance!!


Robn August 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

One of the funniest shows out in a long time. There are only a couple shows that make me laugh out loud throughout the entire show and this is one of them. Could this be the next Friends?


Bubbles August 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

I think it shouldn’t be cancelled. My boyfriend & I enjoy that show a lot. Its hilarious!


Anonymous August 11, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I enjoyed it. give it another season


kelly davis August 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm

I cant believe your cancelling this show!!!! Even my husband thought it was funny. Give it 1 more season. It was funny.


Anonymous August 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Don’t cancel give it a chance. I thought it was great! Everything I love keeps gettin cancelled .


Coky August 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Don’t cancel!!! It’s a great show!!!


Anonymous August 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

I really enjoyed it. The didn’t give it a chance.


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