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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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Bob Abouy October 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm

My wife and I really, really liked this show. Brink it back !!!
Bye for now…


Katherine Pedicini October 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I loved this show! It was so funny, I just assumed it would be back on the fall lineup:(


Isaac October 19, 2014 at 2:59 am

This was the best comedy show!!!! Bring it back!!! Laughed non stop!!!


Kimberly Roberts October 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I loved the show,please bring it back. The Millers made it only because of the two shows they were wedged between. I think the Millers stinks.If CBS wants something great they should pick up Dallas


Amy October 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Loved the show…bring it back!


GThomp October 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm

This was solid needs to be brought back!!!!


sue October 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Keep keep keep LOVE IT


Barb Gordon October 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm

why is it that the only shows that I like get cancelled?


Paula Garvin October 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

This show is AWESOME!!! My husband and I LOVED it!!! Both of us laughed out loud on EVERY SINGLE EPISODE!!! It takes a great show to actually get both of us to laugh out loud!!! We have been waiting the past few weeks to see it start up again this fall on CBS…ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT IT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So not happy about this news! CBS YOU ARE NUTS FOR CANCELLING FREINDS WITH BETTER LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous September 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

This was a fantastic show and should not be cancelled


Shawna September 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm

I think you should continue the series of friends with better lives. I thought it was a funny show. It is one of my favorites shows to watch.
Please do not cancel this show.


Anonymous September 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

NOOOOOOOOOO! This is a great show! C’mon CBS get it together!!!!!


Anonymous September 15, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Don’t cancel!!! It’s a great show!!!


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