Gary Unmarried: TV Show Cancelled, No Season Three

Gary UnmarriedAfter two seasons on the air, CBS has pulled the plug on their Wednesday night sitcom, Gary Unmarried. The TV show won’t be back in the fall for season three.

Gary Unmarried revolves around a newly-divorced house-painter and dad, Gary Brooks (Jay Mohr), who’s readjusting to the single life. Others in the cast include Paula Marshall, Ryan Malgarini, Kathryn Newton, Keegan-Michael Key, and Brooke D’Orsay.

The sitcom debuted in September of 2008 to a mediocre 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.84 million viewers. The first season’s 20 episodes ended up averaging a 2.2 in the demo and 7.06 million viewers.

Those numbers put Gary Unmarried on the bubble for renewal. It ultimately escaped cancellation, likely because CBS co-produces the sitcom and decided to keep trying to make the Wednesday night comedy block work.

This season, the show’s ratings didn’t improve, averaging a 2.2 in the demo and 6.8 million viewers.

That wasn’t good enough to earn a renewal this time around and CBS has cancelled the series after 37 episodes. The network has also canned The New Adventures of Old Christine and Accidentally on Purpose.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Gary Unmarried’s been cancelled, that there won’t be a third season?

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  1. Jovan Brankovic says

    C’mon people, this show is awesome. There is a joke after joke in the show. It is perfect. The people want to laugh a little more. RETURN OF THE BROOKS!!!!!!!!

  2. Arend de Lange says

    De serie was ook in Nederland te zien, en ook wij zijn verbaast te horen dat er geen seizoen 3 meer komt, hoe weten wij ooit wie Gary kiest!
    Dom, dom dom dat een serie als dit, beter dan welke in zijn soort, niet verder gaat.

  3. Rach says

    This is actually so stupid. Why stop the show. It’s better than most the crap you find on the television these days. And why stop the series on a cliff hanger? That angers the viewers of the people that like the show, as I myself do! Argh. They should start making the shows again, they were funny and one of my favorites! Please do us all a favor and bring back Gary Unmarried!!!

    • mark says

      do you think they should have canceled idol and those reality shows instead of great shows like this?

  4. shujin51 says

    man why did they have to cancel it after he got to decide which woman he loves-.- thats just stupid

  5. Jeff says

    It’s always a sad day when you lose a friend. Someone who was there for you when your girlfriend dumped you or you had a bad day at work. That one friend that always knew just what to say when times were tough. Gary Unmarried was that friend and it will be missed dearly. Smart, fresh writing..Yes. A show wayyyy ahead of it’s time..You bet. Jay Mohr still relevant and quick with the punchlines..Damn rights. Unfortunately for the faithful followers such as myself and others i see, based on the positive comments posted, We’ll never see what becomes of the Brooks family. As usual CBS taketh away as fast as they giveth… R.I.P. Gary Unmarried. Gone but not forgotten..

  6. Jonathan N says

    I really find it stupid that it didn’t get a third season, this show was really good. If they ever air this thing again, the number of viewers will definately be higher! And a third season should be to get done. I really loved this show and I really wanted a third season..too bad.

    R.I.P Gary Unmarried.

  7. Frank J Condon says

    Have to tell ya very dissappointed it got cancelled loved that show, funny as hell and good cast.

  8. Lily says

    :( i loooooved gary unmarried! I wish there was a third season !! It was really funny! I don’t understand why it didn’t work out..!

  9. ron says

    i loved the first two seasons of Gary unmarried therefor it’s too bad about the decision to cancel a next season. Hopefully they will change their minds after so many positive comments.

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