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Mad Love: CBS Sitcom Cancelled; No Season Two

Mad Love canceled season twoThere was an instant attraction between Ben Parr and Kate Swanson on the new CBS sitcom, Mad Love. Unfortunately, not enough viewers fell in love with the show and it’s now been cancelled after one season.

Mad Love revolves around four young New Yorkers. Two are falling in love with one another while the other two can’t stand each other — at least in the beginning. Ben (Jason Biggs) is a hopeless romantic and an attorney who’s trying to build a relationship with Kate (Sarah Chalke), the girl of his dreams. Larry (Tyler Labine) is Ben’s best friend and co-worker. He and Kate’s roommate, Connie (Judy Greer), don’t like each other but they have a lot more in common that either will admit.

The sitcom debuted on Valentines Day appropriately enough to a 3.0 rating in the ever-important 18-49 demographic and 8.74 million viewers. That was a positive start and seemed to be very compatible with its lead-in, How I Met Your Mother.

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Unfortunately, the show’s ratings started declining immediately. Last week’s episode fell to a series low with a 1.9 rating in the demographic and 5.11 million viewers. That was a loss of 27% from the lead-in demo and viewership levels are naturally higher at 8:30 than they are at 8:00.

The 12 episodes of Mad Love that have aired so far have averaged a 2.3 in the demo and 6.49 million viewers. CBS obviously feels that a sitcom in that timeslot should perform better so they’ve cancelled Mad Love.

TV show supportTwo other freshman shows, $#*! My Dad Says and The Defenders were also cancelled today.

The de facto series finale of Mad Love will air tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Sadly it doesn’t look like we’ll find out how the love story would have finished.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Mad Love isn’t being renewed for a second season? Why do you think this series didn’t catch on?

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Anonymous September 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm

At 1st I was shocked when I read Mad Love was cancelled. Anyone who watched it followed it weekly and thoroughly enjoy it! Then, I began to recall the “vanity cards” displayed at the end of Chuck Lorre (sp?) shows (2 1/2 Men as one example). Many of the cards hinted at the shortcomings of the execs/big decision makers at CBS. Cancelling Mad Love really just validates Mr. Lorre’s vanity cards. Well I suppose I should thank CBS, as this will force me to watch more of the CABLE channels that I pay for.


Awilda September 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Noooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyy, we really lovedddddd the show…Bring it back. Try another day or time and maybe it will catch more viewers…Please we want a second season, I loved all 4 of them, they were sooo funny and the show was funny.


Anonymous August 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm

The sad thing that a lot of people are not admitting to is people are downloading/pirating their favorite shows. There are quite a few shows that air at the same time that happen to be great! Because of this, people are downloading/pirating them so they don’t miss the episode. Several great show’s have been cancelled because of this! Super shitty!


Dave August 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I have just been introduced to mad Love, and i think the show rocks, it’s funny, witty and charming. I really do hate it when fucking American bosses cancel a show after one season because it isn’t lining their own fat pockets. Fucking disgrace


Anonymous August 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I hope CBS listens to the viewer’s, which should be all that matters, about the love we have for Mad Love. That show was funny as hell. “$#*! My Dad Says”, was picked up and it sucks. Larry was the best!!!!!!!!!!!!


admin August 26, 2011 at 4:38 am

Anonymous » Bleep My Dad Says was also cancelled.


Anonymous August 25, 2011 at 6:22 am

I CANNOT believe this show was cancelled my husband and I LOVED it…… We are very sad that we won’t get to find out what happens with Connnie and Larry.


Ernie August 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm

This really sucks!!!! Come on CBS, you’re cancelling the best shows and keeping all the reality CRAP.!!!


Debbie August 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I love this show, anything with Tyler I love!


neryia August 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

man i loved that show!!
and Tyler Labine is one of my favorite actors i cant believe they cancelled it!!
im in freaking israel and me and all my friends LOVE mad love!

hopefully someone in CBS will understand this is a brilliant show!


Mikkel August 2, 2011 at 3:09 am

Ahhh come on!! The show is awesome, really highlight of the week since there is no How I Met Your Mother yet! Larry is just brilliant! Dammn those chest boners!!! hahaha


cynicalsteph July 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I am very upset that this show was cancelled! I loved the banter of Connie and Larry. I really wanted to see their relationship develop. I have liked Jason Biggs since American Pie.


Anonymous July 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Loved the show & truly disappointed that it was canceled. One of the highlights of my week watching the banter between Judy Greer & Tyler Labine!


Anonymous June 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Very disappointed this show got cancelled. I was REALLY looking forward to see how things evolved between Larry & Connie. BOOOOOOO!!!!


Anonymous June 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm

so sad. i liked this show


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Anonymous July 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

The secondary couple was much more interesting than the primary one.
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