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¡Rob!: Cancelled by CBS; No Second Season

No season two of ROB on CBS, canceledRob wanted to fit in with his new wife’s family. Unfortunately, ¡Rob! didn’t fit on CBS’s 2012-13 schedule. The network has cancelled the sitcom after eight episodes.

The TV show follows Rob (Rob Schneider), a former life-long bachelor and landscape architect with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He marries into a close-knit Mexican-American family and attempts to be closer to them, intentions that often ending in disastrous results.

Debuting on January 12th, ¡Rob! drew a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.47 million viewers. That was a positive start and, compared to the previous original episode of Rules of Engagement, the network was up by 52% in the demo and 41% in total viewership.

Over the course of the season, the ratings for ¡Rob! declined and the March 1st finale hit a new season low; a 2.6 in the demo with 8.99 million.

The first season of ¡Rob! averaged a 3.3 rating in the demo with 11.02 million. On our CBS Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative success of shows on the network, ¡Rob! has a “B” grade and is #8 on the list of CBS scripted shows.

On any other network, these kinds of numbers would have been enough to warrant season two. However, CBS has plenty of hit sitcoms so they have very high standards for success. For whatever reason, CBS has cancelled ¡Rob! after one season and eight episodes.

What do you think? Are you going to miss the ¡Rob! sitcom? Do you think that it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season? Is it better than Rules of Engagement?

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Vinny Cantu June 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I really loved the show!! It is a shame that CBS is not bringing it back. Come on CBS give them another shot at it!! Is there a chance that someone else might pick the show up?
I am going to miss this show … Gonna miss you BEST FRIEND!! lol


Heidi Khan June 7, 2012 at 3:58 am

What a bummer!!! My family & I LOVED ROB. We waited week after week for it to come on just to find out it was cancelled. We laughed every episode. Bring it back please.


Josh June 1, 2012 at 2:20 am

To me 9 million viewers seems like it would be proof that SOMEBODY watched the show. Myself being one of them. Does it really matter that they didn’t get things right about the culture exactly? It was humorous. Yes other shows provided more laughter but this one still gave a solid tickle in the stomach. I wish and hope that CBS brings it back. I looked forward to watching it every week, whether it was to watch Rob be an ignorant dope, or Hector to be his dimwitted self, or even see Fernando rip on Rob. It gave me something to watch on Thursday after 12 hours of classes.


CHad May 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Show was horrible. Whoever played Robs wife ruined it, hope I don’t see her acting again….to bad Cheech is one of my favorites


Paola May 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

I am not sure why so many people are talking crap in this show. I am a Latina married to an American and our household is just as “unbelieveable” as shown on the show. I think the point of the show is that these jokes are made in front of the Latino characters but we don’t take offense to it. Rob is playing an ignorant American role, learning not to be ignorant from his new wife and if CBS had given him the chance, he would have evolved. Too bad, I laughed pretty hard with each episode.


Tatjana May 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

WHYYYYYY did they cancel ROB??? It was so hillarious!!! I could not stop laughing and I was waiting for new episodes. The lines were great and I was never a Rob Schneider fan until I saw this show. The lines were written very well and I wonder if the reason it was cancelled because some people were offended. I think it is important that we can laugh about ourselves and each others cultures. I hope another network can pick up the show.


Marc May 17, 2012 at 6:41 am

Another comedy with a Latino cast down the drain! I am not sure why CBS cancelled the sitcom with pretty good numbers after only 8 episodes. Damn you CBS, damn you!


Craig May 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I thought the show was pretty good. It was great to see Rob and Cheech working together, and I thought they clicked. CBS didn’t seem too happy with even having the show on its schedule by the way they treated it. I wonder if CBS thought they would take a small chance with a mostly Latino cast to see the reaction. If there was any negative reaction by audiences or the media, they were more than happy to step in and pull the show for shows with a safer cast of mostly white actors.


thomas daly May 16, 2012 at 3:08 am

why does cbs fuck with RULES its an awesome show 8-11 million viewers


Bethany May 16, 2012 at 12:56 am

First clue the show would be canceled was that it actually made me laugh out loud over and over in each episode. The fact that the comedy was funny enough to make me watch episodes over and over waiting for the next one to air was the next reason I pretty much figured the show would be taken off the air. Quality shows are the first and fastest to go when network execs are trying to figure out how to avoid keeping their audience happy.


rob May 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

this show sucked … rules of engagement has gotten so much better lately im glad they saw sense , rob schneider has never ever been funny to me , guess thats why he always has shitty parts in adam sandler movies !


Why Watch May 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t think it was funny, but most sitcoms aren’t


kyriakos May 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

was a decent sitcom.. too bad they cancelled it


Jeremy Rynek May 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Well nothing is good enough to be with the stupid big bang theory, cbs has fooled me with s**t my dad says, rules of engagement, how to be a gentleman and now this show. I’m NOT EVER watching the lead out again.


Jeremy Rynek May 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

But then of course for some odd reason they put two and a half men after as the lead out. Yeah, that’s a head scratchier.


Joe May 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

This show was way funnier then I ever thought it was going to be.


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