Last Friday, CBS cancelled its 2 Broke Girls TV show, despite the fact that the sitcom was still earning respectable ratings. Because the sixth and final season garnered an average of 1.31 in the 18-49 demo and 5.621 million viewers, it was expected CBS would renew the series, although perhaps for a shorter seventh season. Now CBS has revealed the reason behind this surprise cancellation.
The CBS comedy follows the Max Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs), who work in a greasyspoon, which they now partially own. The 2 Broke Girls cast also includes Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite, Matthew Moy, and Jennifer Coolidge. Reportedly, Cher was in talks to guest star in a seventh season, had the show been renewed.
Deadline interviewed CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl and asked her about the cancellation, which she explained was a creative decision. Here’s more:
“2 Broke Girls was a really good show for us for a very long time,” CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl told Deadline. “Our comedy development this year was very good and whenever your comedy development is really good, it puts a lot of pressure on some of your older shows. We felt creatively it was time and we had to create some space on the schedule to get some new product on.”
Was the decision entirely creative and scheduling or it came down to business? 2 Broke Girls, which is not cheap, comes from Warner Bros TV, and there had been rumblings about the network seeking a piece of the show’s lucrative backend.
“I think it was a creative decision more than anything else,” Kahl said. “It was not a show we own but we picked up (new comedy series Me, Myself & I and By The Book) from Warner Bros. So I don’t think it was a business decision, I think it was creatively we felt it was time.”
CBS has no ownership in 2 Broke Girls while having to cover its cost (or most of it) because of the show’s age. Meanwhile, 2 Broke Girls was a key asset for Warner Bros TV, holding the record for the biggest off-network comedy series sale, earning WBTV $1.7 million an episode from TBS alone.
What do you think? Is 2 Broke Girls ending at the right time? Should CBS have renewed it for a shortened seventh season, to give fans some closure?
The fans were duped because the characters were working towards a certain goal…we followed them for 6 years only to have no ending or answer to where they eventually landed in life.
SEASON7 IS A MUST CONSIDERING SEADON 6 WAS ONLY A SRADON FINALE WITH MAX GETTING ENGAGED AND CAROLINE WITJ A BOYFRIEND .SEASON 7 SHOULD AT LEAST BE THIER HAPPY ENDING WITH A POSSIBLE DOUBLE WEDFING AND CAROLINE GAINING BACK HER FINANCIAL LOST HER DAD RELEASE .MAX MOM REUNION AND FINALY THE OFFICIAL CUP CSKE SHOP MAX AND CAROLINE WAITED ON.YHIER PARENTS RETURN AT WEDDING BE GREAT TO TOP END OF SHOW.MAX AND CAROLINE
HAPPYL EVER AFTER .
WB was too arrogant thinking it would be renewed without any financial incentive for CBS. I wish we could at the very least see a TV movie with Max and Randy getting married and a nicer send off for ALL the characters of that awesome series.
Big Mary spinoff please!
It should have been renewed for a shorter 7th season. We’ve followed these girls thru everything & now that it’s finally working out for Max it gets cancelled. It feels like we’ve been duped. We need a soft send off to all these characters.
I loved The show wish another network would pick it up
Two broke girls is a great show, it’s fresh & funny. The cancellation of this show I believe is a mistake, huge mistake, there was still so much that could have been done with this show. Big mistake cbs, BIG!!!
Quite frankly they need to FIRE this gal and head of scheduling! Make her broke for keeping crap shows like man w a plan and superior doughnuts and losing 2BG?!?! Fire her!
I wish they could have kept it on. I thought it was a real good show.
To bad they have to cancel the good shows and keep the subpar ones. CBS is not very smart. I hope someone else will pick it up. They will get my viewership.
It’s a shame that such a quality show should be canned. I guess I’m bias because it was my favorite show. Everyone in the cast was talented and funny. I will miss it dearly. I can’t imagine any new show, as CBS wants to bring in, will be as good as Two Broke Girls.
I would love to see the show back if it on another channel that cool too.