As the “most watched” broadcast network, CBS holds its comedies to some pretty lofty standards where the Nielsen ratings are concerned. Last year, although Joel McHale’s The Great Indoors was the Tiffany Network’s sixth best rated scripted series in terms of its demo numbers (and 14th in terms of total viewership), it was cancelled after just one season. In the 2017-18 television season, their new comedies include Mark Feuerstein’s 9JKL TV show, as well as Me, Myself & I, and The Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon. Who will have the last laugh? Will 9JKL be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A CBS scripted comedy, 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray, and Albert Tsai. From creators Dana Klein and Feuerstein — a married couple — this sitcom is loosely inspired by the time they spent living next door to Feuerstein’s family. It centers on newly divorced actor, Josh Roberts (Feuerstein), who moves from Los Angeles, back to his hometown of New York City. The only problem is, his apartment is sandwiched between those of his parents, Harry and Judy (Gould and Lavin) on one side, and his brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Eve (Waltong and Lapira), on the other. In addition to figuring out his next step, Josh also has to establish some ground rules for his family, then teach them how to abide by them. **Status update, below.
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What do you think? Did you enjoy the 9JKL TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS?
**4/20/2018 status update: The 9JKL TV show has been cancelled by CBS, so there will be no season two. Details here.