Some not-so-great-news for The Great Indoors. Today, CBS announced they’ve cancelled the TV series after only one season.
The sitcom follows an adventurous magazine reporter (Joel McHale). His world is turned upside down when the magazine goes online-only and he’s assigned to head the digital department. The cast also includes Stephen Fry, Susannah Fielding, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Shaun Brown, Christine Ko, and Chris Williams.
Ratings have been a struggle for The Great Indoors over the course of its first season. When the show debuted in October, it brought in a strong rating of 1.91 in the 18-49 demo and 8.814 million viewers. However, by the time the sitcom ended in May, the series finale brought in a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demo and only 3.905 million viewers. That’s a significant drop.
Not to mention. CBS moved the show from Thursday to Monday nights in the middle of its freshman season—not a good sign. When we asked viewers if The Great Indoors should be cancelled or renewed, only 73% voted for a renewal. That’s a majority, but only a few hundred voters participated. It looks like CBS didn’t think The Great Indoors was great enough to keep around.
What do you think? Did you watch The Great Indoors? Do you think it should’ve been renewed?