Another comedy has been knocked down. CBS has cancelled How We Roll so it won’t be back for a second season. The first season of 11 episodes will finish airing on May 19th.
A comedy series, the How We Roll TV show is based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood. It stars Pete Holmes, Katie Lowes, Chi McBride, Julie White, and Mason Wells with Tahj Mowry, Rondi Reed, Judy Kain, Amanda Perez, and Matt McCarthy in recurring roles. In the story, Tom (Holmes) is a stoic husband and dad from the Midwest who gets laid off from his job on a car assembly line. He makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by finally following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. As a skilled player, Tom knows that in bowling you get two chances; no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another one to make it right—the ultimate second chance. Keeping that in mind, Tom begins his new career with the okay from his loving wife, Jen (Lowes); the unfaltering support of Archie (Mcbride), his mentor and the proud owner of Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry; the cautious backing of his protective mom, Helen (White); and the encouragement of his son, Sam (Wells).
The first season of How We Roll averages a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.52 million viewers in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). It’s one of CBS’ lowest-rated series of the season overall. Delayed viewing didn’t bring any better news. In the live+7 day ratings, which includes a week of delayed viewing, How We Roll averages just a 0.40 demo with 4.55 million.
In the past 24 hours, CBS has also cancelled B Positive, Good Sam, Magnum PI, and United States of Al.
What do you think? Have you checked out the How We Roll comedy series on CBS? Are you sad to hear that this TV show has been cancelled and won’t return for a second season?
The season is canceled but some of the other junk on this network is still exist for the next season how unreal is that? It’s network really needs to get on the ball and start producing garbage and continuing garbage year after year and canceling cute shoes like this. The actors were good. But like many other people they’re turning off your TVs in their satellite in going through other means to watch programming. If you’re watching CBS network to the side please look at the people really want and not what do people don’t want. Otherwise all your advertisements… Read more »
I cannot believe that CBS is canceling this show. It was becoming one of my favorite shows to watch. I do hope it is picked up by another network. Oh well..no reason to watch CBS anymore
I’m so disappointed that this show was canceled. I hope another vehicle is soon found for the talented Pete Holmes.
I love this show one mine favorite
i really want it if it gets renew but I am really sad it got cancelled love all of the actors ❤️
This show would have been better if comedian/lead could ‘act’ funnier. Chi was the best part of the show. Sad to see it go, but not at all surprised.
Cancelling this show was a mistake. At first, I lumped this into “Call me Kat” territory, but the show developed into a pleasant diversion, and Chi McBride,was an interesting choice as his mentor. Kate Lowes is a delight, as always. This show should have been given more time.
It was OK and I always love the talented Katie Lowes.
I am an avid bowler, so I was excited about the show. I’m also a former radio/TV person. Whenever I was asked to critique a pilot program, I was usually pretty good at knowing if it would make it or not. Despite my love of bowling, I watched one episode of HWR, and knew it was doomed. It would be more interesting if everyone would offer details on why they didn’t like it or didn’t continue watching. For me: Not enough bowling!
I could only watch one episode due to the “laugh track”. I just couldn’t watch or listen to the not so funny laughing. I imagine others have their own reason why it didn’t work well at all. Hope this helps to understand my reasons. Good luck.
How old are you?If you’re over a certain age you should be a custom to laugh tracks. Or is your attention span so bad that you can’t tolerate it. That tracks have been around and when people watch shows like CBS network as they have a Lotta laugh tracks yet which are overused what’s the difference between those shows in this show. All due respect
Not sure why CBS insists new comedies must have a laugh track. Are live audiences not allowed…could it be the shows aren’t funny enough for viewers to recognize ‘when’ to laugh? How We Roll had the same look and feel as B Positive, including the same living room set to kitchen layout. Same forced attempts at being funnier than the writing. It’s difficult to make something funny or funnier if it’s not written on the page that way. I hadn’t seen comedian Pete Holmes prior to this show so I don’t know if he could have played the part better… Read more »
I’ve attended filming of other Lorre sitcoms and they use real audiences. The warm up guys over hype the crowds (the filmings are loooong) so the laughs can feel a little too unrealistic. Not sure of B Positive or How We Roll. I didn’t go to those.
Might be continued CoVid restrictions for audience. Not sure there’s a better solution without an audience if the funny parts need a laugh track added.
You know that there’s a cue guy telling people when and when not to laugh. It’s just as bad as the tracks are pre-recorded laugh track
Have you attended any tapings? If so, where did you see this? I have attended lots of tapings and nobody cues you when to laugh. The warm up guy’s job is to keep the audience energetic and ready to laugh. But once a scene starts, they sit down and the audience reacts to what’s going on on the set. People are really hyped up so they laugh more than they ordinarily would. That’s why people think its a laughtrack.
Need to stop blaming laugh tracks, if you don’t like laugh tracks fine and if you can’t tolerate it fine. But there are some can tolerate it. If the TV show is good it doesn’t matter if it has or has no laugh tracks. I don’t understand why people are complaining about laugh trucks. Is it that you think is more sophisticated if it doesn’t have it? Or is it that your attention span is so bad that you keep being reminded you’re watching something. Otherwise I don’t think people know what the hell they’re referring to when you’re complaining… Read more »
i am sad to see”how we roll”was canceled..i give them credit for trying..pete holmes is a good actor and it had a good cast maybe another network will pick it up
Not a great show at all. The derogatory comment about the dentist being in AA tonight, was awful.
I expected it. It stunk.