Episodes Aired: 13 (half-hour).
TV show dates: February 26, 2018 — July 21, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, David Krumholtz, Tony Rock, and Camryn Manheim.
TV show description:
From creator Patrick Walsh, the Living Biblically TV show is inspired by the AJ Jacobs book, The Year of Living Biblically. The sitcom centers on Chip Curry (Ferguson), a film critic for an NYC newspaper. After the death of his best friend, Chip decides to live a better life, through strict adherence to biblical precepts.
Chip has always had obsessive tendencies. Luckily his pregnant wife, Leslie (Kraft) is a smart cookie. Although she’s highly skeptical, she finds Chip’s newest passion amusing and gives him her full support.
Realizing he’ll need some guidance along his new path, Chip enlists the help of a Catholic priest, Father Gene (Gomez), and the Father’s best friend, Rabbi Gil Abelman (Krumholtz). As his “God Squad,” they listen to him, offer advice, and generally help Chip render a contemporary course of action from the Bible’s ancient instructions.
At the paper, Chip’s boss, Ms. Meadows (Manheim), is surprisingly supportive of his new project — largely because she knows the story he ultimately writes about it will sell. Similarly, his co-worker and friend, Vince (Rock) is happy to give him a reality check when necessary. Like Leslie, Vince finds the entire enterprise entertaining.
As Chip sets out on his earnest, spiritual journey, he is grateful for the support of his near and dear. Still, he can’t help but wonder if the results will be of “Biblical proportions.”
Episode #13 — David and Goliath
Chip decides to take on his corporate bosses after he is fired trying to get a recently-fired Ms. Meadows re-hired. (Courtesy of CBS)
First aired: July 21, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Living Biblically TV series? Should this CBS TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?
Should not have been canceled.
I really like this show a lot. It’s family friendly, ( big plus ), it’s funny, the writing and acting is great, and it also gives us something to talk about in a friendly way. It was something to look forward to on Monday night. How could CBS not give this show a reasonable chance?!!!
Totally agree I hope the network realize they’re making a mistake
I love and look forward to the show every week. Never seem to be able to get into a show because they always get canceled. I will miss This funny quirky show with great characters
I love this show. Why cancel.
Please reconsider bringing this series another season. I love the characters and this show might grow I maturity as Mary Tyler Moore TV did in the early seventies. Not to mention “Touched by an Angel.”
I can’t believe it’s been cancelled! I really enjoyed a light hearted look at how we struggle with Biblical guidelines in the 21st century. I believe we need more positive programming, enough with the monsters and death!
How sad to see that trashy “Big Bang Theory” idiot talking about peeing in a bottle when I raced to the TV to see one of the only decent comedies on now days, “Living Biblically”. I knew it was too good a show to last on now day trashy TV. Thank God for MeTV. Now nothing gets in the way of “WKRP In Cincinnati”! But I’ll miss that fun now day show. Cincinnati here I come!
Just noticed your website indicates CBS cancelled this series, I take back my congratulation and substitute “I’m greatly disappointed, but only a little surprised!”
Finally a television show with some redeeming social and moral value. We have watch every episode. Congratulations for airing something refreshing!
I LOVED this show! Only series I had found worth watching in a long, long time. I loved how they demonstrated how God has a sense of humor, as do Christians, and how people of different beliefs can live together harmoniously. But yet, another worthwhile watch with good moral lessons gets axed by networks.
I love it! ’bout time we get a show that causes people to think. I’m sick of being trained on what’s supposed to be socially acceptable behavior. Nothing wrong with laughing at normal, everyday, situations that Christians go through. God definitely has a sense of humor. I can testify to that!
I really do not like this show at all. Bring back 9JKL!
Was 9jkl canned?
terrible. need to find something else to watch
It is a horrible show which mocks the beliefs of Christians around the world!!!
I’m a Pastor in the United Methodist Church, I don’t feel it mocked our beliefs at all, I felt it showed the conflicts that we face as we strive to live by higher ideals while walking through our everyday life.