Sullivan & Son revolves around a corporate lawyer (Steve Byrne) who quits his job and wants to take over the family bar in Pittsburgh. The rest of the cast includes Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr., Ahmed Ahmed, and Dan Lauria.
The comedy debuted in July 2012 to 2.5 million viewers with a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The audience fell in later weeks but the first season still averaged a healthy 2.2 million with a 0.9 rating.
Sullivan & Son joins several other shows on the cancellation heap as TBS and TNT overhaul their programming. Men at Work was cancelled in May and Cougar Town will start its final season on January 6th.
Ground Floor, which will return for its second season on December 9th, is the cable channel’s only other returning sitcom. It will join new shows like Buzzy’s, Angie Tribeca, and Your Family Or Mine.
Sister channel TNT has also been purging existing shows and has cancelled Dallas, Franklin & Bash, and Perception.
What do you think? Did you like the Sullivan & Son sitcom? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season instead?