CBS hasn’t cancelled The McCarthys but fans aren’t going to be able to find any new episodes on the schedule.
The McCarthys revolves around sports-crazed family from Boston. Athletically-challenged and gay son Ronny (Tyler Ritter) plans to finally move away to start his own life. Those plans are thrown into turmoil when his basketball coach dad (Jack McGee) offers him a job as assistant coach — much to the dismay of Ronny’s siblings. The sitcom also stars Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre, and Kelen Coleman.
The sitcom debuted in late October and, despite mediocre ratings, the network has kept The McCarthys on the air. It’s the lowest-rated scripted series on the network in total viewership and also has the lowest demo rating of any CBS sitcom this season — including The Millers which was dropped mid-way through its second season.
The network didn’t give the show a full season but did order two additional installments, bringing the first season’s tally to 15 episodes. It remains to be seen if we will actually see all of them however.
CBS has aired 11 of the 15 episodes so far. They had been set to air two more installments, on February 5th and 12th. Now, the network has pulled them and plans to air reruns of The Big Bang Theory instead.
The following week, CBS will fill the 9:30pm timeslot with part of the Two and a Half Men series finale and after that Mom will shift there — to make room for the debut of the new version of The Odd Couple at 8:30pm.
The network hasn’t announced any plans to air the remaining four episodes of The McCarthys. Also, based on the ratings, it looks very unlikely that the series will be renewed for a second season.
What do you think? Do you like The McCarthys TV show on CBS? Would you watch the four remaining episodes? If you ran the network would you renew the sitcom for a second season?