Despite their differences, Oscar and Felix are sticking together — and CBS is sticking with their show. The network has renewed The Odd Couple for a second season.
On this version of The Odd Couple, endearing slob Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) is a sports-writer and uptight neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) is a photographer. They’re two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. Other castmembers are Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown.
The series had a great launch in February (thanks in part to the series finale of Two and a Half Men) with a 3.08 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.573 million viewers. However, the ratings saw a big drop in week two and have been dwindling downward ever since.
Last week’s episode hit a new series low of a 1.5 demo rating with 7.028 million. That’s hardly a positive sign for the future. Still, CBS renewed it anyway. Perhaps they’re hoping that the series just needs a little more time to catch on. If it doesn’t, perhaps we’ll see a repeat of what happened to The Millers earlier this season — the series was cancelled and dropped from the schedule midway into its second season. Regardless, fans of the show will have more episodes to watch.
What do you think? Do you like The Odd Couple? Do you think CBS made the right decision in renewing it or should they have cancelled it instead?
Don’t cancel it, give it time , every one I know, loves the show
I’m surprised that this great comedy show was in doubt for this season. Of all this year’s comedy shows, this is my favorite. April 7th seems late for its second season…but better late, than not at all.
Really pleased they renewed for season 2!
Really pleased they are renewing for a second season!!!
Loved the show. Just as good if not better than the original odd couple show.Renew it. Been waiting to see it again.
Love it there crazy if they cancel it better then Jack Klugman when he did it.
These two guys nail it,the show is hysterical.When will it start again
Love this show, can’t wait for season 2.
When is the odd couple coming back . MATHEW AND TOM MATHEW SHOW ENJOYABLE TO WATCH
Great show love the odd couple Mathew perry is super as Oscar and Tom Lennon is great as Flex . The show is awesome .