CBS Pulls We Are Men After Two Episodes
by Natalie Abrams
Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn
We Are Men has been canceled after two episodes, TVGuide.com has learned.
The testosterone-heavy comedy, which stars Chris Smith, Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn and Tony Shalhoub, debuted to 6.4 million viewers and a 2.0, down 0.4 from last year’s premiere of the short-lived Partners and shedding more than a point from lead-in How I Met Your Mother. In its second week, it fell to 5.4 million viewers and a 1.8.
In its place, 2 Broke Girls — which hit a series low of 7.2 million viewers and a 2.2 on Monday night — will move to the 8:30/7:30c timeslot, followed by The Big Bang Theory repeats until Mike & Molly premieres on Nov. 4. There’s no word yet on the fate of the network’s new drama Hostages, which slid to a dangerously low 5.2 million viewers and a 1.2 on Monday.
We Are Men follows the recently axed Lucky 7, which ABC pulled off the scheduled after two episodes. In comparison, Lucky 7‘s second episode plunged 38 percent to a measly 2.8 million viewers and an 0.8.
In our fall TV popularity contest, 51 percent of TVGuide.com users who voted said they did not like We Are Men.
(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)