We Are Men. We are low rated. We are gone.
CBS’ men-of-a-certain-age sitcom is being pulled from the network’s Monday night lineup after two episodes. The comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell, Chris Smith and Kal Penn as single men was perhaps envisioned as an heir to long-running hit Two and a Half Men, but the comedy struggled to take advantage of its powerful How I Met Your Mother lead-in. Monday’s final episode had 5.4 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.
The network will fill the 8:30 p.m. slot next week by sliding 2 Broke Girls a half hour earlier. At 9 p.m., CBS will have Big Bang Theory repeats for the next couple weeks. Then, starting Nov. 4, Mike & Molly will return, marking its fourth season premiere. The move potentially might give fellow under-performing 9:30 p.m. freshman comedy Mom a better shot at survival, by having Big Bang repeats and Molly as a lead-in — Chuck Lorre sitcoms leading into a Chuck Lorre sitcom.