‘We Are Men’ Canceled by CBS After 2 Episodes

'We Are Men' Canceled by CBS After 2 Episodes

Series premiered Sept. 30 to a network low for in-season comedy premieres

“We Are Men” is no more.

The comedy, which starred Jerry O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Smith and Kal Penn, has been pulled from the network's schedule, effective Oct. 14.

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“2 Broke Girls” will move into the show's 8:30 time slot, with “Big Bang Theory” repeats filling the 9 p.m. time slot for the time being, and “Mike & Molly” taking up the 9 p.m. timeslot Nov. 4 when it premieres its fourth season.

The series, about a group of single men living in the same apartment building, premiered Sept. 30 to a 2.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic — the network's lowest-rated in-season comedy debut on record, and dropped from there with its second season.

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The new Chuck Lorre comedy “Mom” will remain in place at 9:30, and the freshman drama “Hostages” will retain its 10 p.m. timeslot.

The rescheduling removes the weak link from CBS's Monday night schedule, and also pairs “Mom” with other Chuck Lorre series in the forms of the hugely popular “Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly” which could help bolster the show's chances. (“Mom,” starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris, premiered to a solid 2.5/6.)

“We Are Men” follows ABCs “Lucky 7” among this season's early cancellations.

  • Kanni Bassativa

    The show should have been called “We Are Douchebags” and what are you doing Mr Monk?! its not like you need money and anything with Jerry O'connell?! “The Munsters” “Carpoolers? he's sure death. Ted McGinley give your crown to Jerry just like Stamos gave you Rebecca

  • MondayNightMoonvesMoves

    If things keep up with the MONDAY NIGHT MELTDOWN of CBS comedy and drama lineup, CBS ceo Les Moonves will look to tighten his leash around Nina Tassler and get back to even greater micromanagement of comedy development and scheduling/programming for the Eye Network. After all, Moonves has to keep justifying his obscenely EXCESSIVE $60 million in annual pay+perks, particularly to the Wall $treet casino players who will are ever-vigilant about quarterly earnings and dividends remaining in a growth curve.

    I feel somewhat concerned for Ms. Tassler and her development team at CBS, because Les has everything under his MICROSCOPE and if they are continued new comedy and drama misfires or a possible return of a down ad economy, the pressure will get only worse for them. After all, there was a reason why Nancy Tellem, a CBS Entertainment president and SEASONED programming/network veteran who was Tassler's predecessor, bailed out of CBS when there was an ad market and brief programming downturn in 2008 — Les is always breathing down their backs…a truly mortifying scenario when it comes to the ultimate micromanager! Oy…

  • Stuart

    What took so long?

  • singabob

    ABC needs to do the same with its new so-called “comedies.”

  • AMADO TALAVERA

    I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT SCREEN TIME FOR THE GREAT ALLISON JANNEY GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER. ANNA FARIS IS A FINE YOUNG COMEDIAN, BUT FAR FROM THE ACTING CHOPS OF MRS. JANNEY.

    • Danny Kastner

      Thanks friend of Allison Janney that YELLS a lot!