CBS Cancels ‘Great Indoors’ After 1 Season

Joel McHale starred on sitcom which just got the axe

Last Updated: May 13, 2017 @ 3:41 PM

CBS has canceled “The Great Indoors,” TheWrap has learned.

Joel McHale starred on the sitcom, which joins other CBS freshman series “Doubt,” “Training Day” and “Pure Genius” in getting the axe.

The network still has a number of shows still in limbo, including “Elementary,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” and “Code Black.”

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On “Great Indoors,” McHale played Joel, an outdoorsy guy’s guy with a sardonic sense of humor. The longtime star reporter for “The Great Outdoors” magazine, Joel has climbed mountains, confronted bears and just generally led a life of excitement and adventure.

But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he’s forced to take a desk job in the publication’s digital and social media department, surrounded by a team of millennials who view him as an exotic and ancient oddity from another place and time.

“Tosh.0” producer Mike Gibbons wrote and served as as executive producer on the multi-cam project from CBS Studios.

CBS has already given early renewals to 16 of its series, including five freshman shows — “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “MacGyver,” “Man With a Plan” and “Superior Donuts.”

Long-running favorites such as all three iterations of “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods” and “Hawaii Five-0” are also returning, along with dramas “Scorpion” and “Madam Secretary,” and comedies like “Kevin Can Wait,” “Mom,” “Life in Pieces” and “Man With a Plan.”