CBS is keeping “The McCarthys” in the family for at least a while longer.
The network has given an order for an additional two episodes for the freshman sitcom, bringing the full episode order so far up to 15.
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The series, which stars Tyler Ritter, Laurie Metcalf, Joey McIntyre, Jimmy Dunn and Jack McGee in the story of a loud, sports-crazed family from Boston, hasn’t been a runaway ratings hit for the network.
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“The McCarthys” premiered to a modest 1.9 rating/6 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to viewers, while its most recent airing drew a 1.1/4. Granted, that was Thanksgiving evening, but the episode the previous Thursday posted similar ratings with a 1.4/4.
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The series was created by Brian Gallivan, on whose life the series is loosely based.