2:23pm PT by Kate Stanhope, Lesley Goldberg
'The Great Indoors' Canceled at CBS After One Season
CBS will not be returning to The Great Indoors.
The Joel McHale starrer has been canceled after one season.
The critically maligned multicam was the only freshman comedy to be left off the network's mass renewal in March. The series, about an adventure reporter who becomes the boss of a group of millennials in the digital department of a magazine, averaged a 1.9 in the demo and 8.6 million total viewers on Thursdays in the prime post-Big Bang Theory slot.
The cancelation comes one day after CBS pulled the plug on comedy 2 Broke Girls after six seasons. On Friday, the network picked up three comedy pilots to series, including 9JKL starring Mark Feuerstein; Living Biblically, exec produced by Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki; and Me, Myself and I, headlined by Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live). CBS also has the Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon set for the 2017-18 season.
The Great Indoors marked McHale's first post-Community series. The former host of The Soup was one of several big names who came to CBS in the 2016-17 season, joining Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, among others. Both James and LeBlanc's comedies earned season two renewals in March, along with a dozen other CBS series.