11:07am PT by Lesley Goldberg, Kate Stanhope
'The Odd Couple' Reboot Canceled at CBS After Three Seasons
CBS is parting ways with The Odd Couple.
The Matthew Perry-led reboot has been canceled after three seasons.
The multicamera comedy, produced in-house at CBS Television Studios, averaged 5.9 million total viewers and a 1.3 in the demo with seven days of delayed viewing in season three. Realizing the writing was on the wall, co-star Yvette Nicole Brown signed on to ABC comedy pilot The Mayor in second position. The Mayor was picked up to series last week.
The end of The Odd Couple comes days after CBS axed two other multicamera offerings, 2 Broke Girls, which was in its sixth season, and freshman Joel McHale vehicle The Great Indoors.
The network has picked up four first-year comedies for the 2017-18 season, including the Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon; the Mark Feuerstein family comedy 9JKL; the Bobby Moynihan-led Me, Myself and I; and Living Biblically, which is exec produced by Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki.
The Odd Couple is the latest multicamera cancelation of the season, following not only 2 Broke Girls, but ABC's Last Man Standing and Dr. Ken. ABC and Fox have no multicamera comedies on their schedule. NBC has just two: The Carmichael Show and Marlon, both of which are set to air in the summer.