The network has pulled the freshman comedy starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson, effectively canceling the comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
2 Broke Girls will take over Angel From Hell‘s Thursday at 9:30 p.m. slot starting Feb. 18. This week, a repeat of The Big Bang Theory will air in the slot. It’s unclear if any of the remaining Angel From Hell episodes will air — and if so, where or when.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, Angel From Hell opened Jan. 7 to a 1.6 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 8 million total viewers. It matched the recent performance of Warner Bros. Television-produced veteran 2 Broke Girls in the slot. Subsequent episodes have not done as well, with Angel‘s fifth broadcast on Feb. 4 pulling 6.3 million total viewers — its lowest haul to date. Factoring in delayed viewing, the series has been averaging a modest 20 percent uptick.
For CBS, the move to drop Angel comes as the network has had a solid freshman class. The net has handed out full-season pickups to each of its rookies — including comedy Life in Pieces. Of its seven new series, only Rush Hour and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders have yet to air; dramas Code Black, Supergirl, Limitless and laffer Life in Pieces all have secured additional episode orders.
It’s also worth noting that Angel From Hell was one of only two single-camera comedies ordered at the network last season. This pilot season, new CBS president Glenn Geller has put a focus on multicamera fare. Of the net’s eight current comedy pilots, five are multicam, one is single-cam and two are hybrids.