CBS has just added more shows to this week’s growing list of cancellations, as both “Superior Donuts” and “Scorpion” have been canceled this morning by the network.
Created by Bob Daily, Garrett Donovan, and Neil Goldman, “Superior Donuts” took place in a small Chicago-based donut shop, where the owner, Arthur, is forced to change up his routine, when a new, ambitious young man talks his way into Arthur’s life, and becomes his only employee at the shop. It starred Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, Diane Guerrero, Maz Jobrani, Rell Battle, and David Koechner, and is set to air its second season finale later this month.
The cancellation of “Superior Donuts” doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as our own recent predictions only gave it a 13% chance of renewal. Its second season was down three-tenths from its first’s 1.2 to a 0.9 average rating in adults 18-49.
Meanwhile, CBS has decided to part ways with “Scorpion,” as well, just after the espionage drama finished its fourth season last month. Starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Jadyn Wong, the series averaged a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, down from its third season’s 1.2 average.
The announcement of these cancellations comes just after CBS picked up 5 new series yesterday afternoon, and continues to round out its 2018-19 TV season, which now won’t include either “Scorpion” or “Superior Donuts.”
– CBS has canceled the Kevin James-led comedy “Kevin Can Wait” after 2 seasons. With its second season, the series averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 with 6.37 million viewers, down from its first season’s 1.6 average.
– Freshman comedy “9JKL” has also been canceled by CBS. The series, which debuted back in October of last year, averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 with 5.29 million viewers.