CBS has said goodbye to yet another one of its original comedies today.
The network has officially canceled “The Great Indoors” after just one season, it announced this afternoon. Coming from creator Mike Gibbins, the series followed a seasoned adventure reporter forced to come to terms with his new job, when he’s assigned with managing a group of millennials in the digital division of his magazine. It featured an impressive cast for itself, including Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Williams, Susannah Fielding, Deborah Baker Jr., and Stephen Fry in a recurring role.
The series was met with overwhelmingly negative critical reviews when it first premiered back in late October of 2016, and after concluding its first season just last week, the future of “The Great Indoors” was mostly unsure. The series had averaged around a 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, with 8.6 million viewers in the post-“Big Bang Theory” time slot, which likely didn’t increase its chances of coming back for another season.
The series marked McHale’s first post-“Community” TV series, and unlike that predecessor, didn’t even managed to acquire a dedicated cult following for itself like that Dan Harmon series did. “The Great Indoors” is one of the only new comedies from CBS this past season to not receive a renewal, and comes just one day after the network put an end to “2 Broke Girls” as well.
Still, the network has an large lineup of new original comedies set to premiere in the 2017-18 season, including “9JKL,” Living Biblically,” and “Me, Myself and I,” starring by “SNL’s” Bobby Moynihan.