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"The Crazy Ones" and other freshman TV comedies get cancelled

The Crazy Ones
The Crazy Ones

If CBS has not found a way to fully tickle your funny bone, perhaps there is still hope even if one of your favorite or not so favorite programs has met with certain demise. According to several medial outlets, the end is near for a few drama series and sitcoms because CBS has picked up the ax and got to chopping. One of the freshman comedies to fall on the cutting room floor is comedian Robin Williams’ comeback sitcom "The Crazy Ones." Unfortunately, not even drawing out and reuniting the actor with his former "Mork and Mindy’"co-star Pam Dawber, wife of ‘NCIS’ star Mark Harmon of the same network could save the show. ‘The Crazy Ones’ just never found a firm footing in ratings.

Other shelved series include "Friends with Better Lives," "Bad Teacher," "Hostages,"and "Intelligence’"with the latter probably having lasted the longest and shown more episodes. The already cancelled "Hostages" came as no surprise. On the other hand, "The Millers" and "Mom" will see new life come next season and the veteran procedural drama "The Mentalist" has been renewed for a 7th season.

There is talk that "Friends with Better Lives" may be shopped elsewhere. Cancellation for "Bad Teacher’"which is based on the 2011 hit movie of the same name came after only reaching a pinnacle of three episodes. CBS’s attempts at producing single-camera comedies have not fared well with all three single-camera shot series: "We Are Men," "The Crazy Ones" and "Bad Teacher" being cancelled. This may also be the first time in decades that 20th TV will not have a series on CBS.

Over at TBS, there was the announcement that "Cougar Town," starring Courtney Cox, will be having its 6th and final season there and it too is being shopped around for a new home. ABC’s cancelled quirky comedy "Suburgatory" is also weighing other options.
The sci-fi series "Almost Human" will not be returning to FOX network nor will NBC be adding "Believe" and "Crisis" to their new fall season lineup.

Did your show make the cut or did it get cut? Time will only tell what choice cuts of comedy CBS will come up with next.

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