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CBS Cancels Sitcom ‘Angel From Hell’

'2 Broke Girls' To Step Into the Thursday 9:30 P.M. Half-Hour

Not surprisingly, CBS has swung the axe on modestly rated Jane Lynch/Maggie Lawson sitcom “Angel From Hell.” “2 Broke Girls” will move into the Thursday 9:30 p.m. half-hour effective on Feb. 18, with a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” filling the half-hour this week.

Debuting on Jan. 7, “Angel From Hell” was off to a questionable start before it even began when CBS delayed its original fall launch to midseason. Only five of the 13-ordered episodes have aired and there is no word when – or if – the remaining eight will be telecast. The most recent ratings for “Angel From Hell,” based on the Live + Same Day data, was 6.34 million viewers and a 1.4 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 on Feb. 4 (out of 7.95 million viewers and a 1.7/ 6 in the demo for lead-in “Mom”).


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  1. My local newspaper (major city too) literally just got around to reviewing it this past weekend. The show isn’t very good, and it’s rated lower than Mike and Molly, which CBS bizarrely cancelled. But, really, I wonder how many reruns of The Big Bang Theory they can show in primetime. Hope they keep Mom.

    • I still think that Melissa McCarthy wanted out of Mike & Molly. I just don’t see CBS cancelling that show with the ratings it has. They are not spectacular but definitely worthy of renewal.

      • She says that is not the case, that the show was her second family and she wanted to do it forever. That’s what makes me worried for Mom. But 2BG also has similar ratings.

        • Yeah, I saw that but I just find it odd. Although, maybe CBS thinks it can do better. Their recent track record with sitcoms is not showing that but maybe they think they can.

          • I think that must be the case. Even this show doesn’t really have THAT bad ratings, like not pulled-from-the-schedule-for-reruns ratings. It’s averaged a 1.42, and last week’s episode ran after 3 reruns (like from 8-9:30 was reruns, and then Angel from Hell) and still got a 1.4. I feel like the AVERAGE CBS sit-com, if you take out Big Bang and whatever runs directly after it (Life in Pieces now, the truly mediocre The Odd Couple last year), gets a 1.5. It’s like they expect everything to be Big Bang, and that is more the exception these days than the rule.

  2. This one kind of reminds me of Friends With Better Lives cancellation. It wasn’t doing that bad… They seem to have more patience with some shows than others … like The Odd Couple and before that The Millers, which were both critical and ratings flops. I am also perplexed by the Mike and Molly cancellation. Good solid multi-camera sitcoms are so rare these days so I hate to see one leave before its time.

    • I totally agree about Friends With Better Lives. That was not a bad show and was reminscent of Friends. Bringing The Odd Couple back is just plain dumb.

      • I was just thinking about FwBL the other night, xwiseguyx and Marc. I think that it had real potential and would have grown. I am also mystified by some of CBS’s decisions.

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