Starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, the multi-camera comedy appeared ripe for cancellation in November, when CBS decided not to extend its 13-episode order. In its third season, the series averaged a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5 million total viewers.
CBS is not ordering additional episodes of the third season of The Odd Couple, which will run 13 episodes. However, the show is not canceled and will remain in contention for a fourth season,
CBS has renewed freshman drama series Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for a second season, as well as sophomore comedy The Odd Couple for a third season and reality show Undercover Boss for an eighth season. As expected, the list does not include freshman drama Limitless though CBS has not made its cancellation official. Also not on the list and fully expected to be canceled is new midseason action comedy Rush Hour.
Adam Buckman: “If you’re asking yourself why CBS is remaking a series as well-remembered as The Odd Couple, then here’s an answer. The old one is really old, and it’s not likely that it is as “well-remembered” today by vast numbers of younger viewers as older ones, despite its long afterlife in rerun syndication (which continues to this day, by the way).”
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — CBS has brought in an expert to help launch its remake of “The Odd Couple” starring Matthew Perry: the legendary producer who adapted Neil Simon’s Broadway play into the television series that starred Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Garry Marshall, who went on to create “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and […]