CBS Renews 'United States Of Al' (1 day ago)
CBS announced today that United States of Al has been picked up for a second season. The comedy premiered just last month as a midseason entry, and is currently seven episodes into its run. While reviews have been decidedly mixed, the show draws decent ratings on Thursday nights.
The series follows a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio. He finds friendship with a man named Al, the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has recently arrived in America to start a new life.
Look for Season 2 of United States of Al during the 2021-2022 season.
'The Unicorn' Cancelled By CBS (1 day ago)
The Unicorn is saying good-bye after two seasons, as word is out this afternoon that CBS will not be continuing the Walton Goggins comedy in 2021-2022. The news comes two months after its sophomore finale, with its March 18 episode serving as its series ender.
The half-hour series was on the bubble for renewal, as its ratings were on the lower end compared to the rest of the network's lineup. While never a top audience draw, the show garnered plenty of praise from both viewers and critics.
The Unicorn follows a father of two who has been dealing with the loss of his wife for the past year. With help from his tight-knit group of friends, he decides to start dating again and learns that he is a hot commodity with women. His attractiveness, employment status, and track record with commitment make him a "unicorn" and highly sought after.
CBS Cancels 'All Rise' (1 day ago)
Word is out this afternoon that CBS has cancelled All Rise after two seasons. The sad news comes with two episodes remaining in the courtroom drama's sophomore run, with its series finale set to air on May 24.
The show follows the chaotic, but hopeful, lives of the judges, prosecutors, and public defenders at a Los Angeles courthouse as they work with clerks, bailiffs, and police to ensure justice is served to the city's people amidst a flawed legal process.
CBS Renews 'B Positive' (1 day ago)
CBS announced today that B Positive has been renewed for a second season. The good news comes just two days after the comedy wrapped its freshman run, which drew overall positive reviews from critics.
The half-hour series stars Thomas Middleditch as Drew, a therapist and recently-divorced dad in need of a kidney. He finds a possible donor in Annaleigh Ashford's Gina, an unsophisticated woman from his past. Together, they form an unlikely friendship and start a journey that will greatly impact both of their lives.
Look for Season 2 of B Positive this fall as part of the 2021-2022 season.
ABC Cancels 'Rebel' (2 days ago)
It is being reported that ABC has cancelled Rebel after just one season. The sad news comes five episodes into the drama's freshman run, which has garnered mixed reviews while struggling to find a sizeable audience.
Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich, the hour-long series follows Annie 'Rebel' Bello, a legal advocate working without a law degree. She's brilliant, messy, and fearless - and cares deeply about the causes she believes in and the people she loves. When Rebel dedicates herself to a fight she believes in, she makes it her mission to win at almost any cost.
Rebel still has five episodes remaining before it finishes out season. The shows series finale should air in mid-to-late June
'A Million Little Things' Renewed For Season 4 (2 days ago)
ABC announced today that A Million Little Things has been picked up for a fourth season. The good news comes with four episodes remaining in the drama's Season 3 run.
The hour-long series has proven to be a reliable performer for the network. While its critical reception has been mixed, viewership numbers are consistently solid. Next week's episode will see it hit the 50-episode mark.
A Million Little Things follows a group of Boston friends who have known each other for 10 years since unexpected circumstances brought them together. Since then, they have all ended up feeling stuck in their lives for better or worse. After one of them unexpectedly passes away, it acts as a wake-up call for the others in the group to finally start living their lives to the fullest.
Look for Season 4 to premiere this fall as part of the 2021-2022 TV season.
ABC Cancels 'For Life' (2 days ago)
It is being reported that For Life has been cancelled by ABC after two seasons. The sad news comes three months after the legal drama wrapped its sophomore run, with its February 24 episode now serving as its series ender.
The hour-long show was never a ratings hit, but fared well enough in its debut outing to earn a second season. The renewal seemed in doubt at the time, as it didn't come until June. Still, it was the only new show on the network to return in 2021.
Inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life follows a wrongly-convicted prisoner serving a life sentence. Determined to fight for his freedom and get back to his family, he studies to become a lawyer while behind bars, litigating cases for fellow inmates while working towards overturning his conviction.
'Mixed-ish' Cancelled By ABC (2 days ago)
Word is out that ABC has cancelled Mixed-ish after two seasons. The news comes ahead of next week's sophomore finale, with the comedy's May 18 episode now set to serve as its series closer.
Today's cancellation coincides with the network announcing that franchise mothership 'Black-ish' will be ending after its eighth season. As for Mixed-ish, it started out as a decent performer in 2019 but has seen its viewership fall off quite a bit in Season 2.
A spin-off prequel of 'Black-ish', the half-hour series follows Rainbow Johnson looking back at her early years growing up in a mixed-race family in the 1980s, after her parents moved them from a hippie commune to the suburbs to provide a better life for their family. Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they are not seen as black or white - leaving them with the constant dilemma of whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.
ABC Cancels 'American Housewife' (2 days ago)
Word is out that ABC has cancelled American Housewife after five seasons. The sad news comes roughly six weeks after the veteran comedy wrapped its run, with its March 31 episode now serving as its series ender.
The half-hour show stars Katy Mixon as an average wife and mother who is bringing up her family in the upper-class town of Westport, Connecticut. It premiered in 2016 and ended up becoming ABC's top-rated new comedy of the season.
The network moved the show to a few different time slots over the years, but it found a home on Wednesday nights since Season 4. Overall it was a fairly consistent performer during its time on the air, and recently surpassed the 100-episode milestone.
ABC Renews 'Home Economics' (2 days ago)
ABC announced today that Home Economics has been renewed for a second season. The good news comes six episodes into the comedy's freshman run, which premiered in April as a midseason entry.
Airing Wednesday nights after 'The Goldbergs', the show is off to a solid start. Its first episode gave the network the best lead-in retention among adults 18-49 of any new comedy in the 2020-2021 season.
Home Economics follows three adult siblings living very different lives. One is living comfortably as one of the 1%, one is part of the middle class, and the other is struggling to get by. Thus their complicated relationship can be heartwarming, super uncomfortable, and often frustrating.
Look for the Season 2 premiere in early-to-mid 2022.
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