The Great Indoors Cancelled by CBS The Great Indoors Cancelled by CBS
CBS has cancelled freshman comedy The Great Indoors, which starred Joel McHale. The series had its finale earlier this week. The Great Indoors Cancelled by CBS

CBS has cancelled freshman comedy The Great Indoors. Though the show was given a full season order and spent the vast majority of its time behind The Big Bang Theory, it wasn’t able to capitalize on having the best comedy lead-in on television and was often hovering around (and just below) 50% retention in a valuable time slot. A subsequent move to Monday backfired, as the show proved itself to be the weakest comedy in CBS’s second-tier comedy lineup and ultimately found itself on the wrong side of the bubble.

From Mike Gibbons (The Late Late Show with James Corden), The Great Indoors followed adventure reporter Jack Gordon (Joel McHale), who’s taken off guard when the magazine he works for becomes digital only. Accustomed to traveling the world and experiencing everything he writes about firsthand, Jack shifted to an office role that required supervising the team of millennials that comprise the magazine’s online staff.

In addition to McHale, The Great Indoors starred Susannah Fielding (Black Mirror), Stephen Fry (A Bit of Fry & Laurie), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Chris Williams (Satisfaction), and Christine Ko (Ballers).

The series finale of The Great Indoors aired earlier this week on CBS. The network will be unveiling its 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday, May 17th; you can check out what KSiteTV thought CBS could do here.

Shilo Adams

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