Call the TV mortuary, because we now have our second casualty of the 2013-2014 broadcast season. After only two airings, CBS has pulled the plug on new comedy 'We Are Men.' Starring the relatively unknown Chris Smith, 'We Are Men' concerns a a young man named Carter Thomas, who gets left at the altar by his bride-to-be. Jilted and emotionally crushed, Carter befriends a group of older divorced bachelors, played by Kal Penn ('House,' 'Harold and Kumar'), Jerry O'Connell ('Sliders,' 'Crossing Jordan'), and multi-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub ('Monk', 'Wings).
Despite the pedigree of its supporting cast, 'We Are Men' floundered right out of the gate, only managing a 2.0 and losing the majority of 'How I Met Your Mother's lead-in audience. This past Monday was even worse, with the comedy falling to a 1.8. Those numbers might get you a stay of execution over on NBC, but CBS generally has higher expectations for their programs.
With 'Men' gone, CBS' plan is to slide '2 Broke Girls' back up to its old post-'HIMYM' 8:30pm timeslot. The 9pm slot will be filled by the returning 'Mike & Molly,' which will now begin its fourth season on Monday, Nov. 4. 'Mom' will remain at 9:30pm, giving prolific series creator Chuck Lorre the distinction of having two sitcoms airing back to back on the same night. Three actually, if you count the fact that 'Big Bang Theory' re-runs will fill the 9pm slot until 'M&M' returns.
Did 'We Are Men' deserve a few more episodes to try and turn things around?