The comedy will air a new episode on Nov. 17, but no scheduling decisions have been made beyond that point. After a move to Mondays behind “Two Broke Girls,” the multicam laffer has slipped to series lows in the ratings (its latest airing notched a paltry 1.5 in the adults 18-49 demo) and provides no boost to freshman drama “Scorpion,” which airs at 9 p.m.
Though the show is produced by CBS Television Studios, it seems CBS lost patience with “The Millers” as its flagging ratings proved a detriment to “Scorpion,” which CBS sees has a promising contender to have longevity. The Eye has a new season of “Mike and Molly” on the bench as a potential replacement, along with midseason comedy “The Odd Couple,” or ever-reliable reruns of “The Big Bang Theory.”
“The Millers” was created by Greg Garcia and starred Arnett, Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges. Sean Hayes joining the cast this season.
The cast and crew got the news of the ax falling on Friday. But the key actors made the decision to tape an episode as scheduled on Tuesday, No. 11 of its 13-episode order for season two, in order to allow the crew members to be paid. The production of that episode will leave six unaired episodes on the shelf.