EXCLUSIVE: It is the end of the road for TV Land‘s comedy series Retired At 35. I’ve learned that the cable network has opted not to order more episodes of the series starring George Segal. Retired At 35 marks the first TV Land original series to get a cancellation. Its pilot was part of the network’s first pair of scripted pilots, ordered along with Hot In Cleveland. Cleveland was subsequently put on a fast track and is now airing its fourth season, with Seasons 2,3 and 4 in the 22- to 24-episode range after a 10-episode freshman cycle. Meanwhile, Retired At 35 aired a 10-episode second and final season this past summer for a total of 20 episodes over two cycles. It underwent creative changes between the first and second season, but ratings still dropped significantly as Retired at 35 lost its Hot In Cleveland lead-in during Season 2.
Airing behind the season premiere of Cleveland, Retired at 35‘s series debut drew 2 million viewers. Tasked with opening a new night of original programming for TV Land this past summer on Tuesday, where it was paired with Cleveland repeats, Retired logged 606,000 viewers for its second-season premiere in June. The other TV Land series have been renewed — most recently The Exes for a second season and The Soul Man for second earlier today.