CBS is making a change on Thursday. Midseason series Angel From Hell, starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson, has been cancelled effective immediately. It aired five episodes of its 13-episode order. Starting next week, the single-camera comedy will be replaced by multi-camera veteran 2 Broke Girls, which will return to Thursdays where it aired last season and earlier this season. (A Big Bang Theory repeat will fill Angel From Hell’s Thursday 9:30 PM slot this week.)
CBS opened a temporary comedy block in the Wednesday 8-9 PM hour in January to bridge the two installments of Survivor. The block, consisting of 2 Broke Girls and departing Mike & Molly, will wrap its run this week as Survivor comes back next Wednesday. 2 Broke Girls will make its Thursday season debut the following night, Feb. 18.
Angel From Hell, starring Lynch as a young woman’s (Lawson) caustic guarding angel, was originally slated to debut as part of CBS’ post-Thursday Night Football lineup in November but its launch was pushed to January. There had been rumors about creative issues on the high-concept series, which has drawn modest ratings by CBS’ Thursday comedy block standards, in the 1.3-1.4 rating range among adults 18-49 (live+same day).
The 2 Broke Girls move takes care of the remaining episodes of the 22-episode fifth-season comedy. There are also several episodes left of the 13-episode final season of Mike & Molly. They are rumored to air Mondays in the 8 PM hour after Supergirl ends its limited freshman run.