After CBS yesterday wrapped its round of early pickups of the series it considered no-brainers for renewal, it has started to shed the weakest of the rest. Monday comedy Living Biblically has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. Starting next week, it will be replaced by repeats of The Big Bang Theory.
The move is not a surprise. Living Biblically is CBS’ least watched series this season and tied for last place in adults 18-49 (Live+same day). CBS earlier this season also pulled freshman Monday comedy Me, Myself & I off the schedule after several modestly rated airings. Neither is expected to return next season.
Through its eight airings to date, Living Biblically averaged 4.2 million viewers and a 0.65 18-49 rating (L+SD).
Living Biblically and Me, Myself & I have been part of a CBS’ Monday lineup that has been struggling mightily this season, leading to the network leaving every single Monday series on the bubble, including 8 PM anchor Kevin Can Wait and drama Scorpion.