No surprise here, but CBS today made it official. A pair of freshman series, drama Stalker and comedy The McCarthys, will not be coming back for a second season. They join the previously announced CBS’ midseason drama Battle Creek on the cancellation list. And the drama pilot Sneaky Pete is not going forward.
Stalker‘s ratings had a bit of a surge (up 17%) when it moved to a new Monday 9 PM slot on April 27, but compared to Scorpion‘s Season 1 finale it was down 36% from Monday to Monday. There is word, however, that Warner Bros might shop the series elsewhere. As for The McCarthys, the writing appeared to be on the wall when the struggling comedy was pulled from the schedule in early February.