CBS apparently no longer wants to be Indoors.
The Great Indoors, a freshman multi-camera sitcom starring Joel McHale, was axed by CBS on Saturday. The series was the only new comedy not renewed by CBS; the network had ordered second seasons of Kevin Can Wait, Man With a Plan, and Superior Donuts back in March.
The workplace comedy — which followed a Gen-X outdoor adventure writer (McHale) who is none too pleased to be called back into his magazine’s headquarters to oversee a bunch of millennials —was a high-profile hopeful for the network, with Community vet McHale returning to scripted comedy. He was part of a trifecta of big-name comedy stars — along with Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait) and Matt LeBlanc (Man With a Plan) — that CBS trotted out this fall. The Great Indoors, which also included Stephen Fry, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko, Chris Williams, Susannah Fielding, and Shaun Braun in its cast, averaged about 8.4 million viewers per episode with a 1.8 in the 18-to-49 demo. The Great Indoors The Great Indoors enjoyed a huge lead-in from The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays, but when the network tried airing it on Mondays, ratings dropped.