In a bit of bad news for a comedy series that has been airing on CBS since early 2015, the network won’t be extending the order for the third season of the Matthew Perry series “The Odd Couple” beyond the initial 13 episodes.
Deadline.com reports that the show, which is about midway through its 13-episode season three run, is not canceled and remains in contention for a season four pickup. However, the show would probably need an uptick in viewer numbers for that to happen.
The first two seasons also consisted of 13 episodes each, as “The Odd Couple” ran as a midseason show in both seasons. But it moved to fall for 2016-17, with season three premiering Oct. 17. The move carried with it the hope of an extension for the show, which also stars Thomas Lennon.
Deadline notes that the series “has been a soft ratings performer this fall. It ranks as the lowest-rated CBS comedy series this season and ties freshman drama ‘Pure Genius’ — the other CBS series with 13-episode pickup not to get a back order this fall — as the second-lowest-rated CBS scripted series with a 1.2 most current rating in adults 18-49.”