CBS Tweaks Prime-Time Schedule as Bubble Show Loses Its Slot

Apr 14, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A series that was conspicuously absent from the slate of shows receiving renewals when CBS announced the bulk pickup of 18 shows a few weeks ago is getting a new time slot. “The Great Indoors,” which has been holding its own in the leadout spot after “The Big Bang Theory” on Thursday nights (8:30 p.m.), will finish its season on Mondays at 9:30 p.m.

CBS announced that the sitcom’s final two episodes of the season will air on consecutive Mondays, May 1 and May 8. Filling “The Great Indoors'” former slot at 8:30 on Thursdays, May 4 and May 11, will be repeats of “The Big Bang Theory.”

“The Great Indoors,” which stars Joel McHale as an adventure reporter reassigned to an office job working with a group of millennials, has yet to get the word on whether it will be back for a second season. The show premiered last October to mixed reviews and has averaged about 7.3 million total same-day viewers this season. That number has been trending downward in recent weeks, with last night’s show delivering 6.33 million viewers in L+SD, along with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and a 1.9 in adults 25-54.

After the series got off to a solid start last fall, CBS ordered a full 19-episode season back in November, and later added another three episodes to the order.

CBS previously announced that “The Great Indoors” would air its season finale on May 11. Click here to see the network’s full schedule of finales announced in March.

Click here to see details released Thursday by CBS about the May 1 episode of “The Great Indoors” and the “Big Bang Theory” repeat that will fill the show’s former time slot on Thursday, May 4.


  1. My goodness, what a stinker this show is. Phew.

  2. I miss McHale in “the soup.” Sorry that it got cancelled.

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