According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has cancelled their primetime sitcom 2 Broke Girls after six seasons. After spending some time on the bubble, the decently popular comedy, which starred Kat Dennings as Max Black and Beth Behrs as Caroline Channing, was officially terminated this past week. While 2 Broke Girls was never very popular with critics, the series did perform rather well for the network, so this news may come as bit of a surprise for fans.
During its time on CBS, the show explored the often-hilarious lifestyle of two twenty-something Brooklyn waitresses struggling to survive on ridiculously low salaries while striving to open their own cupcake business. Most of the show's comedy was derived from Caroline's fall from grace after realizing she must now support herself in her transition from wealthy child to working-class adult following her father's arrest, and the exposure of his involvement in a money-grabbing Ponzi Scheme.
Both Dennings and Behrs grew to become close friends while performing on the series over the past six years, and they seem to be just as disappointed in the cancellation as the sitcom's loyal viewers. On Friday, both stars reached out to fans on social media, stating, “We’ve had a wonderful 6 seasons as Max and Caroline and we thank all of you for watching and enjoying it along with us. We are so proud of our time on 2 Broke Girls and of all the things this experience has given us, the most treasured is our lifelong friendship.”
The reasoning behind this cancellation doesn't seem to have as much to do with poor viewership (the series drew 7 million total viewers during its last season) as it does the network's overcrowded primetime line-up. Apparently, CBS's fast-filling bank of half-hour comedies required the network to do some spring cleaning.
CBS recently ordered the production of three new comedies (including two in collaboration with Warner Brothers), but mainly the upcoming Big Bang Theory prequel, Young Sheldon, which is expected to premiere before long (likely to massive success).
Whether you were a fan of 2 Broke Girls or not, the six-season chapter has come to close for Max and Caroline, and we wish them all the best!