CBS is pulling the sitcom "We Are Men" from its Monday schedule after just two episodes, making room for "Mike & Molly" to return to in November.
"We Are Men," about newly single men living in a short-term-rental apartment complex, becomes the second fatality of the new TV season, following ABC's removal of "Lucky 7" from the Tuesday night schedule last week. "Lucky 7" is being replaced in the lineup with repeats of "Scandal."
Monday nights have been a struggle for CBS out of the gate. "How I Met Your Mother" remains steady, but is in its final season; "2 Broke Girls" hit a series low this week among 18-to-49-year-olds; and new comedy "Mom" continues to shed viewers in the 18-to-49 demo week-to-week. The limited-series "Hostages" is remaining put for now, despite a lackluster premiere, with just 5.1 million viewers tuning in this week.
"We Are Men," for its part, debuted to 6.4 million viewers, slightly below last year's quickly-canceled "Partners." Worse, it trailed "Partners" by about 17% among 18-to-49-year-old viewers.
Total viewers for "We Are Men" dropped to 5.4 million in its second episode. Now its 8:30 p.m. slot will belong to "2 Broke Girls," which had been running at 9 p.m. Repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" will air at 9 p.m. for the next two weeks before "Mike & Molly" returns in the time slot on Nov. 4.
CBS is seeing better success in its expanded Thursday night comedy block. "The Big Bang Theory" returned with its biggest premiere in the sitcom's history, attracting 18.9 million viewers, while Robin Williams' "The Crazy Ones" became the best new series debut thus far, with 15.6 million viewers. "The Millers" bowed to 13.2 million viewers last week.