CBS separates from the United States of Al. The Eye Network canceled the Chuck Lorre comedy after two seasonsour sister site Deadline reports.
AlThe second run of has an average of 5.9 million total weekly viewers and a demo rating of 0.6 (with Live + 7 playback), a steady viewership and just a tad less than the season 1 demo. Of the seven sitcoms, which CBS has aired this TV season, it ranks fifth in audiences and is fifth in the demo.
United States of Alwho retired as a midseason replacement in April 2021, focused on the friendship between Riley (registered‘s Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to adjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir aka “Al” (Rules of Engagement‘s Adhir Kalyan), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and had just arrived to start a new life in America. Kelly Goss (the ranch), Elizabeth Alderfer (incoherent), Farrah Mackenzie (utopia) and Dean Norris (breaking Bad) played along.
The sitcom switched gears for its Season 2 premiere, opening its second run with a powerful response to the crisis in Afghanistan, where the Taliban military organization took power following the withdrawal of US troops last summer. The episode – which saw the Dugan family rally around Al as he desperately tried to get his sister from his homeland – earned Kalyan the title of TVLine cast member of the week.
During United States of Al won’t be back for the 2022-23 season, CBS has previously handed renewals to other sitcoms Bob Hearts Abishola (for season 4), ghosts (for Season 2) and the neighborhood (for season 5, new showrunner TBA). Young Sheldoncurrently in season 5, has already been extended through season 7.
The cancellation caps United States of Alruns with 35 episodes.
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