Network television executives canceled
two gay comedies this week.
According to The Hollywood Reporter,
NBC has canceled One Big Happy after
airing its first 6-episode season, while CBS pulled the plug
on The McCarthys.
One Big Happy's ratings
plunged after its premiere in March.
show – produced by Ellen DeGeneres – centered around a best
friend pairing of a lesbian woman (played by Elisha Cuthbert; Happy
Endings) and a straight man
(Nick Zano; What I Like About You)
who decide to have a baby together. A new kind of family is born
when Zano's character marries another woman (Kelly Brook).
sitcom was loosely based on showrunner Liz Felman's (2
Broke Girls) life.
The McCarthys, which
premiere in October, was pulled from the schedule in January, but
executives didn't declare the show dead until this week.
The sitcom revolved
around a close-knit sports-crazed Boston family and centered on Ronny
(Tyler Ritter), who is openly gay. In the pilot, Ronny attempts to
spend less time with his family in order to improve his dating life.