CBS pulls the plug on 'Living Biblically': Did its religious theme not sit well with viewers?

CBS has renewed 17 of its show but none of the shows that fall in the comedy genre has been finalized yet for another season


                            CBS pulls the plug on 'Living Biblically': Did its religious theme not sit well with viewers?
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CBS offered its viewers something new when they introduced them to 'Living Biblically' on February 26, 2018. But unfortunately, it was short-lived as the network has not renewed the show for the second season, according to Variety. Instead of the show, now the network will air Big Bang Theory at that time time slot. 


The show came to an end after eight episodes and even though there is no season 2 in the making, there is still a possibility that it might come back on air for the remaining of the episodes. One thing to notice is that CBS has renewed 17 of its show but none of the shows that fall in the comedy genre has been yet finalized for another season. 

“Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” and “Superior Donuts” are some of the shows whose future on the network or even the television screen still hangs. 

'Living Biblically' was a show which revolved around a modern-day man who one day decides to live his life according to the Bible. The show is based on the bestselling book by A.J. Jacobs, “The Year of Living Biblically.” With an outstanding cast which consists of  Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, David Krumholtz, Tony Rock, and Camryn Manheim, it is a surprise that the show was unable to land another season. 


According to the magazine, the show is one of the network's lowest-rated originals.

Previously, comedy shows like “Me, Myself, and I” and “Wisdom of the Crowd” were pulled off the air after a couple of episodes had been aired on the television. While one might think that the ratings weren't good, people on social media sure did express their love for the show. 

"#LivingBiblically is literally LOL funny," one person tweeted with regard to the show. While there were some who just could not get over the hilarious yet mind-blowing one-liners that the show consisted of as one comment read “My wife never loved me ever...!! “ “we both deserved organism.” Omg Hahahaha #LivingBiblically. 

On the other hand, some expressed their happiness that the network decided to cancel the show. 

"I'm so happy that you canceled "Living Biblically"! I never watched that show, but I also want you to renew "9JKL" for Season 2 if you can only do that along with the cancellation of "Living Biblically", please! "9JKL" very much deserves a second chance in my opinion!" one person tweeted.