CBS has opted not to renew the comedy series produced by Chuck Lorre b positive for a third season, Deadline has learned. The decision follows the cancellation last night of another second-year CBS comedy series produced by Lorre.United States of Al Both had been very much in the bubble but, given Lorre’s position as the network’s top comedy producer for the past two decades, there was an expectation that at least one of the two shows might make the cut for the next season.
Lorre will continue to have multiple series on CBS next season; Big Bang Theory stem young sheldon Y beto ♥ Abishola both have been renovated, the former as part of a multi-year renovation.
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b positive, starring Annaleigh Ashford and Thomas Middleditch, underwent a creative overhaul after season 1 when creator and co-showrunner Marco Pennette left. shapes Two and a half Men executive producer Jim Patterson, who co-executive produced with Pennette, co-directed Season 2 with Warren Bell, and executive produced with Lorre.
Based on Pennette’s own personal experience, the series focused on Drew from Middleditch, a recently divorced father facing the search for a kidney donor, and his relationship with Gina from Ashford, a gruff woman from his past who offers the your own.
The second season, which premiered in October 2021, focused on Gina, who inherits a large sum of money and buys the retirement home where she works, while Drew reevaluates his life goals and sets out to rediscover himself. The changes also followed allegations of misconduct against Middleditch that were unrelated to the show.
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Lorre said that a third season would explore the genuine relationship between Gina and Drew after she decided she wanted to be with him. She added that there would also be a focus on the residents of Valley Hills and their cutthroat competition with corporate rival Golden Horizons.
The Thursday night comedy was produced by Warner Bros Television in association with Chuck Lorre Productions with Warren Bell also serving as executive producer.
Renewals of the CBS comedy series also include a fifth season of The Neighborhood and a second season for the smash hit ghosts
Peter White contributed to this report.