CBS Cancels Five More, Renews “Elementary”

The axe continues to swing this weekend with five more series now officially getting the chop over at CBS including “9JKL,” “Me, Myself & I,” “Living Biblically,” “Wisdom Of the Crowd” and most notably the Kevin James-led comedy “Kevin Can Wait”.

All but ‘Kevin’ and “9JKL” didn’t have a chance of renewals after sinking fast. “9JKL” did manage to hold onto much of its premiere audience, there just wasn’t enough people interested.

‘Kevin’ meanwhile was the highest rated new comedy last season, but numbers began to decline and when both co-creator Bruce Helford exited for the “Roseanne” revival, and original female lead Erinn Hayes was killed off at the end of the first season, the recent second season saw those numbers dwindle much faster.

The news isn’t all bad though as CBS has renewed its modern Sherlock Holmes procedural “Elementary” for a seventh season. The most recent season averaged a so-so 7.4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in multi-platform viewing, but the show has lucrative off-network and SVOD deals, and is also a strong international seller for CBS TV Studios. It is said the series has made a reported $80 million profit thus far for the company.

Source: Deadline