United States of Al canceled after two seasons at CBS

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CBS has decided to cancel their on the bubble comedy series United States of Al. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast and crew were informed of the decision to not go forward with a third season last night.

United States of Al, once again, was on the bubble with another comedy, B Positive. Both come from producer Chuck Lorre and they both were in their second seasons after also being on the bubble last year. They both earned season two renewals last season but now, so far, only B Positive remains. A decision has yet to be made on its fate.

Al‘s sophomore season has been averaging 5.9 million total weekly viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (with Live+7 playback), steady in audience and down just a tad in the demo from its Season 1 numbers. Out of the seven sitcoms, CBS has aired this TV season, it ranks fifth in audience and ties for No. 5 in the demo.

United States of Al was about the friendship between Riley (Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Al) (Adhir Kalyan), the Interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America. The comedy did receive positive notices from combat veterans who thought the show portrayed them well but it also drew some criticism over what was characterized as stereotypical portrayals. The show reversed its narrative fortune in season two when it was praised for the way it reflected the U.S.’ Afghanistan withdrawal. The series also stars Kelli Goss, Dean Norris, Elizabeth Alderfer, and Farrah Mackenzie.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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