It's Waning 'Men' (Hallelujah!)

We Are Men
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CBS suffered the second cancellation of the 2013-14 season thanks to its ill-conceived comedy We Are Men. Sadly, the networks will probably continue to try to strike oil in the bro-com genre. Here are some suggestions.

CBS suffered the second cancellation of the 2013-14 season thanks to its ill-conceived comedy We Are Men. Sadly, the networks will probably continue to try to strike oil in the bro-com genre. Here are some suggestions.

Three Men and a Babe – An updated take on Three’s Company, where a woman has to pretend she’s gay so she can live for cheap with three of the dudeliest dudes who ever duded. Wacky misunderstandings abound as everyone has gender-neutral names like Chris, Pat, Sam, and Scout. (Cancelled after two episodes.)

Bros – Two frat boys start jobs in the mail (male?) room at a magazine not unlike Maxim. Somehow they are able to afford a swanky penthouse bachelor pad. Wacky hijinks ensue, with the last five minutes of every episode devoted to a viral video of their office pranks. (Cancelled after two episodes.)

Mister MANners – A guy who just broke up with his longtime girlfriend starts writing a dating etiquette blog from the male perspective. It’s like Sex and Then Doesn’t Call the Next Day and the City, but with more negging. (Cancelled after two episodes.)

MENSA – Guh. (Cancelled after two episodes.)

(I recommend this takedown by Deadline, which highlights the baffling placement of We Are Men on the CBS schedule. Of course it was cancelled!)

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