The Odd Couple Cancelled CBS

The Odd Couple Not Getting More Season 3 Episodes From CBS

The Odd Couple just got hit with an eviction warning.

CBS won’t be ordering more episodes of the sitcom reboot’s current Season 3, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The season will run for 13 episodes, the same length as the previous two seasons. It’s not officially cancelled, but ratings for the remaining five episodes will have to improve — by a lot — to justify a fourth season.

The Odd Couple stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as the latest incarnation of classically mismatched roommates Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. Neil Simon’s original Tony-winning play inspired a 1968 film as well as the beloved 1970s ABC series starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall; there was also a 1982-83 ABC series called The New Odd Couple, which co-starred the recently departed Ron Glass as Felix.

CBS’s current Odd Couple reboot airs Mondays at 9:30/8:30c, after 2 Broke Girls.

Should The Odd Couple return for a fourth season? Or is it time for something new? Speak up in the comments.

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  1. Chris Norris says:

    Shame. Lennon is tremendous on that show.

  2. A. D. says:

    Move it back to Thursday…Funny show unlike The Great Indoors and 2 Broke Girls

  3. iHeart says:

    well this is a shame to hear, Perry finally lands a series that lasts more than one season and this happens

  4. I really wanted to like this, and Thomas Lennon is actually quite good, but Perry is totally miscast and the unbearable laugh track makes it unwatchable for me.

    • RJ says:

      To all of you who say that Matthew Perry is miscast as Oscar Madison: If you’ve actually taken the time to read any of the background behind the show’s production, Perry’s always been a big fan of the Odd Couple, particularly the 1968 film version. He had always wanted to do a remake of the show for many years. He’s also said in interviews that in real life, he’s a lot like Oscar, as opposed to Felix, whom was in some ways similar to the famous role of Chandler whom he played on Friends. So he was always going to be cast as Oscar no matter what. And not surprisingly, he’s one of the executive producers on the show. The Odd Couple reboot has been his idea and his show ALL ALONG. If you think he’s miscast, then that means he should never have had the idea to do a reboot in the first place. Personally, I think he does a great job on the show. It could just be that I’m a big Matthew Perry fan myself, but the natural wit, snarkiness, and sarcasm he brings to the Oscar Madison character really makes the show go. And most importantly, he has tremendous chemistry with Thomas Lennon. The supporting cast sometimes leaves a little to be desired, but overall it’s a really solid show. You can’t always expect a reboot to be quite the same as the original shows, as they shouldn’t be. Nor can you expect an actor like Perry to play the same kind of familiar character (like Chandler in Friends) in every single show.

  5. GuessWhat says:

    I am shocked it lasted this long. Awful reboot.

  6. Kevin says:

    There’s a reason CBS is making sitcoms bad again.

  7. Scott says:

    I bet they wish Mike & Molly was waiting in the wings again this year.

  8. msstargate says:

    I love Matthew Perry but I really don’t think this is the show for him. I hate just about everything about his character. His last show was good and I was really disappointed when it was cancelled but after the first couple of episodes I checked out. Caught it last night and was hoping it had improved….NOPE!

  9. jeff kantor says:

    Send “The Odd Couple” packing!

  10. kat0711 says:

    Crap I just discovered it and really enjoy the show

  11. Tina says:

    I love the Odd Couple! Don’t take it off the air, please. We need more funny on tv.

  12. dan says:

    I was surprised when it was renewed for a second season. Then I was shocked when it was renewed for a third season. Now? Not so surprised. Matthew Perry is the worst part of the show. Thomas Lennon is decent as Felix, but the supporting cast makes the show somewhat watchable (but they could have used sharper writing). I’ll miss seeing Lindsay Sloane on tv each week, hope she gets cast in something else soon!

  13. CJKatl says:

    This is not meant as snark, but seriously, I didn’t even realize the show had been renewed for season two, let alone season three. The two eps I watched in season one made me assume it had been canned early on.

  14. Lydia says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this show it’s actually better than 2 broke girls and has a diverse cast keep it on or there’s nothing worth watching CBS

  15. Robin ODea says:

    Odd Couple is the funniest show on air. CBS should reconsider because the characters fit well together. With all the dramas this one is a cheerful end to long days

  16. MMD says:

    I tried so very hard to like this because I enjoyed the movie and the original tv version with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman but I just couldn’t get there. Thomas Lennon was ok as Felix but Matthew Perry as Oscar was so miscast imo plus the writing was not good at all.

  17. its time for Perry to go away.

  18. Leo August says:

    Shocked it even got this far!

  19. Laurie p says:

    Yes they need to bring the odd couple back! Tired of them canceling funny shows and keeping crap like the bachelor, etc…..

  20. dman6015 says:

    Tom Lennon is fantastic as Felix. It’s Matthew Perry. Every time he talks, it sounds like he has loose dentures. But, you can’t fire “The Star”.

  21. Hope hamel says:

    The Odd Couple is one of the funniest shows on TV. We love it.

  22. Terrance Smith says:

    The new odd couple / 2 broke girls are awful…With all the fresh ideas out there we get this? Somebody needs to be fired.

  23. wlangfellow says:

    Network television has no compass. The endless reality shows and continual revolving door of sitcoms reiterate this point on a daily basis. Odd Couple is a decent remake and literally is the only prime-time network show I make a point of watching each week. Back to ESPN and CNN and I guess once this disappears. Love Lennon’s Felix…Tony Randall would be proud.

  24. Kreth Drea says:

    I liked the show, but it kept starting and stopping and moving days so, I lost watching it.

    • mrs says:

      I guess not considering the points made here, I am incredibly partial to the original tv show-loved it!
      but there IS a lot of garbage on tv,
      and I have not watched this new one, I am sure it isn’t perfect but you all have a point, it has to be better than the bachelor – which I have never seen either :)

  25. Arlene Gibbs says:

    BRING IT BACK!! CANCEL 2 Broke Girls

  26. Doug says:

    Keep the odd couple. Funny show! Don’t believe ratings.

  27. E Barone says:

    The Odd Couple is a good show, the writing is very funny and the actors all complement each other. If you move them back to Thursday you will a great evening of comedy. The Great Outdoors is a mess and the new Kevin Can Wait is not very good.

  28. John says:

    One of my favorite shows, the cast, the writing, everything. I hope that CBS reconsiders or that another network picks the show up. Sad news.

  29. sherry says:

    i sure hope they change their mind and dont cancel it there is not alot of good comedy shows on to much reality not enough half hour comedy series great actors for it