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Me, Myself And I is the fall’s first new show to fall

Jack Dylan Grazer (left), Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette (Photo: Neil Jacobs-Robert Voets/CBS)

Me, Myself And I—the CBS show in which Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette, and Jack Dylan Glazer play the same man at different stages of his life—may have reached the end of its own life. In a press release announcing the return of the Matt LeBlanc vehicle Man With A Plan, the Tiffany Network notes that Me, Myself And I’s place in the Monday-night lineup will be taken by its fellow freshman 9JKL, with the single-camera comedy returning “at a later date.” But with no specific date mentioned, Variety and Deadline both speculate that the show will not last beyond its initial 13-episode order. Man With A Plan—the CBS multi-cam show starring a favored leading man that hasn’t killed off its leading lady in order to stage a fan-serving reunion—was originally scheduled to premiere at midseason.

While changing viewing habits and a shift toward more forgiving ratings measurements have seen the broadcast networks become more apprehensive (or simply more euphemistic) about canceling new programs in recent years, Me, Myself And I’s dismissal arrives earlier than the first cancellations of the past two seasons. ABC doomed Conviction when it declined to order additional episodes of the Hayley Atwell-starring legal drama on November 9, 2016 (though, to be fair, lots of people were feeling destructive that morning), nearly a year to the date when it 86ed its ’80s crime series, Wicked City, in 2015.


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Erik Adams

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