The comedy will not return for Season 4.
May 15, 2017
Even though it was all but official, confirmation is out today that CBS has cancelled The Odd Couple after three seasons. The buddy comedy had a decent run on the network during its first two seasons airing as a mid-season entry. But a move to the regular fall lineup for Season 3 last October saw viewership, and it ended up ranking as CBS' lowest-rated comedy of 2016-2017.
Things weren't look good in recent months when the show didn't receive a back-order to extend the current season's episode count, but its cancellation was seen as mostly certain after star Matthew Perry posted the following message to his Twitter account back in April:
My face on the Odd Couple stage door has been painted over with green paint.I think it's safe to assume that we have been cancelled.#subtle
Based on Neil Simon's classic play of the same name, The Odd Couple followed ladies' man and famous curmudgeon Oscar Madison, who leads a seemingly perfect life hosting a popular sports show and living a bachelor lifestyle in New York City. When his college friend Felix shows up after being left by his wife, it complicates Oscar's life and brings to the surface some unresolved feelings about his own past relationship.
05/29/17 at 03:49pm
Thank god! This show stank, I love the odd couple as a kid.
Michael J. Beninate
05/24/17 at 02:42pm
I really liked this one. It didn't need to be a copy of the original. This one was funnier and contemporary. I saw ALL of the original version episodes. That was because back then there were just three main networks. I hated the stupid Felix honking seizures in the original, and Felix was a real a$$. I might have changed channels on the original but not on this one. Although due to being able to record shows for later viewing it was easier to watch this one when in the mood for comedy.
05/18/17 at 01:41pm
I grew up with the original and this one missed the mark in so many ways as a reboot. They rebooted the differences right out of the show. Yes, Felix was a neatfreak but Oscar was not enough slob. He was a regular joe, and Perry didn't seem to embrace the role very well. He could have had a lot of fun with it and done so much more with the role of Oscar Madison. This is a classic story, It's been done on tv, movie, and stage for decades. All much better than this one. I am not surprised that it got the boot. There was no where for it to go anymore.
05/18/17 at 11:14am
Good. I'd rather get herpies in my eyes than watch this garbage.
05/17/17 at 12:22pm
Sorry, bub, I realize that now.
05/17/17 at 11:31am
About time. Another decision that should have happened during the first season the writing was horrible and canned.
05/17/17 at 11:22am
uhmmm.. Perry played the Jack Klugman part (Madison), not the Randall part -- He played it VERY poorly but at least get characters straight if you want to be taken seriously. What got me is that Klugman's portrayal WAS a true SLOB.. food out everywhere, never picking up anything, always looking disheveled. There were times in the original series when it was disgusting to see what Oscar was willing to just ignore or put up with. It was CLEAR he was a slob. Perry was just an average guy that wasn't a "neat freak" that's all. He absolutely did not portray a "slob". And really.. the underlying tone of the 70s version was.. is Felix actually gay. Well, that's really a non-starter today.
05/17/17 at 08:58am
Matthew Perry (or at least the actor who replaced him after he passed away of liver failure while friends was on) is no Tony Randall.
05/16/17 at 11:22am
"The characters just didn't mesh." - I get it. How can people not see this was a joke... Oh right they watch CBS. "The characters just didn't mesh. One was sloppy, one was neat. They were too different to live together." (laugh now) CBS viewers have to be cued when to laugh. CBS needs to be stopped.
05/16/17 at 09:59am
I found Perry's acting on this show absolutely horrific. He was "phoning it in" and not really putting any effort into it. The entire premise of a slob and a neat freak living together, which made the 70s show successful, was COMPLETELY abandoned. This was just two guys sharing an apartment - boring, uninteresting, and ultimately unfunny. It should have never been greenlit, let alone make it past the first 6 episodes.
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