No Season 3 for the buddy comedy.
May 11, 2022
It is being reported that CBS has cancelled United States of Al after two seasons. The news comes with two episodes left in the comedy's sophomore run, leaving its episode on May 19 to serve as its series finale.
The half-hour show premiered last year as a midseason replacement with a 13-episode order. It fared well enough in Season 1 to warrant a full second season of 22 episodes and a move to the fall schedule. Ratings were never overly impressive, however, as it was long considered on the bubble to get a third season.
United States of Al follows a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio. He finds friendship with a man named Al, the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has recently arrived in America to start a new life.
05/24/22 at 01:37am
CBS gave it a chance, but it just never found its footing. It even had the US exit from Afghanistan and the fact that many interpreters were left behind to give the series a lot more topicality. But the stories were just too lackluster.
05/17/22 at 11:14pm
GOOD! Another Chuck Lorre "propagandized drama" dead. Now kill the rest!!!
05/13/22 at 02:16pm
Won't miss it. Thought the chemistry of the cast was just OK. This was really just another cheaply produces laugh-track show that entirely relied on current attitudes for any level of endearment it could muster. It mustered very little in the end.
05/12/22 at 02:53pm
I'm a bit surprised by the cancellation of this show; I though that only "B Positive" would get the ax. This show had a solid cast and it did not have to rely on sex jokes to find laughs like some other sitcoms. Despite the show being partially set in Afghanistan, "United States of Al" was a good take on the fish-out-of-water concept.
05/12/22 at 10:51am
I really enjoyed this show so this a disappointment for me. I thought the cast was strong and that the writing was good.I loved the Al character juxtaposed with the Riley character. I also really appreciated the focus on Afghanistani refugees who served our country as interpreters, guides, etc. We owe a debt to these hard-working people! Parker Young has been in a couple of pretty decent shows that had very short runs.A bummer,I think he does a great job!
05/12/22 at 09:30am
I watched this only because it was a Chuck Lorre production. It had a Perfect Strangers from the 80s vibe. I liked the role of the sister the best. I've seen every episode and for the last year and a half felt like it wasn't a show that I looked forward to watching. I'm relieved that it was canceled because my habit is that I keep watching something that, for whatever reason, I've continued to watch. I'm glad the decision was made for me. I will not miss this show.
05/12/22 at 08:49am
Season 1 was kind of clunky and weird but they really found their stride with season 2 getting into more of a normal premise. Sad
05/12/22 at 08:14am
Another dumb move by CBS. This was one of the better comedy show on the air. At the same time it amused the audience, it allowed a view of the difficulties our partners in Afghanistan have when they try to assimilate in the US. "How We Roll" will never hold a candle to "United States of Al."
05/12/22 at 07:25am
Surprised it made it this far. We tried the pilot and a couple of episodes later of S1, just couldn’t get into this one, and the wife and I are big sitcomers.
05/12/22 at 07:10am
It just seemed like a flimsy premise for a sitcom, and that's saying a lot. Maybe in another, different decade it could've succeeded.
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