Unfortunately, 2 Broke Girls was canceled, and therefore, there won’t be a season 7 of the comedy series.
Let’s find out whether or not the series has any plans to return with a new season in the future.
Why Was Season 7 of Two Broke Girls Canceled?
When 2 Broke Girls began airing in 2011 on CBS, it generally received mixed reviews and harsh criticisms. As per the Hollywood Reporter, the show is “the most disappointing new sitcom of the fall,” acknowledging that 2 Broke Girls “actually had potential but has squandered it away every week on cheap, predictable, and unfunny jokes.” Vulture also heavily criticized the show for its lame jokes, stating, “Does it have to be so mean?” Meanwhile, Slate’s response was more favorable of the show, and praised that the show was “regularly palatable [and] good for a cheap chuckle.”
However, the fate of the series 2 Broke Girls was already decided and as of now, the show stands canceled.
Did Viewership and Ratings Led To The Cancellation of 2 Broke Girls?
There is no denying that viewership and ratings play a significant role, especially while deciding the fate of the series to return with a new season but when it comes to 2 Broke Girls cancellation, there was more than one reason.
When the sixth season of 2 Broke Girls was completed, there was no sign that the show wasn’t going to return with the seventh season. More importantly, ratings remained fairly solid.
However, compared to the past seasons of the series viewership was slowly decreasing as per the ratings published on TV Series Finale. Season 6 of 2 Broke Girls was launched in October 2016, the episode attained a 1.7 rating based on an 18-49 demo, with over 6.2 million spectators. Nevertheless, the sixth season finale aired in April 2017 earned a 1.04 share among spectators between the age group of 18 to 48, and overall viewership drastically dropped to just around 4.5 million.
While ratings weren’t the sole reason behind the series cancellation, revealing around 2 million spectators in the span of a season is not good enough for a television series for any network.
2 Broke Girls had a huge ownership issue that eventually led to its downfall.
The series is produced by Warner Bros. and licensed to CBS– which raked in profits through advertisements during the initial days of the show’s broadcast. Nonetheless, when the show became successful enough to endorse a $1.7 million each episode sale for off-network contribution, Warner Bros. acquired all the earnings. Sadly, CBS received nothing from it.
As a result, CBS’s decision to remove 2 Broke Girls clearly indicates that the show’s ownership played a crucial role in its cancellation.
What The Cast and Producers Have To Say Regarding The Show’s Cancelation
The cancellation news came as a big surprise for both the show’s cast and fans.
Kat Dennings who played Max was deeply disappointed that viewers never got the chance to see her character’s marriage — explaining that series co-showrunner Michael Patrick King “really acted as if there was going to be another season” after the shocking cancellation announcement.
Star Dennings in a statement (via Yahoo! TV) said “Maybe one day we’ll finish it all up with a two-hour special.” She further explains “It’s time. That would be fantastic. For those who have followed the programme for so long, I believe they deserve some closure.”
Showrunner Michelle Nader was also taken back by the sudden termination news and swore to somehow continue the show. “This is not the end for these girls,” she revealed to TVLine. Nader resumed, saying, “We’re not finished and we don’t want to be finished and I don’t think the audience is finished.”
The cast of 2 Broke Girls saw many new faces throughout the season, but one thing for sure is that fans would love to see the comedic duo Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings back on the show if ever an opportunity arises.
You can now watch all the previous seasons of 2 Broke Girls on Amazon Prime Video.