As the eternally wise Heidi Klum would say, in fall TV lineups, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out. Only a few weeks into the season, the fall TV gods have already made their first judgment. It looks like Seth MacFarlane is in and, sadly, Bobby Moynihan is out.
MacFarlane’s space spoof The Orville will live to see another out-of-this-world season on Fox.
But Moynihan’s CBS comedy Me, Myself, & I is no more.
It seems like only yesterday (or, you know, a couple months ago) that bright-eyed SNL alum Moynihan was promoting his new show on the late night circuit — and delighting us with David S. Pumpkins lore while he was at it. But things can get pretty savage when TV execs start weighing new show ratings…
Me, Myself & I — which followed the same character played by three different actors during three different stages of his life — was axed after only six episodes. Brutal. Starting November 13th, CBS Monday nights will now feature Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, and Kevin Can Wait.
MacFarlane’s new fall TV series fared far better.
According to Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, The Orville — a parody of sci-fi shows like Star Trek, with MacFarlane’s signature snarky twist — has already “struck a powerful chord with viewers.”
The Thursday night show was a hit with viewers, so it’s no wonder it scored an extension. As for Moynihan, here’s hoping he finds another place to show off his comedy chops soon. And in the meantime, if he decides to take a break and go a little Drunk Uncle for a while, we would totally welcome that.