“B Positive” canceled by CBS after 2 seasons – Deadline

CBS has opted out of the Chuck Lorre-produced comedy series B Positive for a third season, Deadline has learned. The decision follows the cancellation last night of another sophomore CBS comedy series produced by Lorre.United States of Al. Both had been heavily on the bubble but, given Lorre’s position as the network’s top comedy producer over the past two decades, it was expected that at least one of the two shows could make the cut. for next season.

Lorre will still have multiple series on CBS next season; The Big Bang Theory branching out Young Sheldon and Bob Abishola both were renewed, the former as part of a multi-year takeover.

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B Positive, starring Annaleigh Ashford and Thomas Middleditch, underwent a creative overhaul after season 1 when creator and co-showrunner Marco Pennette left. Ancient two and a half men executive producer Jim Patterson, who was co-showrunner with Pennette, co-directed season 2 with Warren Bell and produced with Lorre.

Based on Pennette’s personal experience, the series centered on Middleditch’s Drew, a newly divorced father faced with finding a kidney donor, and his relationship with Ashford’s Gina, a brutal woman from his past who volunteers.

The second season, which premiered in October 2021, centered on Gina, who inherits a large sum of money and buys the retirement home where she works, while Drew reevaluates his life goals and sets out to rediscover himself. The changes also followed misconduct allegations against Middleditch that were unrelated to the show.

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Lorre said a third season would explore Gina and Drew’s true relationship after she decided she wanted to be with him. He added that the focus would also be on the people of Valley Hills and its fierce competition with rival Golden Horizons.

The Thursday night comedy was produced by Warner Bros Television in association with Chuck Lorre Productions with Warren Bell also executive producing.

CBS comedy series renewals also include a fifth season of the Piece and a second season for a resounding success Ghosts.

Peter White contributed to this report.

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