The Ex List gets pulled from CBS after four episodes
Although the critics were pretty nice to The Ex List (an impressive feat in itself for a rom-com type show), the Friday night CBS series couldn't get the ratings it needed. After only four episodes, the network has pulled the plug. For now.
The show, based on a popular Israeli format, likely failed due to its timeslot. As Entertainment Weekly pointed out, "It can't help that... [it] aired on Friday nights, when young women craving romance are more likely to be out on the town than staying home to watch TV." The two shows that occupied the timeslot at CBS before, Moonlight and Close to Home, failed to reach viewers as well. Also not helping the show was the pullout of original showrunner Diane Ruggiero six episodes in.
Per Newsday, CBS will replace the show with NCIS repeats on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 and will air a repeat of Numb3rs on Nov. 14.
The Ex List on CBS.com
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