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The Paul Reiser Show Canceled After Two Episodes

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Guess TV audiences weren't that mad about Paul Reiser.

His new NBC sitcom The Paul Reiser Show has been pulled off the air after just two episodes.

The show premiered to 3.3 million viewers, making it the network's lowest-rated in-season comedy ever.


And even worse, its second episode had an even lower rating.

NBC had rushed the show to air, with Paul saying that they only had about 20 days to promote the comedy.

Repeats of The Office will take its place beginning next week.

Tough luck for Paul and everyone else on the show. Seems a shame that it didn't really get a chance.

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36 comments to “The Paul Reiser Show Canceled After Two Episodes”

  1. 1

    he's not really aging well, is he?

  2. 2

    tried watching it. it wasn't funny or interesting and had little hope.

  3. 3

    It was funny, too.

  4. 4

    Gotta say, we like Paul, and really disliked this show

  5. 5

    that isn't right. hollywood really has gone to shit. the show was pretty good. i like the curb your enthusiasm feel to it. the characters were cast well with good writing. if Seinfeld came on in today's climate, it would have been cancelled after the first episode. you have to give things time to percolate and develop and you have to put $$$$ into advertising. I didn't even know there was going to be a show until the week it came on. i am sorry for paul because it was a good show. maybe he should have been called snooki and showed his whooha all the time… i say, sell it to hbo or showtime and put some more edge to it because you can on those cable channels.

  6. 6

    The show was just plain awful….Better bring back "Perfect Couples" that kicked ass

  7. 7

    I watched this show, I laughed a lot of times. It was so much funnier than Outsourced, and they kept that on forever. LAME!

  8. 8

    Reiser can be a pretty funny guy
    problem is he's been gone from TV for so long, he's lost his audience and it's like a whole new generation doesn't even know who he is..
    he would have been better off taking a smaller supporting role in a sitcom so people could see he still has his chops (think Jerry Stiller) and built his audience up from that towards hiw own show again…just my opinion

  9. 9

    I didn't even know about his at all. Didn't they learn from Quarter Life that you can't super rush anything on the air with out mega advertising.

  10. 10

    Re: truth in life – Perfect couples rocks. Mary Elizabeth Ellis is soooooooo funny. However she was born to play the waitress on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

  11. 11

    I have a new show for Paul Reiser. It's called 'Kick Balki'. Balki is the guy from Perfect Strangers and I think Paul Reiser living with Balki and kicking him would be brilliant and a Nielsen's ratings giant. Paul Reiser is a titan among the industry and Helen Hunt woudln't fuck him with Pam Anderson's vagina!

  12. 12

    I gave the second episode a try and had to turn it off after two minutes of failed joke attempts. The world doesn't need another fake Curb Your Enthusiasm or Office. I would give him credit if he tried to do something new and different, but he didn't. Harsh to be pulled after only two episodes, but welcome to Hollywood.

    Want to watch a comedy with spectacular writing? Community and Peep Show (UK) are top quality.

  13. 13

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

  14. 14

    Perfect Couples is the perfect replacement… just saying :)

  15. 15

    Please, no more reruns of the Office. Tweet #saveperfectcouples

    That show was hilarious! They canceled before it had a real chance to catch on.

  16. 16

    Re: truth in life – #saveperfectcouples

    I agree, that show was great!

  17. 17

    I watched the first episode and I really wanted to like it, as Paul Reiser is quite funny; but it was terrible. Too fast paced, smart-ass kid, cats don't tunnel (had to see it), glib lines were too "at the ready", etc. Shame, as I would have liked to see Paul back on tv, but this was a terrible episode.

  18. 18

    Aren't you people tired of Hollywood TELLING YOU what's funny?

  19. 19

    finally, a Jew fails in Hollywood!

  20. 20

    Re: alejpanda – Tweet #saveperfectcouples

    Maybe if we can trend it, NBC will get the message.

  21. 21

    it sucked BAD! was trying to hard to be a cheap larry david knockoff

  22. 22

    I vaguely remember him being in a moderately funny show years ago. Perhaps they could round up the old costars (whoever they were) and stage a reunion of whatever the name of the show was.

  23. 23

    i thought it was quite funny.

  24. 24

    I love Paul Riser. I didn't even know the show was on. I never even saw a commercial for it.

  25. 25

    I only saw a brief bit but felt it was too much like Larry David

  26. 26

    I like hiim so much I hope he will come back with something else.

  27. 27

    Oy! Paul! Paul! I never knew such a show to be on. Oy! Az di bobe volt gehat beytsim volt zi geven mayn zeyde! Oy.

  28. 28

    "Mad about you" was one of the most obnoxiously unfunny sitcoms out there. And Paul Reiser (BTW, WTF happened to his face?) is one of the lamest comedians of all time. This flop is not surprising at all.

  29. 29

    The commercials weren't even funny. He was only great on Mad About You because he and Helen Hunt bounced their humor off each other. He was the straight guy and I know he may be trying to show people that he is funny, but it obviously didn't work. He had lightning in a bottle with Mad About You and he should try to get it onto cable in reruns and sit back and collect residuals.

  30. 30


  31. 31

    Rushed? Reiser knew in MAY the show would be a midseason replacement in 2011. How much more time did he need?

  32. 32

    This is terrible!!! I love paul reiser. give it some advertising and a second chance. he should do it with helen hunt, invite her on to get the ball rolling. do some re-runs of mad about you to get young people hooked.

  33. 33

    my friend told me this story about what an ahole he was standing in his way when he waas trying to get through with his car at one of the studios. kinda smiled when i saw this. ahole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. 34

    Re: Erin Elizabeth – Paul Reiser is an a-hole. See 'Aliens' the film.

  35. @v@ says – reply to this


    Shows build up followings. They pulled it after TWO episodes? Instant everything.
    Things worth having or seeing are things worth working for. Idiots. Reiser is the bomb.

  36. 36

    I watched it…I didn't understand the show. Was that his real wife and kids? Were they actors playing his wife and kids? And, the "Friends"…they were annoying and weird. I am NOT surprised that it was cancelled. I really like Paul Reiser…but this was not even a start to something good.