Unaired Episodes from the 2017-2018 TV Season [Updated]

June 12th, 2018 Update:

CBS has announced plans to burn off unaired episodes of both Me, Myself & I and Living Biblically on Saturdays in July. On July 7th and 14th, back-to-back episodes of Me, Myself & I will air from 8-9 ET followed by a back-to-back episodes of Living Biblically from 9-10PM ET. Then, on July 28th, the final three new episodes of Me, Myself & I will air from 8-9:30PM ET followed by the final new episode of Living Biblically from 9:30-10PM ET.

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The 2017-2018 TV season is over. It began on September 25th, 2017 and ended on May 23rd, 2018. The networks released their schedules for next fall last month. With one or two exception, the fate of every new and returning TV show has been determined.

Four new TV shows from the 2017-2018 were pulled off the air due to low ratings with episodes left unaired. Will fans of these shows get the chance to watch the unaired episodes?

Me, Myself & I

CBS
September 25th, 2017 – October 30th, 2017
13 episodes (7 unaired)

CBS has yet to announce plans to burn off the unaired episodes of this short-lived sitcom.

Ghosted

FOX
October 1st, 2017 – January 7th, 2018
16 episodes (7 unaired)

Ghosted returns Sunday, June 10th with two new episodes airing 8:30PM ET and 9:30PM ET. New episodes will continue to air weekly at 9:30PM ET starting June 17th.

The Mayor

ABC
October 2nd, 2017 – December 12th, 2017
13 episodes (4 unaired)

The four unaired episodes may not have aired on TV, but ABC did make them available. They made their streaming debuts on Hulu in January but have since been removed. They have also been pulled from the official ABC website. You can buy one of the unaired episodes as a digital download from Amazon.

Living Biblically

CBS
February 26th, 2018 – April 16th, 2018
13 episodes (5 unaired)

CBS planned to debut new episodes of Living Biblically starting Monday, May 28th. The network then pushed the return date back a week only to later change its mind entirely. Will the unaired episodes air later this summer?


Were you a fan of any of these shows? Do you hope to have the opportunity to watch the unaired episodes? Hit the comments with your thoughts.

6 Replies to “Unaired Episodes from the 2017-2018 TV Season [Updated]”

  1. “Me, Myself & I” was not bad. I watched it via the CBS website. The first episode did not grab me, but it grew on me after that. It is certainly not a favorite, but it has a low-key charm, and it is a clever premise. I wonder if they will ever add the remaining episodes. It must feel odd for the actors and production team of a show that is most-likely canceled to continue to produce episodes that may never see the light of day. I guess they figure at least they are getting a paycheck, but it probably feels rather futile.

    1. There’s a common misbelief that episodes are filmed the same week they air. This is true with talk shows, which are often the same day, but not with dramas and sitcoms. Usually the episodes are filmed some time prior.

      In the case of unaired episodes, typically the episodes have already been filmed prior to cancellation and are just waiting to air. A show might wrap up a few episodes after cancellation but they’ll rarely start filming new ones unless the contract requires it. It would just be a waste of money. Once a show is cancelled production starts to wrap up.

      The standard delay seems to be about three weeks since when a show is cancelled there’s often a few weeks of episodes left to air. If there are seven unaired episodes it’s likely the show had at least a month and a half of episodes already finished.

      Actors are use to shows getting cancelled. They’re more often bothered by pilots that never see the light of day. At least now there’s always DVD releases.

  2. i am a fan of comedies “me, myself and I” and “superior donuts”(they had a series finale, so that was cool with me). i primarily watch cbs and i usually don’t watch the new shows, until they have been on for awhile, because once i get into the cbs shows, they get pulled. i like seeing jaleel white(urkel on “family matters”) on MM&I.

    the only exception was the prequel to “the big bang theory”, “young sheldon”..i knew right away that it was going to be a hit right out of the box.

    as far as the new shows this coming season, I’ll wait to watch first before i get too attached to any new shows.

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