Al‘s sophomore run has been averaging 5.9 million whole weekly viewers and a 0.6 demo ranking (with Stay+7 playback), regular in viewers and down only a tick within the demo from its Season 1 tallies. Out of the seven sitcoms CBS has aired this TV season, it ranks fifth in viewers and ties for No. 5 within the demo.
United States of Al, which bowed in April 2021 as a midseason substitute, centered on the friendship between Riley (Enlisted‘s Parker Younger), a Marine fight veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir aka “Al” (Guidelines of Engagement‘s Adhir Kalyan), the interpreter who served along with his unit in Afghanistan and had simply arrived to begin a brand new life in America. Kelli Goss (The Ranch), Elizabeth Alderfer (Disjointed), Farrah Mackenzie (Utopia) and Dean Norris (Breaking Dangerous) co-starred.
The sitcom shifted gears for its Season 2 premiere, opening its sophomore run with a powerful reaction to the crisis in Afghanistan, the place within the wake of U.S. troop withdrawals final summer time the Taliban army group took over. The installment — which noticed the Dugan household rally round Al as he desperately tried to get his sister out of his homeland — earned Kalyan the title of TVLine’s Performer of the Week.
Whereas United States of Al received’t be again for the 2022-23 season, CBS beforehand handed renewals to fellow sitcoms Bob Hearts Abishola (for Season 4), Ghosts (for Season 2) and The Neighborhood (for Season 5, new showrunner TBA). Younger Sheldon, at present in Season 5, was already renewed via Season 7.
The cancellation caps United States of Al‘s run at 35 episodes.
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