Is How We Roll Season 2 canceled by CBS? Continue reading to learn more.
The American comedy series, How We Roll, premiered on CBS on March 31, 2022. The series is inspired by Tom Smallwood, a professional bowler. The basic premise of the series follows that after being laid off from his auto plant job, a 35-year-old Midwest husband and father makes the daring decision to provide for his family by pursuing his dream of becoming a professional bowler.
In addition, when a comedy show has the potential to provide more and better with each season, as stated by the audience, it is fiercely speculated whether it will be renewed or canceled after only one season. Unfortunately, if you enjoyed Season 1, we have some bad news for you. If you were looking forward to the next chapter of How We Roll. Unfortunately, the chance to binge-watch How We Roll Season 2 was brief, as the show was canceled by the CBS Network. Here is everything we know about the show’s abrupt cancellation.
Will there be a second season of How We Roll?
How We Roll Season 2 was canceled by the CBS network on May 12, 2022, after just one season had aired. As a result, the series has no chance of being renewed by the network, even if it had the potential to build a fanbase eager to see more seasons of these shows in order to see the characters develop and make the episodes better with each passing week, which intrigued viewers to at least tune into watching the episodes to see how the show creator will deal with these characters. It’s a pity that viewers who hoped the series would improve will no longer be able to see another chapter.
Why did CBS cancel How We Roll Season 2?
In the early months of 2022, many networks decided to stop renewing a large number of sitcoms. The CBS network is no exception to this pattern, as many original CBS TV shows were canceled for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, How We Roll has also been dropped, despite the fact that the show had the potential to enhance its screenplay and character arcs.
According to Deadline, it got off to a fantastic start in the pins, with its first throw scoring 0.3 and 4.1 million viewers, giving it the second most-watched comedy series premiere in fast affiliates for the 2021-22 season. However, it has since been a mediocre performer, with lead-in retention comparable to B Positive and United States of America, both of which were also canceled.
Look at some fan’s reactions to the cancelation
To paraphrase the title of one of the just recently canceled CBS shows-CBS and the CW are basically saying, "This is How We Roll………………..Heads." 🙁
— Adam Herr #HappyMemorialDay (@The_PeppyGleek) May 12, 2022
Watching #HowWeRollCBS on @CBS @KatieQLowes I'm so sad 😞 😔 😟 🙁 😥 that the show was canceled @ABCNetwork @hbomax @netflix @hulu @peacockTV @paramountplus @disneyplus @tntdrama @PrimeVideo @TBSNetwork pick up how we roll for another season please 🙏
— Reba Green 👋😃😀🐼🐰🦒🦄 (@RebaGreen80_) May 13, 2022
Do networks give shows enough time? How we roll already canceled.
— EJ Passeos (@ejpasseos) May 13, 2022
What could have been the plot of How We Roll Season 2?
As of May 31, 2022, How We Roll Season 1 has aired all the 11 episodes of the series which concluded recently on May 19, 2022. The final episode of the series, The Big One, was directed by Phill Lewis and written by Tommy Johnagin. It is estimated that the episode was viewed by 3.06 million US viewers.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “When Tom’s mentor and coach, Archie, suffers a heart attack just days before the competition, Tom struggles with the decision to leave him in the hospital and compete in the biggest tournament of his career.” If the second season of the series was renewed the viewers would have gotten a chance to see that the story would have been picked up from this very moment and expanded upon to explore the character dynamics and subplots which could have been valuable for the viewers to tune into watching the series for a long run.
In the final episode, Archie collapses and is taken to the hospital while preparing Tom for the World Series of Bowling. He experienced a cardiac episode and will need surgery to have a stent implanted. Tom does not want to abandon Archie, so he advises that he forgo his first major competition. Archie is able to persuade Tom that he can’t pass up the opportunity to attain the goal they’ve worked so hard for. Helen and Archie declare their love for each other after Tom and Jen have left. Jen tells Tom she’s pregnant with their second kid while driving to the tournament.
We can’t predict what key details or surprises would have been revealed in subsequent seasons, or how the show would have ended because the episode ended on a potential cliffhanger which should have been explored much better if the series was not canceled. So, fans will not be able to predict how these characters would have evolved. So, if you want to remember all of the episodes and plots from the previous season. If fans love these actors and want to watch them again, here is a complete episode guide for them to explore.
- S1E1: Pilot – March 31, 2022
- S1E2: The Sponsor – April 7, 2022
- S1E3: The Hustle – April 14, 2022
- S1E4: The First Tournament – April 21, 2022
- S1S5: The Laundry Basket – April 28, 2022
- S1E6: The Date – April 28, 2022
- S1E7: The Power of Positive Thinking – May 5, 2022
- S1E8: The Big Secret – May 12, 2022
- S1E9: The Houseguest – May 12, 2022
- S1E10: The PTQ – May 19, 2022
- S1E11: The Big One – May 19, 2022
Where to stream How We Roll?
How We Roll is available on fuboTV or Paramount+. The series is also available to rent or purchase on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, with various subscription tiers based on the viewer’s region and preferences. You can also watch the series for free on the CBS official website based on the location of the viewers. As the series was instantly available on the website after the TV broadcast of the series in the CBS channel on Thursday at 9:30/8:30c time slot.
How We Roll Cast
The main cast members of the series include:
- Pete Holmes as Tom Smallwood
- Chi McBride as Archie Betts, proprietor of Archie’s Lanes and Tom’s long-time friend/mentor
- Katie Lowes as Jen Smallwood, Tom’s wife who works as a hairstylist
- Julie White as Helen Smallwood, Tom’s mother, and Jen’s mother-in-law
- Mason Wells as Sam Smallwood, Tom and Jen’s son
The recurring cast members of the series include:
- Tahj Mowry as Lew, an employee at Archie’s Lanes
- Rondi Reed as Ruth, a hair salon owner, and Jen’s boss
- Judy Kain as Mimi
- Amanda Perez as Tia, Jen’s co-worker
- Matt McCarthy as Carl, a regular customer at Archie’s Lanes
How We Roll Overall Reception
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a 67% approval rating based on 6 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. On Metacritic, the series has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. On IMDb, the series has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 with 501 votes.
How We Roll Official Trailer
In the trailer, the viewers got to see that Tom is a skilled bowler who understands that in bowling, you get two chances: no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another to get it right – the ultimate second chance. Keeping this in mind, he begins his new career with his wife’s enthusiastic approval.
How We Roll Official Synopsis
The official synopsis according to the CBS website states, “HOW WE ROLL, based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood’s life, stars Pete Holmes as Tom, a stoic Midwest husband, and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. As a skilled player, Tom knows that in bowling you get two chances; no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another one to make it right—the ultimate second chance. Keeping that in mind, Tom begins his new career with the loving okay from his wife, Jen the unfaltering support of Archie, his mentor and the proud owner of Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry, and the cautious backing of his protective mom, Helen, and the encouragement of his son, Sam. It remains to be seen if Tom will strike it big on the Pro Bowler circuit, but right now, the pins are set, he’s taking his second shot and it’s 300 or bust!”
Catch up on all the episodes of Season 1, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of How We Roll Season 2.