This week has been a doozy for TV fans. With the upfront fast approaching, networks have begun the process of renewing and cancelling their shows, largely based on viewership and commercial opportunities. One of the many shows that has gotten the axe is CBS' long running sitcom Two Broke Girls. And while the show's critics are applauding this decision, it turns out that we're going to miss out on some fantastic guest stars from the now non-existent Season 7. And chief among them is living legend Cher, who was in talks to play Max's mom before the show was cancelled.
This news comes to us from TV Line, which reports that Cher was the producers' pick for the long missing mother of Max (Kat Dennings). While the character was originally supposed to premiere late in Season 6, they had a hard time finding the right actress to play off of Max's fiery personality. But while production zeroed in on Cher (and pushed the characters's debut to Season 7), it turns out that the sitcom took its final bow at the end of this year.
Landing Cher has a guest star would have presumably been a major get for 2 Broke Girls, which has had some struggles in both ratings and critical reception. But as far as celebrities go, you can't go much bigger than Cher. The singer/actress is one of the legendary divas of our time, and she's essentially a living legend at this point.
For those unfamiliar with Cher's career (how could you?!), she's actually done an impressive amount of acting in her long career in the business. The 70 year old singer/actress first graced screens through her work in The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny and Cher Show. But after breaking out into a solo career, she began more traditional acting jobs. The 1980's saw Cher lead classic films like Moonstruck (for which she won an Oscar), Silkwood (earning her another nom), Mermaids, and The Witches of Eastwick. She also garnered positive critical reception for her role in the TV movie If These Walls Could Talk, and recently appeared opposite Christina Aguilera in the movie musical Burlesque.
Hearing about Cher's possible role in 2 Broke Girls makes the news of its cancellation even more rough. Despite negative critical reception, the sitcom was one of the network's long running shows. And with news of failed plans like introducing Max's mother, one has to wonder if Season 6's finale will suffice as a series end. April's finale included quite a few cliffhangers, including Max's engagement, the girls losing all their money, and their respective boyfriends getting into a physical altercation.
Alas, it looks like we won't get Cher's introduction or any resolve to the cliffhangers, as 2 Broke Girls has ended for good. Thanks, CBS.