The Millers

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The Millers
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Greg Garcia
Directed by James Burrows
Phill Lewis
Marc Buckland
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 34[1][2][3] (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Greg Garcia
Camera setup Multiple-camera
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Amigos de Garcia Productions
CBS Television Studios
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original channel CBS
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17) CBS
November 27, 2014 (2014-11-27) CTV
February 11, 2015 (2015-02-11) M-Net
External links
Official website

The Millers is an American sitcom that was created by Greg Garcia. The multi-camera series premiered on CBS on Thursday, October 3, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 American television season.[4][5] The series stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, Margo Martindale as Carol Miller.

CBS announced the cancellation of The Millers on November 14, 2014, four episodes into the show's second season.[6][7] CBS last broadcast the series on November 17, 2014. The episode titled "CON-Troversy" was broadcast instead of the originally scheduled episode "Diggin' Up Bones". The episode ends with a parting phrase, "I'll be back Monday. Which Monday? I don't know." The series also filmed their final episode on the same day, November 17, 2014.[8][9][10] Eleven episodes were produced during season 2 before production shut down.[1][11] The producers decided to finish the episode "Hero", which was underway at the time for the financial sake of the below the line crew members that had already worked on the episode for several days.[12] In an interview in The Hollywood Reporter on April 15, 2015 Margo Martindale stated that the shows sudden cancellation was unexpected.[13]

CTV in Canada broadcast one additional episode, "Papa Was a Rolling Bone", on November 27, 2014 before removing the series from their schedule.[14] On January 14, 2015 M-Net in South Africa premiered another episode, "Highway to the Manger Zone". M-Net continued to premiere all the remaining episodes each week until the series finale, which aired February 11, 2015.[15]


The Millers is set in Leesburg, Virginia where Nathan Miller is a local television news reporter. His sister Debbie runs a combination yoga studio/vegan restaurant with her husband Adam, with whom she has a daughter named Mikayla. Nathan does not have any children and often hangs out with Ray, his friend who also serves as a cameraman for the television station at which Nathan works. As the series begins, Nathan and Debbie's bickering parents, Tom and Carol Miller, are returning from Myrtle Beach. Nathan informs them he divorced his wife, Janice, several months ago. Tom responds by deciding to leave Carol, ending their 43-year marriage. Tom moves in with Debbie and Adam while Carol moves in with Nathan, each driving their children crazy.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 23 October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) May 15, 2014 (2014-05-15)
2 11[17][18] October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) February 11, 2015 (2015-02-11)

Development and production[edit]

On January 18, 2013, CBS placed a pilot order, under the title Unauthorized Greg Garcia Pilot.[19] The pilot was written by Greg Garcia and directed by James Burrows.[20]

Casting announcements began in February 2013, with Will Arnett first cast in the lead role of Nathan Miller, a recently divorced man whose life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him. Arnett originally booked the role in second position to Up All Night, whose future was uncertain at the time.[21] Margo Martindale was the next actor cast, in the series regular role of Carol Miller, Nathan's vibrant but meddlesome mother.[22] J. B. Smoove then joined the series as Ray, Nathan's good friend and cameraman.[23] Shortly after, Mary Elizabeth Ellis signed onto the role of Debbie, Nathan's happily married sister.[24] In early March, Beau Bridges joined the series as Tom Miller, Nathan's father, who moves in with Debbie.[25] Michael Rapaport was the last actor to sign onto the series, in the role of Adam, Debbie's husband.[26]

On May 10, 2013, CBS placed a series order, under the new title The Millers.[27][28] Shortly after the series order, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Michael Rapaport exited the roles of Debbie and Adam.[29] A couple months later, Jayma Mays and Nelson Franklin were cast in the two vacated roles.[30][31]

On March 13, 2014, CBS announced the second season renewal of The Millers.[32] For the second season, Sean Hayes signed on for the series regular role of Kip Finkle, Carol's new best friend.[33]

On November 15, 2014, CBS canceled The Millers after underwhelming in its new Monday berth, most recently pulling in a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49. Production was to be halted after taping of the second season's 11th episode on November 17, 2014, but it is unclear if CBS will air all episodes that have been produced.[34]


Leanne Aguilera and Jenna Mullins of E! Online said the "wonderful cast" gives them a sliver of hope.[35] Diane Werts of Newsday gave the show an A-.[36] David Hinckley of The New York Daily News gave the show 1 star out of 5.[37] It currently holds a 49% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 50% approval rating on Metacritic, both signifying mixed reviews.


Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere
(in millions)
Date Finale
(in millions)
Thursday 8:30 pm
October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)
May 15, 2014 (2014-05-15)
9.78[39] 2013–14 #24 11.37[40]
Monday 8:30 pm
October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20)
November 17, 2014[2]
6.31[42] 2014 TBA TBA

International broadcasts[edit]

  • In September, Comedy Central UK announced that they would be airing the series starting on October 14.[43]
  • In Canada, CTV aired season 2. Season 1 aired on Global[44]
  • In Russia, Amedia Premium started airing the show one day after its U.S. premiere.
  • In New Zealand, Prime began airing on Sundays 9:30PM from December 1, 2013.
  • In South Africa, DStv aired The Millers on the M-Net channel.
  • In Germany, ProSieben started airing The Millers on Tuesday, 4 February 2014.
  • In Hungary, Comedy Central Hungary started airing The Millers.
  • In Australia, Network Ten started airing The Millers.
  • In Poland, Universal Channel started airing The Millers.
  • In Asia, RTL CBS Entertainment.
  • In Philippines, 2nd Avenue starting airing October 25, 2014, Saturday 7:30 pm.
  • In Latin America the show airs on Canal TBS[45][46]

DVD Release[edit]

Season 1 was released on DVD in Region 1 on August 19, 2014.

Season 1
Set Details Special Features
  • 23 Episodes
  • 3 Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Languages:
    • English Audio
    • English, Portuguese, Spanish Subtitles
  • Launch Promos
  • Season In Review: Year One
  • J.B. Smoove Walks The Streets
  • The Actor's Actor: William Arnett
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary


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