Beth Behrs Opens Up About The Unexpected 2 Broke Girls Ending - Exclusive

For Beth Behrs, "2 Broke Girls" will always hold a special place in her heart. Not only did the show provide her with her breakout role of Caroline Channing, but the cast and crew were so tight-knit that she became part of a big, happy TV family — one she still keeps in touch with to this day. On the beloved sitcom, she played a sweet, spunky — and sometimes clumsy — socialite who becomes a waitress after losing her father's money.

We sat down with the actor over Zoom to chat about her new partnership with Woodbridge Wines and Major League Baseball, and, of course, we couldn't help but ask about her feelings on the series getting canceled without warning after six seasons. "I mean, it was really sad ... [especially] when you've been on a show that many years, and for Kat [Dennings] and I, it was pretty much our whole 20s, and changed both of our lives in such a beautiful way," she said.

When asked if she'd do a reboot, Behrs didn't miss a beat, immediately responding, "Yes, of course!" In the meantime, as a bit of consolation prize, "The Neighborhood," the series in which she now stars, is also on CBS, so half of its camera crew came from the set of "2 Broke Girls." "I've worked with some of the same camera people since I was 24 years old, and they've seen me grow up and they're sort of all uncles at this point," she said.

The show's cast and crew didn't get to say goodbye

When "2 Broke Girls" ended — pretty much out of nowhere — in 2017, the news didn't just stun fans, but the cast as well. "We were shocked, obviously. Everyone was, because you saw the season finale was not a series finale," Beth Behrs explained. 

And as Behrs looks back on the end of the fan-favorite series, she is saddened by the fact that she was unable to properly say goodbye to her on-set family. "There was something about not getting to thank the crew and say goodbye to those people who were with you during one of the most important times of your life," she said.

That's why she was "crying the whole time" when she watched the recent "Friends" reunion. "I was just thinking about how much I love the cast and crew of '2 Broke Girls,'" she gushed.

Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings are still close IRL

On the pilot episode of the series, which aired in 2011, Beth Behrs' character, Caroline, befriended fellow waitress Max Black, played by Kat Dennings. It was apparent from their first scene together that the two had undeniable chemistry (via YouTube). In fact, another part of the show's abrupt ending that upset Behrs is that they never had proper send-offs for their characters. "I wished we had had that way of ... saying goodbye to the characters, being able to see what happened to Max and Caroline," she lamented.

Since being cast together, the pair became just as close off camera as they were on. So now that the show's been off the air for years, we had to ask how often the lovable TV duo talk. "Pretty often!" Behrs replied. "Through the pandemic, we haven't really been able to hang out, but through text, yeah. I was just talking to her the other day about our gardens, because she's the gardening expert."

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What has Beth Behrs been up to since 2 Broke Girls ended?

While "2 Broke Girls" ended in a manner that was completely shocking to Beth Behrs, it's clear from her booming career that the truncated series didn't throw her off course. Behrs made her move — along with a good chunk of the "2 Broke Girls" crew — to "The Neighborhood," starring television icons such as Max Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer. And while the show is known for its comedic chops and "fish out of water" storyline, Behrs took the series to a whole new level in October 2021.

"My character Gemma already has a child, Grover, on the show, but her and Dave are pregnant with their second baby," Behrs told The List in July 2021, just a handful of months before her character's arc was significantly altered. In a shocking twist, Behrs' character suffered a miscarriage, and her emotional journey of pain, strife, and grief were captured on camera. Of the plot line, Behrs told TV Insider, "I have had so many friends go through losing a child, and how all-consuming the grief can be. I was so honored to be a part of telling this story and I hope it makes anyone who's been through it feel supported and a little bit less alone."

While the storyline was heart-wrenching, Behrs' approach to the both personally and socially impactful twist was not surprising. In her sit-down with The List, she explained what an honor it was to collaborate with "such an incredible group of people," all working together to put out messages on-screen that she could be proud of. "I hope we continue to do stories that have social impact, but also bring people together through laughter," Behrs told us. "I think it's really important. I'm proud of our show that we're able to address these very important issues, but then also do it in a way that doesn't feel preachy. That feels like it's about all of us coming together."