After the series began airing, One Million Moms, a website of the American Family Association, claimed that the show "disrespects Christianity". The Christian group also suggested a list of sponsors to pull advertisements from the program.
The show was slated to debut on November 5, 2015, and received heavy advanced promotion. Due to network politics, it was bumped off the schedule in October and replaced with the fifth season of 2 Broke Girls (2011), which had just entered syndication.
Maggie Lawson and Jane Lynch worked together before on the show Psych in Ep. 3.6 "There Might Be Blood".