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OCT
8
3 YEARS

CBS Shuts Down Production on 'How to Be a Gentleman'

On Friday, the network moved the struggling comedy to Saturdays, replacing it with veteran sitcom “Rules of Engagement.”

How to Be a Gentleman
Sonja Flemming/CBS
"How to Be a Gentleman"

One day after CBS moved struggling freshman comedy How to Be a Gentleman to Saturdays, production on the half-hour series has ceased.

This means the David Hornsby-Kevin Dillon series will air the remaining seven episodes in its new home beginning Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8:30 p.m. following encores of Two and a Half Men.

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When Gentleman premiered in the enviable post-The Big Bang Theory slot on Sept. 29, it was down a substantial 33 percent in the all-important adults 18-49 demo compared to $#*! My Dad Says the previous year. ($#*! was canceled after one season.) In Week 2, Gentleman sank another 7 percent.

Starting Thursday, Oct. 20, Rules of Engagement will launch its sixth season in Gentleman’s old 8:30 p.m. home.

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Gentleman chronicles the friendship between a columnist (Hornsby) and his trainer (Dillon) and co-stars Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Thus far this season, CBS has given a full order to 2 Broke Girls, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.