'Pirate' walking plank at CBS


CBS has pulled the plug on "Pirate Master."

Mark Burnett's low-rated unscripted series will be yanked this week from its 8 p.m. Thursday slot in favor of newsmagazine "48 Hours" during the next two weeks. Drama repeats are expected to fill the slot in August.

The five remaining episodes from the ratings-starved series will be streamed on CBS.com and the CBS Audience Network on Tuesdays.

"Pirate" has struggled since its May 31 premiere, falling short of time-slot leader "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" on Fox.

"Pirate" is the second flop for Burnett this summer, with his Fox series "On the Lot" also suffering in the ratings.