CBS Moves Soft Gentleman, Returns Rules of Engagement to Thursdays

CBS’ How to Be a Gentleman is on the move, relocating to Saturdays at 8/7c, beginning Oct. 15, the network announced late Friday.

Taking over the Thursdays-at-8:30 time slot is Rules of Engagement, which will premiere its new season there starting Oct. 20. (A repeat of The Big Bang Theory fills the vacancy next week.)

CBS’ 2 Broke Girls Cash In With Full-Season Order

Gentleman, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, launched to 9 million viewers — a number that was not too shabby, yet still down 30 percent from what $#*! My Dad Says did last season in the post-Big Bang slot. Gentleman then dipped to 7.8 million viewers in its second outing. UPDATE: Not long after the sitcom’s move was announced, production was shut down, reports.

Thus far, 2 Broke Girls is the only CBS newbie to get a full-season order. The Eye’s other freshman offerings are the dramas Unforgettable, Person of Interest and A Gifted Man.

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  1. Bruce_F says:

    Poor Rickety Cricket. Oh, well. He can spend more time with his new baby now.

    • Seriously. says:

      Poor Cricket. No love for the new show. I’m shocked that they moved Rules back to Thursday. They move that show so much I can’t believe that it still has viewers.

      • Brock says:

        Sweet. This is a much better fit and it’s been getting better. It’s had shocking treatment and Saturday was the worst idea!

  2. Templar says:

    Good. Rules is a better fit after TBBT.

  3. JC says:

    Vulture is reporting that the season order for How to be a Gentleman has been reduced to just 9 episodes.

  4. João Amaral says:

    so basically it’s canceled.

  5. Bobert says:

    Good. How To Be A Gentleman was terrible. I couldn’t make it past one episode. It’s like they plucked Barney from HIMYM and made him a terrible character. Just so bad.

  6. jr says:

    if that’s true and it’s been reduced to 9 eps (essentially cancelled) won’t miss it. it’s not a good show. Rules of Engagement is so much better!

  7. WKD2 says:

    I knew gentleman would crash, that’s why we recorded Whitney and watched it at that time. But know we will watch Rules after Big Bang and watch Whitney on another night.

  8. Alex says:

    Your comment is irrelevant because you watch Whitney.

  9. Jasmine says:

    Who cares? PSYCH comes back on Oct 12!

  10. Dave says:

    Good point on taste level of one who watches Whitney. Am I missing something? That show and it’s nonstop laugh track are unwatchable!

  11. Sephie says:

    Well at least it is most likely that Hornsby will have more time to spend with his new baby boy, which is probably good so he can take over for Deschanel when she goes back to work in Jan. 2012.

  12. John says:

    And we will see where 2 Broke Girls and 2.5 man end because 2.5 man has dropped 40% in just 3 weeks.

  13. Guy says:

    Does CBS really think Rules will do any better?

  14. DC says:

    Time to update. Word is out that it’s been cancelled.

  15. JDHetherington says:

    It still astounds me, that Rules of Engagement is still even on the freaking air……I’ve tried to watch it several times….and I just can’t lose the feeling that it’s just a poor version of How I Met Your Mother, with SLIGHTLY different character traits for some.

  16. ellen baldwin says:

    i was looking forward to seeing rules of engagement on saturday, oct. 8 and thought, finally something funny and entertaining on saturday instead of tired old repeats, but cbs is jerking us around again!

  17. Nadine says:

    I liked Gentlemen, but they needed a different lead for the show to work. He was not believable as a heterosexual at all. Also, why is Rules still on the air? It’s a bad, bad show.

  18. jake says:

    i almost think they should go with 2 broke girls and put rules on mondays. Rules is a funny show but it didn’t do that well after big bang either.

  19. SK says:

    Good news for Rules, though they’ve moved that show around so much it’s crazy. I didn’t like How to be a Gentleman much, but it only aired two episodes before getting moved/cancelled? That’s pretty quick. I didn’t like 2 Broke Girls either, and while it is probably a slightly more solid show, I assume the only reason it has the numbers it does is due to all its exposure alongside 2.5 Men.

  20. brentbent says:

    As a huge fan of Sunny in Philly and Rickety Cricket I really wanted to love this show but it’s a horrible wreck. It was a decent concept but the execution of it was a mess filled with stereotypes that would’ve been barely funny in the 80’s to mid 90’s.