After moving "How to Be a Gentleman" from Thursday to the TV wastleland of Saturday night, CBS has also halted production on new episodes of the show.
While it hasn't been canceled, the show's prospects don't look good. "Gentleman" premiered on Sept. 29, earning lower ratings than the now canceled ""$#*! My Dad Says" did last fall. For its sophomore episode Thursday, "Gentleman" slid seven percent, to a 2.5 rating/7 share in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
The remaining seven episodes of the series will air Saturday nights between repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "CSI: Miami."
"Rules of Engagement" will move from Saturdays to "Gentleman"'s highly desirable time slot of Thursdays at 8:30, which follows the very successful "Big Bang Theory." "Rules" will claim the timeslot on Oct. 20; a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" will run in the timeslot on Oct. 13.
The comedy was created by "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" vet David Hornsby, who stars with Kevin Dillon.