‘How to Be a Gentleman’ Pushed to Saturday Night

After a lukewarm premiere and an episode-two slide, the Kevin Dillon sitcom finds itself sandwiched between repeats

Last Updated: October 9, 2011 @ 2:08 PM

The new David Hornsby-Kevin Dillon sitcom "How to Be a Gentleman" just got rude treatment from the network.

CBS announced Friday that the series — which stars Dillon and David Hornsby as a pair of odd-couple pals — is being bumped to Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., a relative no-man's land, effective Oct. 15.

"Rules of Engagement" will be taking "Gentleman's" time slot of Thursdays at 8:30 when it returns with its season six premiere on Oct. 20. In the meantime, a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" will run in the timeslot on Oct. 13.

The former "Gentleman" timeslot is particularly desirable, coming as it does after the very popular "The Big Bang Theory."

"Gentleman" premiered on Sept. 29, earning lower ratings than the now canceled ""$#*! My Dad Says" did last fall. For its sophomore episode Thursday, the series slid seven percent, to a 2.5 rating/7 share in the advertiser-friendly adults 18-49 demographic.

In its new timeslot, "Gentleman" will be sandwiched between repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "CSI: Miami."

The comedy was created by "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" vet Hornsby, who stars with Dillion.