CBS Moves ‘Training Day’ to Saturdays, ‘Amazing Race’ Premiere Shifted Up

Freshman drama stars recently-deceased actor Bill Paxton

CBS is moving “Training Day” to Saturday nights.

The police drama, which stars the late Bill Paxton, will move to the weekend beginning April 8, with all seven of the season’s remaining episodes broadcast on consecutive weeks. In its place, the 29th season of “Amazing Race” will premiere on Thursday, March 30.

The network’s Thursday night line-up will be preempted by coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the next two weeks.

“Training Day,” an adaptation to the follow-up 2001 film of the same name, follows an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Paxton).

The series has struggled in the ratings since it’s premiere last month. The first episode, which aired Feb. 2 earned a 0.9 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 4.7 million viewers for its opening episode.

The move follow’s CBS’ decision to pull the Katherine Heigl-led “Doubt” from the schedule after just two episodes.