CBS: 'Rules of Engagement' Moving To Thursdays; 'How to Be a Gentleman' Banished to Saturdays, Effectively Canceled

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October 7th, 2011

 

CBS has announced it is moving the original episodes of Rules of Engagement to the Thursday, 8:30pm following The Big Bang Theory beginning October 20. After only two Thursday episodes, How To Be A Gentleman will be exiled to Saturday nights beginning next week (October 15).  Next week a repeat of The Big Bang Theory will air on 8:30p on Thursday.  The move of 'Rules' to Thursday is not a big surprise (especially after CBS changed its Saturday premiere date from September 24 to October 8, and then pushed it out again to October 15), and neither really is 'Gentleman's' banishment. It's good news for 'Rules' fans as it is both not on Saturday and getting the big lead-in.

How To Be A Gentleman is effectively canceled and will surely get no more than its initial 13 episode order, assuming that's not cut (update: Vulture reports insiders are saying the order will be cut back to 9 episodes).

Here's the release from CBS:

 

"Rules of Engagement" MOVES TO THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:00 PM, BEGINNING OCT. 20 WITH ITS SIXTH SEASON PREMIERE

 

"How To Be A Gentleman" Relocates to Saturdays, 8:30-9:00 PM, Effective Oct. 15

 

            Rules of Engagement will move to Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Oct. 20 with its sixth season premiere and How To Be A Gentleman will relocate to Saturdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) effective Oct. 15.

 

            A rebroadcast of The Big Bang Theory will air in the 8:30-9:00 PM time period next Thursday (Oct. 13).

 

            Rules of Engagement's previously announced sixth season premiere, on Saturday,  Oct. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), will be replaced with a rebroadcast of Two and a Half Men followed by HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN in its new time period. 

 

Revised Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 13

8:00-8:30 PM              The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              THE Big Bang Theory (R)

9:00-10:00 PM            Person Of Interest

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist

 

Revised Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 15

8:00-8:30 PM              Two and a Half Men (R)

8:30-9:00 PM              HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: MIAMI (R)

10:00-11:00 PM          48 Hours Mystery

 

Revised Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 20

8:00-8:30 PM              THE Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (6TH Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            Person Of Interest

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist

 

 

Revised Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 22

8:00-8:30 PM              Two and a Half Men (R)

8:30-9:00 PM              HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: MIAMI (R)

10:00-11:00 PM          48 Hours Mystery

 

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT stars Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, David Spade and Adhir Kalyan.  Tom Hertz, Jack Giarraputo and Doug Robinson are executive producers for Happy Madison Productions and CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.

           

 
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