CBS Will Try Again With Show It Already Pulled Off the Air Once THR
CBS is hoping the second time will be the charm for a series it gave up on once already when the Nielsen numbers dipped too low for comfort.
After pulling the sitcom "How to Be A Gentleman" off the schedule back in October, the network is ready to try again, bringing it back on Saturday, May 26, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
CBS will air back-to-back episodes that night from 8-9 p.m. ET. Over a period of weeks during the summer, CBS will broadcast the remaining unaired episodes.
"Gentleman" stars David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon as two friends with significant differences. Also on the show is "24" veteran Mary Lynn Rajskub.
The comedy series debuted in late September and did OK when it had “Big Bang Theory” as a lead-in, but once it moved to its weekend slot it was down 33% in the key 18-49 demo from the numbers “$#*! My Dad Says” -- long since canceled -- did in the same slot last season, the report notes.
“Gentleman” was yanked after pulling a feeble 0.7 average in 18-49 on Oct. 15, when it followed a repeat of “Two and a Half Men,” the story adds.