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No Surprise: CBS Cancels ‘How to be a Gentleman’

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1 week, 4 shows, 4 cancellations.

CBS has canceled freshman comedy How to be a Gentleman after its second airing last night, where it delivered around 7 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. While those numbers may be good on NBC or ABC, the numbers are frowned upon over at CBS. Although I bid on ABC’s Charlie’s Angels to be getting the boot next, I was absolutely certain that Gentleman would be getting the boot soon. Gentleman will be moved to Saturdays, and will have its Thursday 8:30PM slot taken by veteran comedy Rules of Engagement, which will premiere it’s sixth season in its time slot beginning October 20th.

This cancellation is the first for CBS this fall season, and is the fourth overall, after NBC’s The Playboy Club, Free Agents, and The CW’s H8R. This has been a pretty grim week for TV cancellations. What’s going to happen next week? I’m sticking to Charlie’s Angels, but NBC’s Prime Suspect, or even Harry’s Law (currently in it’s second season) could get replaced.

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Surprise: The CW’s ‘H8R’ Canceled

The show was the lowest-rated show of the week throughout it’s run.

It’s 4 episodes and out for reality series H8R.

The decision comes as no surprise since the reality series hosted by Mario Lopez was the lowest-rated premiere of any new show this season with just 1.3 million viewers tuning in to the series premiere. The show had a tiny glimmer of hope when Kim Kardashian bumped up the ratings last week, but last night’s numbers proved that the show was dead on arrival, and it still had no pulse. H8R only rated a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.1 million viewers in it’s final outing.

The CW has filled in the Wednesday 8PM slot (which belonged to H8R) with the Sarah Michelle Gellar action drama, Ringer.

If you count reality series, the cancellation count so far has risen to 3, and they all took place this week. Ouch.

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The CW Schedule Welcomes New Show From Vampire Diaries Creator, CBS Reject ‘Ringer, and More!

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As the Fall schedule posts come to a close, we land on the little network that hasn’t broken out (and might not), The CW. They unveiled 4 new shows, 1 reality, and the rest are scripted. In a smart and strategic move, The CW has moved freshman drama ‘Nikita’ to Fridays for season 2, filling in the void that has been left by ‘Smallville,’ which ended its run last Friday. Replacing ‘Nikita’ on the Thursday 9 PM slot is the new Kevin Williamson series ‘The Secret Circle,’ which (as I mentioned before) has been strategically placed after another Kevin Williamson series, the highly-successful series that is ‘The Vampire Diaries’. Also, the network has picked up its first medical drama, ‘Heart of Dixie,’ by ‘Chuck’ creator Josh Schwartz and ‘Gossip Girl’ executive producer Stephanie Savage. ‘Secret Circle’ was set to be the most buzzed about new series for The CW, but declined CBS pilot ‘Ringer’ took all the buzz at this morning’s presentation. Many critics live blogging it called ‘Ringer’ their favorite new drama based on the trailer shown at the upfront, and is definitely on my list to watch for next Fall. The sole new reality series is called ‘H8R’ and is a show that tries to get celebrities to convince people that hate them. Sounds dumb, but it also sounds original; we’ll see how that goes…

As always, here’s a graph of how The CW will look this fall, with the graph provided by Entertainment Weekly.

(As always, thanks EW.com!)

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