CBS Cancels Kevin Dillon Sitcom ‘How to Be a Gentleman,’ ‘Rules’ Returns to Thursdays

How to Be a GentlemanCBS canceled its new series How to Be a Gentleman. The sitcom starred Entourage‘s Kevin Dillon and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s David Hornsby. Its brief lifespan featured the latter as an uptight nerd who hires his childhood bully to teach him how to be more of a man.

The initial plan, in lieu of cancelation, was to move Gentleman to a none-too-coveted Saturday night timeslot. Taking the show’s place at prized post-Big Bang Theory slot (Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) will be the network’s relationship sitcom Rules of Engagement (starring Patrick Waterburton and David Spade), which is in its sixth season.

How to Be a Gentleman premiered to a decent sized audience, thanks presumably to its lead-in and to Dillon’s Entourage pull. It has since lost viewers, however, leading to its schedule switch and almost immediate cancelation thereafter.

This Thursday, a Big Bang Theory rerun will take Gentleman‘s spot, but starting Oct. 20, Engagement will assume the 8:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.

Source: EW

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.