Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CBS Pulls How To Be A Gentleman From Saturday Burn-Off; MeTV to the Bay Area on KOFY-TV

We first broke the story on Twitter that CBS has pulled the Saturday burn-off of canceled comedy How To Be A Gentleman after just one week. The series was pulled from the original Thursday schedule, as we mentioned, and now has been pulled from Saturdays after just one week. The sitcom only posted a 0.7 18-49 rating on Saturday, going down from its Two and a Half Men repeat lead-in. Only three total episodes have been aired and six still remain in the can to air, as production was stopped after the ninth episode. No word on if and when CBS will air these six episodes. I get the feeling you have seen the last of this sitcom, though. Lead actor David Hornsby created the series, adapting the nonfiction book of the same name by John Bridges. The series chronicled two former high school classmates, an uptight columnist (Hornsby) and his more freewheeling, Iraq war veteran, trainer (Kevin Dillon), as they renew a friendship that never really existed before. It was sort of like a new take on The Odd Couple.
CBS will replace this sitcom with comedy repeats, with the Comedytime Saturday hour now a full-hour of repeats from 8-9pm ET/PT.

MeTV Network has announced an affiliation agreement with KOFY-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market. Granite Broadcasting Corporation's KOFY-TV20/Cable 13 is a local, independent station that covers the nine Bay Area counties. MeTV Network will launch soon and be carried over the air on channel 20.2. Discussions are underway to return MeTV to cable systems in the market. The launch of the Network on KOFY-TV will increase MeTV's market clearance to 62% of the US on primary and digital subchannel affiliates. As you know, MeTV features a wide range of programming that audiences and advertisers find comfortable and engaging. MeTV's library includes series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Television as well as independent series owners and producers. MeTVs' line-up include some of the best television programs ever produced, such as: M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Bob Newhart Show, the original Star Trek and Hawaii Five-O series, in addition to many other shows. MeTV Network, memorable entertainment television, launched nationally in December 2010, is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Television. Stay with us for continued MeTV coverage as usual.