'Vegas' bumped to Saturday in bad sign for CBS drama

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michael-chiklis-vegas-episode-325-cbs.jpgStruggling first year drama "Vegas" has been bumped to Saturday this week to make room for a CBS News special on the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

It's not unusual for breaking news to impact a network's regularly scheduled programming, but it's telling that CBS chose to bump tonight's 9 p.m. "Vegas" -- the only series with a fresh episode scheduled to air on the network -- instead of the repeat "Undercover Boss" or "Hawaii Five-0" episodes airing at 8 and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.

Rather than holding the new episode for a later date, CBS is hastily dumping it on Saturday (April 20) night at 8 p.m. That's not a good sign at all for one of the few CBS series still awaiting word on a renewal for next season.

Given the show's declining ratings, especially in its shift to Friday nights, "Vegas" is considered a major long-shot to make it to Season 2 and this move appears to seal the deal.

"Vegas" -- a period drama starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis and Carrie-Anne Moss -- hit a series low of 7.2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo in its most recent Friday airing. The final three episodes of the season are still scheduled to air on Fridays, at least for now.
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