Following four poorly rated Sunday nights, NBC’s Kings will move to Saturdays on April 18, where it will air its eight remaining episodes and presumably die a slow death by even-tinier viewership. In its place, NBC will show an expanded version of Dateline, leading into Celebrity Apprentice. Cancellations (and that’s effectively what this is) are certainly nothing out of the ordinary for Ben Silverman’s NBC these days, but this one is a rare bummer, since Kings was semi-acclaimed and based on an original idea that was in no way stolen from foreign television. Keeping it slightly alive on Saturday nights, though, will give the Peacock the option to bring it back later, just in case all of its other upcoming shows perform even worse.
NBC pulls ‘Kings’ from Sundays [Live Feed/HR]