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NBC is pulling Kings from Sunday nights, yanking the struggling allegorical drama after four episodes.
Kings will be replaced with another hour of Dateline, which will now run for two hours starting at 7 p.m.
Sunday’s Kings episode was seen by 3.6 million viewers and received a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. Yet Dateline had a 1.5 rating in its half hour leading into Kings. NBC suspects an expanded Dateline will provide a better lead-in for 9 p.m.’s Celebrity Apprentice, which has seen some audience erosion in recent weeks that might be attributed to Kings.
The remaining eight episodes of Kings will air on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. starting April 18.
The loss is a real shame because, as nearly every TV critic pointed out, NBC took a chance here on an imaginative idea with a strong cast. Kings wasn’t a cynical programming move. More than most shows launched this season, Kings was a drama everybody wanted to succeed. Some may carp on NBC for airing the show on Sundays at 8 p.m. — it’s a weak slot for the network — but if the show was really working you would not have seen its ratings sharply decline from its debut.
Complications Arise When Gath And Shiloh Military Officials Gather To Sign The Much Anticipated Peace Treaty – Emmy Award Winner Brian Cox And Miguel Ferrer Guest Star
As Queen Rose (Susanna Thompson) prepares the mansion for the arrival of the Gath military, King Silas (Ian McShane) and General Abner (Wes Studi) plot against David Shepherd (Chris Egan). David’s noticeable absence at the peace treaty signing is called into question by Gath’s leader, ultimately impeding the ceremony. Meanwhile, William (Dylan Baker) plans to assert his power over the treasury in attempt to weaken the King. Jack (Sebastian Stan), outraged over his parents’ dismissive treatment decides to go on an impromptu shopping spree. Allison Miller and Eamonn Walker also star.
Show Cast: Ian McShane, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller, Sebastian Stan, Wes Studi, Eamonn Walker, Dylan Baker, Chris Egan