Kings Exiled to Saturday Nights - Featured


Exiled. Dethroned. Long (Not) Lived the Kings. There's just far too many upsetting puns that can be attached to this news: NBC is pulling Kings from Sunday evenings effectively immediately.


Beginning April 18th, the network will burn off the remaining episodes on Saturday nights at 8PM. This also effectively means that it's canceled...unless the show miraculously becomes a hit on Saturday nights (probability=.000001%).


The most recent episode of the show received only 3.6 million viewers. Beginning Sunday, an extra episode of Dateline will air in its former Sunday timeslot.


Le sigh. I actually thought the show had been progressively improving and was one of the better new shows on TV lately.


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Apr 7, 2009 4:33PM EDT

Such a pity, as this would do very well in the UK and has a big UK following which is growing all the time. Why do the intelligent programmes die why the more formulaic flourish? If it was such a risk NBC should of put some faith into the programme and placed it in a better time slot.

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Apr 7, 2009 5:15PM EDT

i hate that networks do that, its had like what 4 episodes? give it time, it was just getting interesting i quite enjoy it

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Apr 7, 2009 8:23PM EDT

It's too bad for Kings fans, but it's ratings were barely acceptable to begin with, and have dropped by almost half. There's really no arguing with that.

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Apr 7, 2009 9:39PM EDT

i agree with searider, its just too bad here in the US people dont like shows that require thought they prefer stupid scripted "reality tv" shows. The show reminds me a lot of a modern day "Tudors", come to think of it, it probably would have done better on cable or satellite television.

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Apr 8, 2009 12:50AM EDT

Canceled? Too bad, I thought this show was one of excellent show right now. I'm just sick of watching realty shows and they are putting dateline instead. i will surely miss this show even though it was only four episodes.

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Apr 8, 2009 6:20PM EDT

:( i was really rooting for this show. it became one of my new favorites thirty minutes into it's premiere episode. i really can't help wonder why it didn't get any viewers & why people prefer to watch the same recycled garbage over and over again. i know it's always the easiest route to blame the network, but seriously. NBC...really...you're a GIANT corporation and you couldn't pull together a single decent ad. anything in the range of "southland" maybe? because i was just watching the excuse you put out for kings on youtube, and god knows what's even happening. if it had been promoted with a hint of effort, it might have survived because people would atleast be into it. i started watching it because i came across it on hulu, the pointless promotions did nothing for me. :/ i'm really sad to see it go.

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Apr 13, 2009 12:41AM EDT

well i can't say that i wasn't expecting that...they stopped promoting it after the 1st episode aired...i watch NBC frequently and I hadn't seen one commerical for it. If i hadn't watched the first episode, there's no way that i would even know it existed. It's almost as if NBC WANTS it to fail...especially now in tucking it in a Saturday night slot.
Kings is what TV should be...and all these cheaply-produced reality crap is what TV has become.

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Apr 15, 2009 12:50PM EDT

i totally agree i mean it was getting more interesting by episode. I don't get why ppl wouldn't watch it is something different and i guess they don't like different i would be really sad to see the show go, i was really attracted to the whole king thing in modern times; too bad NBC will not give it a chance....

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Apr 18, 2009 10:15PM EDT

This is the only NBC show I looked forward to viewing, other than late night comedy, and even that gets traded for Stewart and Colbert sometimes.

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Apr 20, 2009 4:39AM EDT

I really think we're going to have to say goodbye to this show :( Things are not looking good.
Just another example of how good shows don't necessarily receive high ratings, and crappy reality shows do. How depressing!

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Apr 26, 2009 12:14AM EDT

I would be intrested at what the viewership is online. I know I watched all but the pilot online (Hulu or NBC)new shows on. Three good new shows all with complex story plot, Fring, Dollhouse, and Kings. Kings was what I thought the best produced, acted and shot out of the three.

The only reason I got hooked was I was at my Parents House and nothing was one so we desided to watch the Pilot, and I got hooked. I am glad TV series that run more like miniseries than tv shows like BSG, Lost and Herosare much more popular than they used to be. Still makes one sad that a great show like kings gets canceled.

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Apr 26, 2009 6:20PM EDT

OK NBC is retarded they advertise for a brand new baby show and then throw that baby into a dark world with no help of raising it. They will rather throw there money at 30 min comedy's based off "The Office". Same thing happened to Scrubs, they would let them air in HD, NBC needs to get some things strait before they turn in too the crap that is CBS.

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