michael chiklis vegas episode 325 cbs 'Vegas' bumped to Saturday in bad sign for CBS dramaStruggling 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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