CBS bumps low-rated Harper's Island to Saturday nights

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

After three episodes, CBS is moving struggling mystery thriller Harper's Island from Thursdays to Saturday nights starting May 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Harper's Island hit a modest note out of the gate, then suffered a ratings decline with each episode. Newsmagazine 48 Hours Mystery will take the drama's place. The network still plans to air all the remaining Harper's Island episodes, with the finale set for July 11.

The shakeup comes after NBC relocated Kings from Sunday to the low-viewed Saturdays, and ABC scheduled Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money to burn off their remaining episodes on Saturdays this summer. Yet even being relocated to Saturday by no means guarantees a program will continue uninterrupted—NBC recently pushed Kings to summer after the drama came in last place on its new night.