How to Be a Gentleman is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 29, 2011, to June 23, 2012. Lead actor David Hornsby created the series, adapting the nonfiction book of the same name by John Bridges.
Thirteen episodes were originally ordered for the first season. However, on October 7, after two Thursday episodes had aired, it was announced that the series episode order had been cut down to nine, effectively ending production immediately, and the remaining seven episodes would be burned off on Saturdays starting October 15 as part of the network's Comedytime Saturday block.
On October 18, CBS pulled the series from its Saturday timeslot after airing only one episode that lost half of the audience from the Two and a Half Men rerun leading into it, completely removing the series from the lineup and leaving the remaining six episodes unaired. CBS later made the decision to air the remaining episodes on Saturday evenings over the summer, beginning on May 26.