You two kids have a lot in common, most notably the fact that your respective networks shuffled both of you off to Saturday nights to die. Now, granted, while NBC moved “Kings” in order to begin the process of dismissing one of its biggest ratings failures in recent memory, at least CBS had the common decency to try and put a positive spin on the night-switch for “Harper’s Island.”

Not that they necessarily succeeded, mind you.

“The preliminary DVR and online streaming data suggest a passionate audience for ‘Harper’s’ outside its current Thursday time period borders,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President Prime Time, CBS Television, in a press release issued today by the network. “This move gives us an opportunity to improve the time period on Thursday while experimenting with more original programming on Saturday, and continuing to serve an audience that is clearly engaged in the ongoing ‘Harper’s’ story.”

Gosh, that sounded really nice up until the second sentence, where they essentially said, “Surely we’ve got something that’ll get better ratings in the Thursday 10 PM timeslot than ‘Harper’s Island.'”

Starting May 2, “Harper’s Island” moves to Saturdays at 9 PM. Set your TiVos and DVRs accordingly.