NBC will move Kidnapped, its action drama that has been struggling in the ratings since its premiere three weeks ago, from Wednesday to Saturday, beginning October 21. Dateline will move from Saturday to Wednesday.
Yesterday, NBC announced it was wrapping production on Kidnapped after its 13th episode was filmed--the network had committed to airing the 13. Once Kidnapped has completed its run, Dateline will move back to Saturdays.
CBS's Ray Liotta crime series Smith has been pulled from the schedule. The series, from West Wing executive producer John Wells, has also fared poorly in the ratings.