"Pirate Master" tossed overboard


Fans of the CBS summer reality series "Pirate Master" were no doubt shocked to tune in last night and see "48 Hours Mystery" occupying the time slot. But then, not too many people were likely to be in that disappointed group, since CBS dumped the series for its low ratings.

Since the series is already in the can, people will be able to view the developments online to the conclusion. "The remaining five episodes of Pirate Master will be streamed on CBS.com every Tuesday [effective yesterday] beginning at 3:00 am ET/12:00 am PT. Pirate Master will also be made available to partners of the CBS Audience Network," the network announced.

CBS initially had high hopes for the reality series, which came from Mark Burnett, who created the Eye network's successful "Survivor" franchise. Burnett also had a reality TV dud in "On the Lot," which has performed poorly for Fox.