ABC to Replace 'Killer Women,' Sets 'Black Box' Premiere


ABC Replaces 'Killer Women' With 'Mind Games'


The Tricia Helfer-led freshman drama ‘Killer Women’ isn’t dead yet, but its condition is definitely worsening.

After just two episodes -- a poor debut followed by a lower rating the next week -- ABC is shortening the run of the Sofia Vergara-produced series and stepping up the premiere of another first time show, ‘Mind Games.’

Initially slated for Monday, March 11, ‘Mind Games’ will be bumped up to Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10/9c.

According to reports on Twitter from those covering the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, ABC president Paul Lee says 'Killer Women' will end "slightly early," but episodes will still end up running. What’s more, Lee admits difficultly in launching both ‘Killer Women’ and the miniseries ‘The Assets,’ which was just recently canned by the network.

ABC also announced that the new drama series ‘Black Box,’ starring Kelly Reilly as neurologist Catherine Black, will launch Thursday, April 24 at 10/9c.

Starring Christian Slater and Steve Zahn as ingenious brothers, ‘Mind Games’ focuses on the relationship between the two, as they help clients and solve problems using science, motivation, and manipulation. One is bipolar, and the other is an ex-con. The show itself has nothing to do with ‘Mindhunters,’ Slater’s 2004 crime mystery, but it does give the opportunity to mention it (also starring LL Cool J and Val Kilmer).

‘Killer Women’ was widely panned as simply empty, silly, and ineffectual. It follows Molly Parker, an attractive and tough Texas Ranger who, while juggling her family and personal life, faces off against men in the workplace and uses her female instincts to be successful at her job.

For now, ‘Killer Women’ airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c.

- Sofía Vergara
- Killer Women (2014)
- Mind Games (truTV)
- Black Box (ABC)

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Jan 17th, 2014, 11:46 am

Images courtesy of ABC


Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 12:49 pm
This is the best show to come out in many, many years. It is a travesty when a show is cancelled because it does not have a male as the lead. I would rate it a ten but do not know how to get my rating to count.

Message Posted On Feb 28th, 2014, 1:49 am
I Liked KILLER WOMEN and personaly can't wait to see the next episode. So don't be to quick to judge after 8 episodes, and please finnish what you started, no more clifhangers please... From a viewer in Europe...

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Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 10:34 am

Actually Bipola IS a medical condition where the brains chemistry changes but can usualy be treated by medication to even it out. The efectivnes dose lessen over the years but most patients don't live past 60 and those that do are so dosed that they often seem slow to some extent. But like the show "Perception" I think Mind Games could be good. Just as good as "Leverage" was, especialy with Christian Slater and super hotty Jaime Ray Newman.


Message Posted On Jan 22nd, 2014, 4:01 pm
Bipolar is not a mental disease, its a physical disease that is controlled with medication. do you always say stupid things without knowing anything?

Message Posted On Jan 21st, 2014, 9:17 pm
LOL! To be fair though, individuals with BPD are often very intelligent.

Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2014, 2:49 pm
"One is bipolar", I now know if I have any type of issue requiring solution simply ask the MENTALLY ILL! Can't wait for Tourettes cop to air.