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.