“Killer Women” is on the cutting block.
After the Sofia Vergara-produced series premiered to a 0.9 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and fell again in its second week to 0.7, ABC has cut the show’s episode order by two episodes bringing the order from eight to six episodes, a network representative told TheWrap.
In comparison, ABC’s “The Assets,” also a limited series, was pulled from the schedule after Episode 2. “Killer Women” and “The Assets” tied for lowest premiere of this season. “The Assets” also had a 0.7 rating with its second episode.
According to ABC’s premiere dates announcement during Friday’s Television Critics Association press tour, new drama “Mind Games” will replace “Killer Women” on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
From executive producer Vergara (“Modern Family”) and creator Hannah Shakespeare (“The Raven”), “Killer Women” stars Tricia Helfer as a Texas Ranger, one of the few females in the agency. Each week, she tracks down a new felon as she deals with those who doubt her abilities.
The limited series also stars Marc Blucas, Marta Milans, Michael Trucco, and Alex Fernandez. It airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.