Christian Slater's ‘Mind Games’ Pulled From ABC Schedule, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ to Return

Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Pulled From ABC Schedule, 'Celebrity Wife Swap' to Return

ABC series ran for five episodes

ABC has decided to stop playing “Mind Games” with viewers.

The network has pulled the series from its schedule after just five episodes, and is replacing it with repeats of “Resurrection” for the next two weeks in the Tuesdays at 10 p.m. timeslot, followed by a new season of “Celebrity Wife Swap.”

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The series, which premiered Feb. 25, starred Christian Slater and Kyle Killen as two brothers who run a problem-solving firm employing psychological manipulation.

The series failed to make headway in the ratings, grabbing a mere 0.6 rating/2 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for its most recent airing Tuesday night — a 14 percent drop from the previous week, and a tie for its series low.

  • Stephie59

    I watched the first episode and the Zach character almost gave me a headache with his tantrums and I decided I was out. If you want to do schizophrenic or bypolar disorder, look at Perception. That is so tastefully done. I am sorry for Slater though. Ever since My Own Worst Enemy, which I found was a great show but only got 9 episodes, he seems to be on a downward spiral where shows are concerned. He did The Forgotten which I found was wonderful, but that only got 17 episodes. Then he did Breaking In, which got 20. I think he should tell these producers that unless they can guarantee him a 2 to 3 season series, he's not doing them anymore. Go to film or TV movies. It's ridiculous how they're treating him. And personally I find he's a good actor, and the shows he picks are good, so I can't understand what the problem is. The networks don't know what to do with him. They're clueless.