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ABC Pulls Plug on Prime-Time Series THR

ABC announced that it's giving up on a low-rated prime-time series. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the network is yanking "Killer Women" from the lineup and moving a new show, "Mind Games," into its time slot.

"Mind Games" had been scheduled to roll out for its midseason run March 11, but instead will launch Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. "Killer Women," produced by Sofia Vergara, will have its run shortened. "Mind Games" comes from executive producer Kyle Killen.

"The move comes after the critically panned 'Killer Women,' starring Tricia Helfer ('Battlestar Galactica') opened to a dismal 0.9 among adults 18-49, slipping to a 0.7 in its second airing," THR notes.

Additionally, ABC announced it will bring back "Dancing with the Stars" Monday, March 17, at 8 p.m. and will roll out the limited series "The Black Box" Thursday, April 24, at 10 p.m.

"An all-new Disney-Pixar holiday special, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot,' was added for the 2014 holiday season," the report adds. "ABC also set a special two-night 'Bachelor' event featuring Juan Pablo Galavis on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at 8 p.m."

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