ABC has just axed Mind Games after five episodes, marking the third short lived entry in their Tuesday 10PM slot after Lucky 7 and Killer Women failed to deliver. It’s also the third strike for show creator Kyle Killen, whose last two shows, Lone Star and Awake, were killed early as well.
Mind Games simply never caught on. It’s demo ratings were low from the start at 1.1, and dropped to a ridiculously low 0.6 in the most recent episode. The show will now be replaced by Resurrection reairs and Celebrity Wife Swap until they figure out what to put there.
ABC has found great success with Resurrection so far, and I expect a renewal announcement will be coming some time soon. The show has struck a nerve, touching on issues of loss and redemption, and the drama might be their new big hit, if it maintains its level of quality.
Are you sorry to see Mind Games go? Killed too soon, or probably for the best?
[Photo via Jean Whiteside/ABC]