‘Mind Games’ Canceled After Five Episodes At ABC

After Five Episodes ABC has canceled the comedic drama ‘Mind Games’. To fill the gap left by the series, the network for the next two weeks will air mid season drama ‘Resurrection’ during the previous ‘Mind Games’ Tuesday time slot. Then from April 15 a new third season of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ will air in the time slot at 10pm.

The series which premiered in mid February, centered on the complicated relationship between the Edwards brothers: Clark, a bipolar genius in human psychology, and Ross, a slick ex-con, who solve their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation. The series has become the fourth comdey drama to be cut from ABC’s schedule following the early season cancellations of ‘We Are Men’, ‘Killer Women’ and ‘Lucky 7’.

The reason for pulling the series was clearly because of its weak continuing storyline which has lead to Mind Games facing diminishing ratings since its debut on the network, its series premiere raked in a 1.1 demo rating, mainly from pushed audiences following the Oscar telecast two days before. Although, that quickly fell sharp to 0.6 for its second airing and has not seen a ratings rise since then matching a 0.6 rating for its last broadcast on Tuesday. Its is also clear why ABC has decided to replace the show with its top Sunday drama Resurrection which drawed an audience rating of 3.8 adults for its March debut.

Mind Games lead cast member, previously portrayed Ross Edwards in Mind Games, Christian Slater has two completed feature film productions ‘Undiscovered Gyrl’ and ‘Way of the Wicked’ which will both be release this year. However, Steve Zahn, previously portrayed Clark Edwards in Mind Games, has no other projects and was most recently a cast member of the HBO series ‘Treme’ which aired its final season in December.


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