May 14, 2013

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Killer Women”


KILLER WOMEN is another ABC TBD for midseason, this one starring Tricia Helfer (from Battlestar Galactica) as a Texas Ranger.

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Did you know women can be Texas Rangers these days?  Hot women, too!  No kidding.  Killer Women is by far the most generic of ABC’s drama orders for next season, and it seems to be made for the audience that considers women with guns to be the most exciting thing since FM radio.  It’s a straightforward procedural that doesn’t look better or worse than others of its ilk.  Helfer has certainly proven on BSG that she can play beautiful-and-dangerous, and that’s about all there is here.  (Considering that the story takes place on the Texas/Mexico border and that its producers include Sofia Vergara, ABC could have at least considered casting the lead with a less Anglo actress.)  Killer Women appears to be suitable for plugging in schedule holes where needed, and otherwise forgettable.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."