New ABC Shows: "Women's Murder Club"
When you are a woman working in a man's field, you get a lot further by teaming up. After all, sometimes the best way to get your man is with a woman.
Director Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, Rush Hour) adapts the best selling novels by James Patterson for a thrilling new crime series "Women's Murder Club" that redefines women's work.
San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer (Angie Harmon, "Law & Order") can analyze a crime scene in seconds, but she's frustrated that investigating and prosecuting a crime can take months or even years.
To circumvent the Justice Department men's club, she assembles an all-female group of experts a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and a young assistant district attorney.
And because personal lives often blend into professional ones, they also become reliable friends. These women solve the latest homicides while unraveling the mysteries of their own turbulent romantic lives.
Four of today's brightest talents approach this character-driven plot with intelligence, warmth, action and humor.
According to ABC, if you combine the feminine wit and warmth of "Sex and the City" with the gritty reality of "CSI" and the dedication of "Law and Order" you'll understand the unique appeal of "Women's Murder Club."
The question however is, will the viewers understand that appeal now that they'll be flooded with "Sex and the City" updates?
A surprise last minute pick-up (ABC was initially rumored to have picked up an update of the classic detective feature "Marlowe" instead of this series) the drama was given a Friday night timeslot.
ABC has been desperate to develop its own procedural and since it is nowadays seen as home to female-friendly programming, it was only natural that it would take its shot at the genre with this drama.
"Women's Murder Club" will air at 9 p.m. where it will battle a new vampire series on CBS, a new season of "Las Vegas" on NBC and the reality show "Nashville" on FOX.
Starring: Angie Harmon as Lindsay Boxer, Aubrey Dollar as Cindy Thomas, Elizabeth Ho as Yuki Castellano, Laura Harris as Jill Bernhardt, Paula Newsome as Claire Washburn, Rob Benedict as Owen and Tyrees Allen as Warren Jacobi.
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