ABC Schedule Changes: "Cashmere Mafia" Delayed; "Big Shots" Pre-empted
ABC has delayed the series premiere of the new Lucy Liu-fronted series "Cashmere Mafia" until an undisclosed later date, while pre-empting the November 15 episode of troubled "Grey's Anatomy" lead-out "Big Shots" and replacing it with "Women's Murder Club."
"Cashmere Mafia" from "Sex and the City" producer Darren Star was originally supposed to premiere at a special time on Tuesday, November 27 after the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars," and then move to its regular Tuesday at 9 timeslot the following week.
Because of the writers' strike, it makes no sense to burn off fresh episodes in the repeat-heavy month of December. The network may however ultimately decide to save the 7 already filmed episodes of "Cashmere Mafia" until the spring, depending on the writers' strike developments.
Meanwhile, it appears ABC wants to give its freshman hit series "Women's Murder Club" a tryout on Thursday nights after "Grey's Anatomy," since the show currently occupying the timeslot is losing more than half of "Grey's" audience.
"Women's Murder Club" has averaged 10 million viewers on Friday nights, but also a very low 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. If the show does well on Thursday, November 15 (especially in the demo), ABC may decide to keep it there.
"Big Shots" will also be pre-emted on Thursday, November 22 because of the 2nd season premiere of "October Road" which then moves to its regular timeslot on Monday nights the following week.