ABC Schedule: Will "Club" Murder "Trees"?
ABC is giving another chance to Angie Harmon's female-centric procedural "Women's Murder Club," which did horribly among adults 18-49 on Friday nights last fall, to gain momentum among the younger crowd. The casualty? "Men in Trees."
Fans of "Men in Trees" may see ABC's latest scheduling move as a slap in the face. The Anne Heche-fronted romantic drama which premiered on Friday nights in the fall of 2006 kept switching timeslots and going on and off the schedule whenever the network felt like giving other programs like "October Road" and "Cashmere Mafia" priority.
Now the remaining episodes of season 2 are scheduled to get burned off Wednesday nights at 10:00pm, after the regular season is finished and average viewer levels decline (beginning May 28).
In the meantime, viewers will see 3 episodes of "Women's Murder Club" (Tuesdays at 10:00pm as of April 29) bump regular timeslot occupant "Boston Legal" to Wednesdays at 10:00pm.
But will the move help "Club" at all? The first of the 3 all-new episodes will clash with an all-new "Law & Order: SVU" (a well established procedural in the timeslot) with Robin Williams making a special guest appearance as the villain.