Mind Games

Mind Games TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 13 but eight unaired (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: February 25, 2014 — March 25, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Wynn Everett, Gregory Marcel, Cedric Sanders, and Jaime Ray Newman.

TV show description:      
This dramedy revolves around two brothers who problem solve using psychological manipulation. They can tailor a plan to influence any life-altering situation, thereby making their clients’ dreams come true and their nightmares go away.

Their unusual Edwards and Associates business is based on the belief that people’s decisions are influenced by their environment in ways they’re not aware.

A former university professor and world-renowned expert in the fields of human behavior, psychology and motivation, Clark Edwards (Steve Zahn) has a checkered history, which stems from his bipolar disorder. Clark’s academic career imploded when the university became aware that he was having an affair with a 22-year-old undergraduate. He’s still unable to reconcile losing the girl, and tries to focus his manic energy on his brother’s new fortune-making plan.

Ross Edwards (Christian Slater) is a brilliant schemer who’s recently been released from prison after a two-year stint for fraud. He comes up with a business model that he believes can make him and his team millions of dollars. This divorced and incurable ladies’ man often confuses honesty with opportunism. Although his energy is infectious, his tactics can be questionable and his strategies border on the illegal.

Also on their team are:

Latrell Griffin (Cedric Sanders) is a serious and talented young man. He’s from a tough neighborhood and was recruited by Ross who saw a raw and untapped talent for business in him.

Miles Hood (Gregory Marcel) is a geeky trust-fund-baby. He’s a promising behavioral psychology grad student with Clark’s flair for the science and Ross’ general disregard for ethics.

Samantha “Sam” Gordon (Jaime Ray Newman) is an ex-con who Ross met during his court-mandated group therapy and rehabilitation sessions. Sam’s abilities to read people and improvise is impressive and allowed her to work her way onto the team.

Megan Shane (Megalyn Echikunwoke) is an actress who uses her beauty and acting skills to help the team turn their scientific schemes into real world results.

Beth Scott (Katherine Cunningham) is the former undergrad student with whom Clark had the affair. She claims to still be in love with Clark, but Ross wonders if she can handle an actual relationship with his brother.

Series Finale:     
Episode #13 — Balloon Boy
The team’s latest mind games prove to have dramatic consequences, especially when it comes to repairing the rift between Clark and Ross — and the future of Edwards and Associates.
First aired: September 2, 2014 (first aired in Japan)


What do you think? Do you like the Mind Games TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Tracy Kelsey says

    They cancelled Mind Games to air CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP???? Are you freaking kidding me??? Has this country become so sad and lazy that we would prefer to watch this drivel as opposed to a heart-felt show that might actually make us use our hearts and mind. SERIOUSLY???

  2. strollo says

    I am disappointed that Mind Games had been cancelled. It was too brillant a concept for most of the viewers and thus, the population could not comprehend the psyche basis and approach. I hope the TV viewers will someday appreciate higher cognitive entertainment such as this one as well as Michael J. Fox’s cancelled sitcom, which was absolutely a winner.

  3. Shauna says

    Sooo pissed this show was cancelled agree with a lot of other comments loved the idea of this show, the creativity, and the lack of violence sex and drugs. Would’ve loved to at least see what happened. Have at least somewhat of an ending. Can’t even begin to understand what the “big wigs” were thinking.

  4. Melinda says

    I truly loved this show and am deeply disappointed in ABC. For heavens sake, give the new shows a decent amount of time before cancelling them. I am sick that there are several more shows that were taped that I cannot view. I think if you just tone down the Dr. (he was a bit over the top) you would see good ratings quite quickly. Give it another chance!

  5. says

    I was upset when my recordings stopped. I thought there was something wrong with my DVR. I looked up how to watch episode 6 and 7, and I was shocked to see it had been cancelled. I loved the idea of the story behind it being different than any other series I have ever watched. Five episodes? Come on! Give the series at least a season. I hope that it can be brought back, or at least a way given to watch the season. If I could buy the series on DVD, I would.

  6. Pat says

    Mind games should be given a chance. Good stories and a good cast. ABC really does mean “always the best cancelled”.

  7. Beth Manitsas says

    I really liked this show and am disgusted that they cancelled it after airing 5 shows. What is wrong with television these days. I almost feel like NOT watching any new shows because I’m continually disappointed. ABC should be ashamed that it only gave it 5 shows to get good ratings.

  8. msmerlin says

    It sucks that this show was cancelled! I wonder why it was? Maybe actually giving away secrets? This was one of the few intelligent shows now on TV, and it didn’t rely on a bunch of shootings/stabbings/car crashes/abductions/beatings/general violence. But of course networks would rather have something stupid on…

  9. Carol Jones says

    I’m sorry to hear Mind Games was cancelled. It had an interesting story line without a lot of violence or sexual content. I was hoping that they would get more into the mindset of different personality types, like the cancelled tv show “Lie to Me” where face reading and expressions were the indicators of truth or lies.
    I hope they will re-think their decision.

  10. Carol Bunce says

    Excuse, me you don’t even see the excellent and interesting plot. Not just another ordinary series. ABC should not have cancelled the series.

  11. robert west says

    the show should have been called mindless games,the plot and cast looked liked a high school play no offence to high school plays.i loved the show they cancelled killer women and I hope they bring it back.

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