At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, The Hollywood Reporter asked several network executives the same questions. One question was “What was the hardest conversation you’ve had to have in the past year?”
David McKillop, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E Network, responded, “I had to cancel a scripted show [Those Who Kill] that we all believed in. That was the hardest conversation I’ve had to this day because I didn’t understand why it didn’t connect with audiences. That made that conversation that much more difficult.”
The series drew terrible ratings on A&E and was pulled from the cable channel after two episodes. The dramatic thriller was later relaunched on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN). Though the series earned some devoted fans, the ratings got even worse. The finale aired on May 18th and drew just 480,000 viewers.
What do you think? Did you enjoy this series? Why didn’t it catch on? Was it a bad show?
Extremely good show. Good story line. Good suspense. Back ground story along with other well thought stories within each episode. From the moment I start to watch this show I really got stuck into it, as it keeps you coming back for more. As a lover of crime stories and mystery and suspense. This really fulfilled me and to find out it’s been cancelled has not only disappointed me but really upsets me. The show is great. Don’t blame the show. It takes a person who can appreciate good crime stories to enjoy this. I want more, please bring this… Read more »
I’m so sad this show is over.. I loved the story and thought it would go on.. Its sad that it won’t.
I just finished today (11/30/14) watching Season One of this show again — for the fourth or fifth time — and wondering why it was cancelled. The show is well-written, well-acted, well-directed, well everything. Every week I waited for the next episode; when the series was pulled after the first two shows, I waited patiently for the show to re-air. Maybe — with people being able to watch shows on their computers, on Amazon, on DVR, the polling methods aren’t working right? There is no explanation that works for me about why this excellent show was cancelled and I will… Read more »
Sorry this one got away. I really got this show! Theme was more realistic than any other on TV bar none. Too bad ratings are everything. Hope it can come back for a second chance.