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Well that was quick! A&E has already pulled its new crime drama Those Who Kill off the air after just two episodes, reports The Hollywood Reporter, probably from Hollywood. The series hasn't done well ratings-wise, debuting to 1.4 million viewers and then dropping all the way down to 830,000 viewers in its second episode. Compare that to its lead-in Bates Motel, which drew 3.07 million viewers in its first week.

Those Who Kill stars Chloe Sevigny as Catherine Jensen, a Pittsburgh detective who hunts down serial killers. It's based on a Danish series that only ran for one season in its home country due to low ratings, so I guess we should have seen this coming. 

The Hollywood Reporter took care to point out that Those Who Kill hasn't been canceled, and that A&E is looking for a new time period to air it in, because the "network likes the show and has faith that it can find an audience." But if that's the case, A&E has terrible taste because Those Who Kill is BAD. In the premiere, Catherine got thrown into a box by a killer, and then she got thrown into a box by a killer AGAIN. As in, it happened TWICE. And did you see Episode 2? It may have been even worse. But oddly enough, that's what I ended up liking about the series. And please, "looking for a new time period"? Like it'll do better on Wednesdays at 8pm or Saturdays at 7am? Sure, okay.

With Those Who Kill's yanking effective immediately, A&E has opted to push Bates Motel back an hour to Mondays at 10pm, with a Bates Motel repeat leading into it at 9pm. 


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AIRED ON 5/18/2014

Season 1 : Episode 10

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I liked The show...Curious about the characters....Please put it back on and properly advertise the Show!!!!......I didn't like bates motel at first...now I love it!!! It was also heavily advertised!!!....That makes a huge difference in viewership!!!!
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I liked the show. Not enough twisted stuff out there. This show was way better than bates. Bring it back or I will never watch A&E again
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The guy who wrote this article is a quack. It was a good show, that used real police detective/ems from the Pittsburgh area. Hope they bring it back? As for Tim Surette go watch your quality tv which I'm sure includes Duck Dynasty-
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Oh great, thanks a lot, A&E! Now I'll have to choose between Bates Motel and The Blacklist! The 9 PM spot was perfect! :-(
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But I am really curious about that female detective's secret and her mysterious family! :(
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amen they just leave us hanging. She wasnt born that twisted
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I am glad I did not watch Those who killed at all. I am sad for Chloe Sevigny though. It seems now she might have a stigma on TV just like Christian Slater. Perhaps it would be better for her to be on an ensemble cast like Big Love.

Bates Motel is good ! Vera Farmiga is great !
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Glad to see they at least didn't try to replace it with more reruns of Duck Dynasty. Bates Motel feels like a drama that is too good for A&E. I'm shocked that it isn't from FX or AMC.
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I'm glad the suits weren't in charge when MASH first came on TV
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She didn't, at least, get thrown in the same box. One was specially constructed in a building site and the other an ad hoc freezer chest elsewhere. Such a complaint w/should be aimed to deter people from viewing such shows. But it's like saying a large number of cop shows/films are crap because one of the protagonists gets caught the killer, tries to escape but gets recaptured.
If, however, you'd of said the Chlo'ster is about as unlikable as ever with her face like a spanked arse that's permanently smelt something it didn't like, then I'd of had to agree. Or that she clearly murdered her assailant and any Jnr. child with a 'My First Chemistry Set' and/or mildly avid fan of CSI would've been able to prove it. But no, you had to take the low road, Tim!
The first series also canned itself because it killed the more popular forensic shrink at then end with a bomb - kinda careless.
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Im done with Bates Motel. This season is messy and isnt catching my interest.
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Really? The premiere was great though I must admit second episode is average but I have faith it will pick up again.
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Yup, it doesn't catch my eye as it did last year. Hopefully it will get better and I'll have myself a little Bates-marathon. :)
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Well that was quick!

I was about to say exactly the same thing.
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I got confused. First Tim--I think?--gave Killer Women a bad review. And then this other thing came out, again with the bad review. I thought they were the same thing, so I didn't watch either. Good thing, too. Both have been cancelled, and I'm sure Tim's reviews had nothing to do with it. They just both stank...
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There is an r missing in your name. Just sayin'...
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Actually not--long story...
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Ooooh ...make it short?
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*shoots the messenger* he was the a-hole that turned away potential viewers after all.

tim the reviewer who in the black sails episode said max was getting an abortion when all that was going on was douching. and he's married. this is the guy whose opinions we should hold valuable.
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$0.02:

At best (or worst?), his negative review might have turned off a small percentage of potential viewers who were more willing to have their opinions swayed by someone else rather than judge it for themselves. And those who read the article probably constituted only a small portion of the site's visitors. And the visitors to this site probably make up a very tiny portion of the viewing public at large. So I think that when you multiply that all out, those who were turned away solely by the bad review would have had a minimal impact on the show's ratings. The fact that viewership dropped roughly 40% between the first and second episodes suggests that many who tuned in to the pilot didn't return for the second episode because of the quality and/or subject matter of the show itself.

I know that's all a lot of supposition on my part but I still think you've greatly overstated Tim's power to affect this -- or any -- show all that much.

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If Tim h as such an impact on ratings then why did Lonestar, Last Resort, Awake,... all get cancelled?
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because those networks are evil. are you new to this site? Geez.
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You really didn't need to add "those" to your statement, newbie.
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Yeah, yeah. Tim is an overly opinionated jerk who I fully believe hates television in general, but he's still a fantastic writer with a delightful sense of (dark) humor. Whether you agree with him or disagree (as almost everyone is likely to) I really dont think his disliking of this show had any significant impact on its terrible ratings, especially with such a strong lead in.
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Good! It was bad. There is definitely an interesting story there, but the execution is all wrong. Catherine is unlikeable, the writing is poor and on the nose, and the scene with the rubber ball was confusing and terribly unsexy.

It feels like a cheap imitation of The Bridge. A new time slot won't help, it needs some "re-tooling".
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I absolutely LOVED those who kill, just from the first episode alone. Recorded the second episode and have not seen it yet. Sorry, Tim but I think Those Who Kill is GREAT! Hope it does show up again on a different day and time.
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Whoa, boy am I glad I misread the headline on the homepage! I thought it said "A&E Yanks Those Who Kill AND Bates Motel". I missed the part where it said "moves". I have to say my lip quivered and I thought I felt a tear running down my cheek. I love Bates Motel and Vera Farmiga is just so fun to watch as Norma, she's just so damn nuts yet you can't help but love her.

As for "Those Who Kill", I think it needs more time.

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I liked THOSE WHO KILL.
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