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Women's Murder Club

Women's Murder Club is a ABC network police procedural and legal drama based on the "Women's Murder Club" novel series written by James Patterson, created by Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain.

The show aired from October 12, 2007 to May 13, 2008, lasting for one season & 13 episodes.

Plot

The series centered on a homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and a young assistant district attorney who work together to solve homicide investigations.

Cast

Main Cast

  • Angie Harmon as Inspector Lindsay Boxer
  • Laura Harris as Deputy District Attorney Jill Bernhardt
  • Paula Newsome as Dr. Claire Washburn
  • Aubrey Dollar as Cindy Thomas
  • Tyrees Allen as Inspector Warren Jacobi
  • Linda Park as Deputy District Attorney Denise Kwon
  • Rob Estes Lieutenant Tom Hogan

Recurring Cast

  • Coby Ryan McLaughlin as Luke Bowen
  • Kyle Secor as Hanson North
  • Jonathan Adams as Ed Washburn
  • Ever Carradine as Heather Hogan
  • Joel Gretsch as Pete Raynor

Production

"Women's Murder Club" first aired on Friday nights at 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central. On October 31, 2007, ABC ordered an additional three scripts of the show.

On March 31, 2008, it was announced that the show would return with three new episodes, beginning on Tuesday April 29, 2008, at 10:00PM Eastern/9:00PM Central, replacing "Boston Legal".

On May 12, 2008, ABC confirmed that "Women's Murder Club" would not return for a second season.

Reception

After reviewing the pilot and skipping the second advance episode, Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle TV critic, published a highly critical review assigning the paper's lowest possible rating.

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley described many nuanced aspects of the show and concluded with, "Women's Murder Club is all right, but not good enough."

Robert Bianco, USA Today critic, wrote a positive review titled "'Murder Club': A simple pleasure worth living for" and ending with, "Still, the actors are enjoyable, and their series in large part does what it sets out to do. It isn't nearly as good as Friday Night Lights, of course - few shows are. But unlike so many fall clunkers, it's competent. This season, that's a rather select club."

Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times wrote a positive review titled "'Murder Club' is worth joining".

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