This is for all those people come Monday who will be asking what happened to Those Who Kill? Was Those Who Kill canceled? No. No. No! Those Who Kill was NOT canceled. Thankfully. It is, however, being pulled immediately from A&E’s current lineup. After airing just two episodes, A&E has pulled Those Who Kill from its Monday lineup in order to allow executives time to go back and either retool the show and/or its scheduling with plans to relaunch the 10-episode first season at a later date. It was unknown at this time when and even where – of the A&E Networks — the series will return on. Maybe it’s a better fit for Sundance? Maybe it’s a better fit for another evening? After all, Monday is already packed with dark, serial-killer-type programming with The Following on FOX at 9pm ET, The Blacklist on NBC at 10pm ET, CBS’ Criminal Minds and A&E’s own Bates Motel.
The Chloe Sevigny and James D’Arcy thriller Those Who Kill premiered March 3 at 10pm ET, immediately following Bates Motel and had just 1.4 million viewers. The second week’s episode of Those Who Kill on March 10 dropped to just 830,000. While the decision to remove it from the schedule now is both disappointing and annoying to the viewers who have been tuning it, it does give the series another chance to garner a larger audience, which it deserves.
The new Monday night lineup for A&E will begin March 17 and will be as follows: Last week’s Bates Motel airs at 9pm ET, a new episode of Bates Motel will air at 10pm ET and the new episode will repeat again at 11pm ET.