‘Mind Games’ Cancelled by ABC

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It’s official: Christian Slater is a show killer.

EW confirms ABC has cancelled freshman series Mind Games after just five episodes. Mind Games starred Slater and Steve Zahn as brothers who helped people through psychological manipulation techniques. This is the fourth series starring Slater to be cancelled in the past six years.

But wait, the plot thickens, perhaps Slater is not the show killer, bur rather poor Kyle Killen. Killen created Mind Games, as well as Lone Star and Awake, none of which finished their first season runs (although Awake was treated to a courtesy burn-off due to its critical acclaim). Either way, effectively immediately, Mind Games has been pulled from the schedule and its Tuesday nights at 10PM timeslot will be filled with Resurrection repeats for now.