'Those Who Kill' goes to LMN on Sundays

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A&E's set-in-Pittsburgh series is getting another shot, but it's a pretty downgraded shot. The series will relaunch Sunday on cable's LMN, aka Lifetime Movie Network.

The first two episodes, which previously aired on A&E, will repeat at 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday with the new, third episode airing at 10 p.m.

LMN is a sister network to A&E and Lifetime; Lifetime aired reruns of the first two "Those Who Kill" episodes earlier this week.

LMN is not as widely available as A&E -- LMN is in 83 million homes compared to 97 million homes for A&E -- and is not known for programming original, scripted weekly series, although it does offer original TV movies. Locally, LMN is carried by Comcast (Channel 119/895HD or 163), Verizon's FiOS TV (141/641), Armstrong (192), Dish Network (109) and DirecTV (253). Unless "Those Who Kill" scores big ratings by LMN standards, a second season seems unlikely.

A&E pulled "Those Who Kill" from its Monday night lineup earlier this month after two episodes aired to disappointing ratings. The March 3 debut drew 1.4 million viewers and a 0.5 18-49 demographic rating. Its lead-in, "Bates Motel," drew roughly 3 million. Even fewer viewers tuned in for the second episode of "Those Who Kill" on March 10: less than 900,000 (and a 0.3, 18-49 rating).

The series follows Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny) as she partners with a forensic psychologist (James D'Arcy) to track down serial killers and investigate her father, a Pittsburgh judge who she believes killed her long-missing brother.

"Those Who Kill" shot its pilot in Pittsburgh in December 2012 and returned in September to film an additional nine episodes.


TV writer Rob Owen: rowen@post-gazette.com or 412-263-2582. Read the Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Follow RobOwenTV on Twitter or Facebook.

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