Mystery Girls

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Mystery Girls
Mystery Girls.jpg
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Starring
Theme music composer Bert Selen
Composer(s) Bert Selen and George Ritter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Shepard Boucher
  • Maggie Malina
  • Tori Spelling
  • John Ziffren
  • Jennie Garth
  • Andrew Gordon
Producer(s)
  • Timothy Marx
  • David Hartle
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC Family
Original release June 25 – August 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)
External links
Website

Mystery Girls is an American sitcom starring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth that aired on ABC Family on June 25 through August 27, 2014.[1] The series follows Holly and Charlie, former stars of the fictional 1990s TV detective series Mystery Girls who reunite to solve actual mysteries.[2][3][4]

On September 8, 2014, it was cancelled after one season of ten episodes.[5]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Tori Spelling as Holly Hamilton, a vivacious, ditzy and fame-hungry former TV star who opens a detective agency.
  • Jennie Garth as Charlie Contour, Holly's practical, tough and witty former co-star; she is married with a teenage daughter, and joins Holly to put a little excitement back into her life.
  • Miguel Pinzon as Nick Diaz, an enthusiastic and excitable Mystery Girls super fan who persuades Holly and Charlie to hire him as their assistant.

Recurring cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In October 2013, ABC Family announced Garth's addition to a comedy pilot co-created by and starring Spelling.[6] Noting the project to be a reunion of the Beverly Hills, 90210 costars, the network stated that Spelling, Garth and Maggie Malina would be executive producers, and cited Shepard Boucher as Spelling's co-creator.[6] The series pickup was announced in January 2014,[2] and in March 2014 the premiere date was set for June 25, 2014.[1] On September 8, 2014, Mystery Girls was cancelled after one season of ten episodes.[5]

Broadcast[edit]

In Turkey, the series aired on Dizimax Comedy. The show started on December 19, 2014.[7]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Death Becomes Her"Michael LembeckElaine AronsonJune 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)1030.76[8]
Holly enlists Charlie to help her retrieve an old sex tape of hers which has been put up for sale on the internet.
2"Partners in Crime"Michael LembeckShepard BoucherJuly 2, 2014 (2014-07-02)1040.45[9]
Holly and Charlie try to catch the perpetrators robbing celebrity homes.
3"Haunted House Party"Rob SchillerSivert Glarum & Michael JaminJuly 9, 2014 (2014-07-09)1020.58[10]
Holly and Charlie stay the night in a haunted house.
4"Pilot"Michael LembeckShepard BoucherJuly 16, 2014 (2014-07-16)101N/A
In an interview with Nancy O'Dell, Charlie relates how she and Holly were reunited and their Mystery Girls detective agency was born.
5"High School Mystery"Bob KoherrJay Baxter & Shaun ZakenJuly 23, 2014 (2014-07-23)1060.42[11]
Holly and Charlie go undercover at Holly's old high school to prevent a prank against the principal (Joe E. Tata).
6"Sister Issues"Gil JungerErica Spates & Sam Littenberg-WeisbergJuly 30, 2014 (2014-07-30)1070.49[12]
Holly tries to impress her visiting sister (Kim Shaw) by using Nick and his acting class to stage a case in a bar.
7"Passing the Torch"Rob SchillerAndy GordonAugust 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)1050.39[13]
Holly and Charlie become suspects when the two actresses set to star in a reboot of their old series disappear.
8"Bag Ladies"Gil JungerShepard BoucherAugust 13, 2014 (2014-08-13)1090.55[14]
Holly and Charlie go undercover at a fashion show to locate a one-of-a-kind stolen purse.
9"Death Rose"Bob KoherrSivert Glarum & Michael JaminAugust 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)1080.41[15]
The prisoner whom Holly played in a TV movie is released.
10"The Killer Returns"Michael LembeckAndy GordonAugust 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)1100.54[16]
Holly and Charlie face a killer.

Critical response[edit]

Allison Keene of The Hollywood Reporter said, "Playing up the meta appeal and jokes related to Spelling and Garth working together again, this show is silly and harmless fun."[17] Gail Pennington of St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave the show two out of four stars, saying "Before they know it, the two have opened a detective agency together... the first half-hour is devoted to that setup, so we have to assume further episodes will find the "Girls" haplessly solving various quirky crimes."[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (March 10, 2014). "ABC Family Announces Summer Premiere Dates for Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth Chasing Life, Mystery Girls & Young & Hungry". TVbytheNumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2014). "ABC Family Picks Up Comedy Pilots Starring Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth & Emily Osment To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Piester, Lauren (May 21, 2014). "Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth's New TV Show Mystery Girls: Go Behind the Scenes and Prepare for Maximum Adorableness". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Swift, Andy (June 25, 2014). "ABC Family's Mystery Girls: Will You Remain On the Case?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "ABC Family's Mystery Girls Canceled". The Hollywood Reporter. September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (October 7, 2013). "Jennie Garth Joins Tori Spelling in ABC Family's Mystery Girls Pilot as Star and Executive Producer". TVbytheNumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "CNBC-E, E2, Digiturk ve D Smart'ta bu ay! • Dizi Haber". Dizi Haber. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Ratings - Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Tops Originals with Return of "Big Brother" - TheFutonCritic.com". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  9. ^ Kissell, Rick (July 10, 2014). "NBC Wins Week in Demos Behind 'America's Got Talent,' 'Night Shift' and Fireworks". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  10. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Extant," "Big Brother 16" Top Charts". The Futon Critic. July 9, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  11. ^ Kissell, Rick (July 30, 2014). "'America's Got Talent' Still Ruling Summer Ratings as NBC Wins Week in Demos". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "Wednesday 7/30/14 - TV Ratings & News". TVMediaInsights.com. July 31, 2014. Archived from the original on August 6, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 7, 2014). "UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK WEDNESDAY SCORECARD - 8/6/14". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 14, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals - 8/13/14". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 21, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals: 8.20.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  16. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 28, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Wednesday Cable Originals: 8.27.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  17. ^ Keene, Allison (June 25, 2014). "Mystery Girls: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  18. ^ Pennington, Gail (June 25, 2014). "TV review: Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth reunite in Mystery Girls". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 9, 2014.

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