MRC shuts down two CW series

'Easy Money,' 'Valentine, Inc.' to still fill 13-episode orders

Production on MRC's scripted series for the CW has been shut down.

The independent producer, which in May inked a time buy-type deal with the CW to program the network's Sunday night, has put the two scripted series for the block, "Easy Money" and "Valentine, Inc.," on 4- to 6-week hiatus.

In their second outing Sunday, "Valentine" averaged 1 million viewers and a 0.4 rating/1 share among adults 28-49, while the well received "Easy Money" logged 750,000 viewers, 0.3/1 in 18-49, down 25% from the premiere.

A rep for MRC said the hiatuses were planned to give writers time to catch up on scripts, and crews and casts were informed of the dates on Friday.

Both shows are still on track to fulfill their 13-episode orders, the rep said.
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