Women’s Murder Club

VIBE – Tuesdays from 6 December, 9.30pm

Welcome to the club. Based on author James Patterson’s bestselling crime novels, Vibe’s newest drama series is about four successful working women in San Francisco – Homicide Inspector Lindsay Boxer (Angie Harmon), Medical Examiner Claire Washburn (Paula Newsome), Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt (Laura Harris) and crime reporter Cindy Thomas (Aubrey Dollar) – who use their expertise, their close friendship and their instincts to solve murder cases. Each a success in her own field, they work together to uncover clues to the city’s most grisly homicides.

Monday, October 6th at 11:30pm

When a clue at a crime scene leads Lindsay (Angie Harmon) to believe the Kiss-Me-Not killer has returned, her desire to catch him puts her loved ones in harm’s way on the series finale of Women’s Murder Club, screening Monday, October 6th at 11:30pm on 3.

As the series leads to its conclusion, Harmon recently spoke to American TV Guide about the joys of her character and the pleasure she gets from being able to play with guns and do her own stunts.

“I’m a tough chick, a very physical girl,” explains the self-described Texas tomboy. “The first thing I want to do after seven hours in a morgue is go outside, run around and shoot somebody.”

No wonder Harmon was the top choice to play Lindsay, impressing executive producer Elizabeth Craft from the start. “She is so vivacious and charismatic and witty and down-to-earth,” says Craft. “We knew she would be perfect.”

Filling out the Club this season have been; Paula Newsome as married medical examiner Claire, Laura Harris as commitment-phobe assistant district attorney Jill, and Aubrey Dollar as persistent reporter Cindy.

However despite the mostly female cast, the series has not suffered from the usual rumours of catfights on sets full of women. In fact “super­fun” seems to be the operative phrase for life on the Murder scene.

“We’ve had a blast so far,” confirms Rob Estes, who plays Lindsay’s ex-husband and current boss, Lt. Tom Hogan.

“I call Angie the atomic energy source because she never stops. One day she had made a sign that said, ‘Sorry I made y’all wait, I was late.’ I wore that sign almost the whole day!”

“Rob and I just so enjoy publicly humiliating each other. He’s like the brother I never had,” Harmon adds.

But will this “brother” be one of the people put in danger due to Lindsay’s determination to catch the notorious Kiss-Me-Not killer? Find out when Women’s Murder Club finals on Monday, October 6th at 11:30pm on 3.

Poor ratings has seen changes to the TV3 schedule on Monday Nights immediately…

Women’s Murder Club moves to the slot following Sports Tonight on Monday nights (around 11:15-11:30pm).

The Unit pulled altogether… “Unfortunately, The Unit wasn’t performing as expected in the timeslot. TV3 will consider screening further episodes at a later date.”

Movies (The Bourne Identity on August 25 and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life on September 1) replace Women’s Murder Club at 8:30pm.

Monday, August 11th at 8:30pm

The action continues in Women’s Murder Club, screening Monday, August 11th at 8:30pm on 3, with Lindsay and Jill contemplating their own biological clocks when the Club investigates the murder of a young man, and the disappearance of his pregnant wife just days before her due date.

Based on crime author James Patterson’s best-selling novels, Women’s Murder Club revolves around the lives of four women in San Francisco – Homicide Inspector Lindsay Boxer (Angie Harmon), Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt (Laura Harris), Medical Examiner Claire Washburn (Paula Newsome) and crime reporter Cindy Thomas (Aubrey Dollar) – who come together to use their expertise and talents in their respective fields to solve murder cases.

Angie Harmon, who portrays Homicide Inspector Lindsay Boxer in the hit series, recently said that working with female co-stars Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar and Laura Harris is really a great experience.

“It’s fantastic. Also, because we are women, we have the ability to be nurturing and supportive and caring for each other… When you take one and put it with three other ones, we all are very powerful in what we do,” Harmon told movieweb.com.

“The four of us don’t find a weakness and pounce on it. You lift each other up and support each other… We have a deep respect for each other… it’s become a very nurturing and supportive group.”

However, Harmon clarified that her decision to join the cast of Women’s Murder Club wasn’t necessarily based on the fact that the lead characters are strong and very capable women.

“When this one came about, it wasn’t that, ‘Oh, this is a strong female, and where is it going to be?’ It was just a project that I really liked and I cared deeply about, and that’s basically what I make my decisions on,” she says.

In order to understand her character better, Harmon has been doing research with real-life detectives in Los Angeles.

“We’re trying to fit in going to crime scenes and things, and I’ve just asked nothing with children because that, I wouldn’t be able to handle,” she says. “I’ve got a few people in other offices that I call and ask and get advice from… that’s basically as far as I can take it.”

Still, Harmon said that she has come to realise that the best source of information and inspiration when it comes to bringing life to Lindsay is Patterson’s books.

“That’s what’s great about it – because of his writing and the detail and the character and the job description and all of that,” she told movieweb.com.

“If there is a question that comes up and you can’t get somebody on the phone, all you do is you go back to any one of the six books, and the answer is there in every single one of them.”

But how will she deal with her character’s ticking biological clock? Find out when Women’s Murder Club screens on Monday, August 11th at 8:30pm on 3.

Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm

Cindy’s (Aubrey Dollar) computer skills came in handy when she hacks into an online dating website to recover a victim’s details in this week’s action packed Women’s Murder Club, screening Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm on 3.

Aubrey Dollar first entered the entertainment industry in 1993; however Women’s Murder Club is the first time the 27-year-old actress is getting the opportunity to portray a character her own age.

“It’s the first time I’ve gotten to play a role my own age, which is kind of nice,” Dollar, whose previous television credits include the teen dramas Dawson’s Creek and Point Pleasant, recently told The News & Observer.

“It’s really nice to have adult dialogue, to deal with a natural career and not high school,” she adds.

Based on crime author James Patterson’s best-selling novels, Women’s Murder Club is the new hit series that centres on the lives of four women; a homicide detective, an assistant district attorney, a medical examiner and a newspaper reporter, who come together to use their expertise and talents in their respective fields to solve murder cases. Dollar portrays Cindy Thomas, the crime reporter for a San Francisco paper.

“She’s really intelligent, she’s really ambitious, she’s the youngest member of the four, and she’s the newest to her profession,” Dollar says of her character. “She’s really focused, has great instincts, and she’s a little socially awkward.”

The show, which also stars Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome, Tyrees Allen and Rob Estes, has been described by critics as a mixture of Sex and the City and CSI.

Like CSI, forensics plays a big part on Women’s Murder Club; however Dollar claims that although she tunes in to forensic shows, she’s not much of a fan.

“I have girlfriends who are really, really into them. I certainly like it but I’ve never been wildly into it,” she says. “I think I have kind of a weak stomach for that sort of thing.”

Having a “weak stomach” for gore has not proven well for Dollar, considering she often has to film scenes in incredibly realistic sets.

“Oftentimes, it’s a corpse of someone who’s been a character. It’s an exact replica. The sweet lady that you’ve been talking to all week, all of a sudden, she’s lying on the table with her stomach open and her brains hanging out, and it’s really disgusting!” she explains.

Disgusting or not, that is often the reality of belonging to “the club”. Make sure not to miss this week’s episode when our four ladies solve another puzzling case, Women’s Murder Club screens, Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm on 3.

Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm

Cindy’s (Aubrey Dollar) computer skills came in handy when she hacks into an online dating website to recover a victim’s details in this week’s action packed Women’s Murder Club, screening Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm on 3.

Aubrey Dollar first entered the entertainment industry in 1993; however Women’s Murder Club is the first time the 27-year-old actress is getting the opportunity to portray a character her own age.

“It’s the first time I’ve gotten to play a role my own age, which is kind of nice,” Dollar, whose previous television credits include the teen dramas Dawson’s Creek and Point Pleasant, recently told The News & Observer.

“It’s really nice to have adult dialogue, to deal with a natural career and not high school,” she adds.

Based on crime author James Patterson’s best-selling novels, Women’s Murder Club is the new hit series that centres on the lives of four women; a homicide detective, an assistant district attorney, a medical examiner and a newspaper reporter, who come together to use their expertise and talents in their respective fields to solve murder cases. Dollar portrays Cindy Thomas, the crime reporter for a San Francisco paper.

“She’s really intelligent, she’s really ambitious, she’s the youngest member of the four, and she’s the newest to her profession,” Dollar says of her character. “She’s really focused, has great instincts, and she’s a little socially awkward.”

The show, which also stars Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome, Tyrees Allen and Rob Estes, has been described by critics as a mixture of Sex and the City and CSI.

Like CSI, forensics plays a big part on Women’s Murder Club; however Dollar claims that although she tunes in to forensic shows, she’s not much of a fan.

“I have girlfriends who are really, really into them. I certainly like it but I’ve never been wildly into it,” she says. “I think I have kind of a weak stomach for that sort of thing.”

Having a “weak stomach” for gore has not proven well for Dollar, considering she often has to film scenes in incredibly realistic sets.

“Oftentimes, it’s a corpse of someone who’s been a character. It’s an exact replica. The sweet lady that you’ve been talking to all week, all of a sudden, she’s lying on the table with her stomach open and her brains hanging out, and it’s really disgusting!” she explains.

Disgusting or not, that is often the reality of belonging to “the club”. Make sure not to miss this week’s episode when our four ladies solve another puzzling case, Women’s Murder Club screens, Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm on 3.

Check out this promo for new series “Women’s Murder Club”:

Based on the bestselling books by James Patterson, the show is based around the lives of four women from San Francisco who come together to solve murder mysteries.