Women's Murder Club by Vivian Zink/ABC Women's Murder Club by Vivian Zink/ABC
Women's Murder Club is showing signs of life! According to multiple sources, the ABC drama could return later this season with as many as three additional episodes

if - and this is a

big if - a new show-runner can be found in the next few days. Coincidentally, just hours ago, a Murder Club staffer e-mailed to tell me that, contrary to my report in this week's Ask Ausiello, the show's sets have not been struck. But in my defense, they almost were. "The crew started tearing down the sets last Thursday," whispers the set-sider, "but on Friday, they were told to stop because there was a plan in motion to resuscitate the show." Whether or not that plan succeeds is the big question. And even if a show-runner is found and those three episodes are produced, there's still no guarantee that Murder Club will be back in the fall. "ABC wants to see what these three episodes look like before making a decision," notes an insider. "That's why it's so critical that they get made. Without them, the show is doomed." My advice to Murder fans? Check back throughout the weekend for updates to this fast-moving story. In the meantime, this might be a good time to remind ABC that the show has a lot of support. At least I think it does.