Dead Soap Walking: Mistresses Flops on ABC

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It's one thing to adore a principled, do-gooder, "Gladiator" in love with a married president (Hi, Scandal's Olivia Pope!), but is America actually ready to embrace a soap opera where several female protagonists are homewreckers? Apparently not, judging from the ratings for ABC's Mistresses.

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Under 4.5 million people tuned in for the premiere of the Mouse House's summer sudser, starring an all-grown-up Alyssa Milano. The American version of the U.K. hit only netted a 1.2 among adults 18-49. What did you think of the premiere of Mistresses? Sound off in the comments!

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