This is a take off of the british series. I've watched through all the british series years ago (it went off the air I think 2 years ago?) and enjoyed it, though it was very soapy.
The US version is even more so, and some of the character isn't quite there. The BBC show had a mix of women, including older women (not model-types) who tended to make the show a bit more believable. The US version is.. interesting, and very different, but I can see why this was pushed back.
Originally planned as a midseason replacement, ABC seems to to be burning this off in the summer.