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‘666 Park Avenue’s Unaired Episodes Slated For Summer, Will Be Paired With ‘Zero Hour’

By | Monday May 20, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

666 Park AvenueCancelled ABC drama 666 Park Avenue will return on Saturday, June 22, with the unaired episodes slated to run in the Saturday 9 PM slot for four weeks. 666 Park Ave will be paired with another short-lived ABC freshman drama, Zero Hour, whose unaired episodes will launch on June 15 from 8-10 PM and will air in the Saturday 8 PM hour starting June 22, leading into 666 Park Ave.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Once Upon A Time’, ’666 Park Ave’ And ‘The Good Wife’ Up

By | Monday October 22, 2012 @ 9:19am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was good news all around for ABC on Sunday. The only major broadcast network not to air live sports in primetime last night saw its entire scripted lineup post week-to-week ratings increases. Once Upon A Time (3.3/8) was up 10%. Revenge (2.8/6) was up a tenth for a second consecutive week, while rookie 666 Park Avenue reversed its downward ratings trend since the series premiere, up 20%. The only show in the negative column for ABC last night was America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.3/4), which was down a tenth facing an hour of NFL overrun on CBS.

That overrun, whose exact duration was 56 minutes, pushed the start of CBS’ primetime. That was bad news for East Coast fans of The Mentalist, which started a couple of minutes before 11 PM, and great news for Steven Spielberg and his upcoming film Lincoln. 60 Minutes, which aired a segment on Spielberg and his new movie, shot up 75% from last week to a 3.5/9 in adults 19-49 following the football overrun. The gains didn’t carry over to the 9 PM hour where The Amazing Race (2.3/5) was down 12% from last week. But at 10 PM, The Good Wife (1.9/5) is currently running up 12% from last week. Is the female-skewing drama better suited for 10 PM where it doesn’t have to face ABC’s similarly targeted Revenge? Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ’666 Park Ave’ Starts Low; ‘Once’ & ‘Revenge’ Return On Par; CBS, Fox Shows Down; ‘SNF’ Logs Best Week 4 Game

By | Monday October 1, 2012 @ 10:07am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s fairytale drama Once Upon A Time made a solid return last night with a 3.8/10 in adults 18-49, a tenth below the fast national for its big series debut last fall. It was the highest-rated scripted series of the night despite Fox’s lineup getting an NFL boost. Soap Revenge posted a 3.2/7 in its second-season premiere in the new Sunday 9 PM slot. It was a respectable showing — a tenth below its series premiere last fall in the Wednesday 10 PM slot with a huge Modern Family lead-in and up 7% from the final season opener of Desperate Housewives in the Sunday 9 PM berth last September. It also dominated CBS’ The Good Wife (1.8/4) in the time period. But ABC’s new spooky drama 666 Park Avenue (2.2/5) was off to a slow start at 10 PM, down 29% from last fall’s debut of the now-defunct Pan Am.  Read More »

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Joins ‘Nashville’, ’666 Park Ave’ & ‘Royal Pains’ Book Actors

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 4:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: According To Jim alumna Kimberly Williams-Paisley is returning to ABC with a multi-episode arc on the network’s new drama series Nashville, a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak (Connie Britton) and one on the rise (Hayden Panettiere). On the Lionsgate/ABC Studios series, Williams-Paisley will play Peggy Samper, an old flame and former co-worker of Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), husband of Rayna Jaymes (Britton). Williams-Paisley, repped by Gersh and Kritzer, Levine, Wilkins, Griffin, Nilon, knows well the Nashville music scene — she lives in Nashville and is married to country music star Brad Paisley.

Tessa Thompson is set to recur on another new ABC drama, 666 Park Avenue, about a young couple (Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor) who sign up as managers of a mysterious Manhattan building.  Thompson will play Laurel Harris, a media consultant with an inside track on New York politics. She entices Henry (Annable) with her contacts, offering to open doors for him, and her presence complicates his relationship with his girlfriend (Taylor).

Meet another Lawson. Charley Koontz has booked a two-episode arc on hit USA series Royal Pains, playing Hank and Evan’s likeable overweight cousin who is suffering from a medical condition exacerbated by his extra weight. Owen was taken advantage of financially by … Read More »

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’666 Park Avenue’ Producer David Wilcox Says Horror Good Fit For TV: TCA

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 2:30pm PDT

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

At today’s TCA panel on ABC’s new horror series 666 Park Avenue, executive producer David Wilcox said he believes a network show in the horror genre can hold its own against such blood-drenched cable competition as FX’s American Horror Story and AMC’s The Walking Dead. Said Wilcox: “I have been a horror fan for a long time, this kind of genre has a direct connection with the audience that has a great appeal to me. I’ve thought that there could be a show in the horror genre that could work on network television for a long time, it’s so successful theatrically”. The series is based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce. Wilcox said the books “have the DNA that could really work on network television. It’s a scary but character-driven supernatural soap”.

Related: Andre Braugher And Shawn Ryan On ABC’s ‘Last Resort’: TCA

Wilcox appeared on the dais with executive producer Matthew Miller and cast embers Rachael Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn and Dave Annable. The producers were asked how they planned to compete with the freedom on cable to deal graphically with violence and horror. Wilcox said the producers would take their clue from Hitchcock, using psychological rather than graphic horror. “From the beginning, what I told my writers and expressed to ABC, we don’t have the tool of gore and blood … Read More »

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ABC First Look Teasers: 2012-13 New Shows

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s The Neighbors - Comedy
Produced by ABC Studios. From writer/executive producer Dan Fogelman and executive producers Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton and Chris Koch. Directed by Chris Koch (pilot):

ABC’s 666 Park Avenue – Drama
Produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros Television. From writer/executive producer David Wilcox and executive producers Matthew Miller, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo. Directed by Alex Graves (pilot):

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‘Chuck’s Matt Miller To Executive Produce ABC Pilot ’666 Park Avenue’

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 2:14pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Chuck executive producer Matt Miller has come on board as executive producer/showrunner of a new hourlong project from Chuck producer Warner Bros. TV, ABC supernatural pilot 666 Park Avenue. Based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce, the project centers on a young couple (Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. David Wilcox, who wrote the script, is executive producing with Miller and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Vanessa Williams To Co-Star In ABC Pilot ’666 Park Avenue’

By | Friday March 9, 2012 @ 7:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Wisteria Lane resident Vanessa Williams is moving to a new address — 666 Park Ave. Williams has become the first Desperate Housewives cast member to book a new pilot, ABC’s supernatural drama 666 Park Avenue. Based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce, the project centers on a young couple (Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Williams, repped by  UTA and GEF Entertainment, will play the coldly beautiful and sophisticated wife of the building’s owner (Terry O’Quinn). The casting stems from the talent holding deal Williams signed with ABC in November. Williams, who will finish up the final season of Desperate Housewives where she plays divorcee Renee Perry, has her memoir coming out next month.

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Victor Garber & Rachael Taylor Book Pilots

By | Tuesday February 28, 2012 @ 4:27pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Alias and Eli Stone alum Victor Garber has been tapped to star in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious, from Universal TV and BermanBraun. Written by Liz Heldens, it is described as an opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy Lawson family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Paradigm-repped Garber will play Robert Lawson, the patriarch of the family and CEO of Lawson Pharmaceuticals. A spectacularly wealthy man with a mansion in Greenwich, Conn., Robert has four children, a second wife and a mistress, and he expects immediate obedience from everyone within his circle of family and friends.

Rachael Taylor has landed a lead role in ABC’s drama pilot 666 Park Avenue. Based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce, the project centers on a young couple (Taylor, Dave Annable) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Terry O’Quinn plays the building’s owner. This is Taylor’s third consecutive major series gig at ABC — she played one of the three leads on Charlie’s Angels this season and recurred on Grey’s Anatomy.

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‘Lost’ Alum Terry O’Quinn’s Next TV Gig: Starring Role In ABC Supernatural Pilot

By | Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 5:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Terry O’Quinn 666 Park AvenueEXCLUSIVE: One of Lost‘s most popular stars, Terry O’Quinn, is back on the supernatural drama beat and back at ABC with a lead role in the network’s drama pilot 666 Park Avenue. Based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce, the project centers on a young couple who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. O’Quinn will play Gavin, the building’s owner. Alex Graves is directing the Warner Bros. TV/Alloy Entertainment pilot, written by David Wilcox. O’Quinn is coming off a major arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O this season. This marks the second ABC drama pilot Quinn has done since the end of the network’s hit series Lost. Last year, he starred in Marc Cherry’s Hallelujah.

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