Check out the trailers. “Betrayal” is sleek and handsomely done, though it seems like it’d be better as a short-run series or even a movie, a sensation I had with a couple of the other shows as well.
The spinoff “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” has a lot of possibilities. It looks like they’ve done a good job taking a general idea and applying it in an engaging new way with the Alice in Wonderland myth.
Malin Ackerman, Bradley Whitfield and Marcia Gay Harden definitely are looking promising in “Trophy Wife.”
Rebel Wilson, unsurprisingly, has some good moments in the otherwise very broad “Super Fun Night.” I’d say the same about Jimmy Caan and his co-stas in the Bad News Bear-ish “Back in the Game.”
I also liked the metaphysical premise of “Resurrection,” and it has a terrific cast (the photo is from that trailer)
After just one outing, ABC blanched at the series-low bad ratings for two of its more promising comedies (“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23” and “Happy Endings”) in the 10 PM Sunday night slot.
Now the network is moving them into the spot previously held by another probably doomed show, “666 Park Ave.” (Yes, we know “666” has some ardent fans, but you better put your mojo hat on if you’re saving that show now).
ABC’s top White House correspondent, Jake Tapper, is jumping ship for an anchor gig at a rival news network. Deadline’s Dominic Patten has all the details here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/abc-news-jake-tapper-moves-to-cnn/
What do you think of the move? Are you a fan of Tapper’s work, or do you think this won’t make much difference for his struggling new employer?
ABC is losing its top White House correspondent, Jake Tapper, to another network, Deadline’s Dominic Patten reports. Will Tapper’s shift to an anchor spot for the struggling competition make any difference? Are you a fan of Tapper’s work?
Read all the details here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/abc-news-jake-tapper-moves-to-cnn/
It’s the end of the road for “666 Park Ave.” And there don’t appear to be many more resorts to fall back on for “The Last Resort.” Both new shows appear headed off air, Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports, after ABC decided not to extend either with additional episode orders.
Read more on their demise, and what happens next for the network in a time slot that it just hasn’t been able to reliably fill since “Ugly Betty” ended: http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/last-resort-666-park-ave-cancelled-abc/
They won’t be singing any sad songs on the set of ABC’s “Nashville” show this week: the series just got a full-season order from the network. For fans of show star Connie Britton in particularly, they’ll be doing something closer to Bob Wills’ Western swing.
Read more here from Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva: http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/abc-drama-nashville-gets-full-season-order/
This perfect storm might just get a lot of sci-fi fans buzzing: filmmaker Alex Proyas is trying his hand at TV for the first time, working with Jaime Paglia, long-time creator of SyFy network’s “Eureka” on an ABC show based on Tim Lebbon’s award-winning “Toxic City” trilogy of books. Yeah, might get some folks jazzed up.
Read the details here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/alex-proyas-to-produce-direct-abc-drama-project-penned-by-eureka-co-creator/
What do you think about this project? Looking forward to seeing what they do with it?
ABC comedy pilot “Trophy Wife” is picking up a few trophy castings, with TV vet BradleyWhitford signing on as hubby to said special spouse, and Marcia Gay Harden (who in a more right-thinking universe, would herself be everyone’s idea of a trophy wife, especially with this character’s bio) may sign on as ex-wife No. 1.