ABC Sets Three New Prime-Time Hours for Spring

Dec 2, 2008  •  Post A Comment

ABC will be rolling out three new dramas in the spring: “Castle,” “Cupid” and “The Unusuals.”
“Castle,” from ABC Studios, stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, a mystery novelist who teams up with an NYPD detective investigating homicides copied from his novels. The show is executive produced by Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman, Laurie Zaks and Andrew Marlow, who also serves as creator. “Castle” debuts Mon., March 9, at 10 p.m.
Cupid,” set to premiere Tues., March 24, at 10 p.m., features Bobby Cannavale as Trevor Pierce, a man thought to be the Roman god of love sent to Earth to make 100 couples fall in love before he is allowed to return to Mount Olympus. Rob Thomas serves as creator and executive producer with Jennier Gwartz, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge and Diane Ruggerio. ABC Studios will produce.
In “The Unusuals,” Amber Tamblyn stars as an NYPD homicide detective whose co-workers have an unusual sense of humor for their line of work. The series, which debuts Wed., April 8, at 10 p.m., is created by Noah Hawley. Mr. Hawley also will serve as executive producer with Robert DeLaurentis and Peter O’Fallon. Peter Tolan will serve as an executive consultant. “Unusuals” comes from 26 Keys in association with Sony Pictures TV.
ABC also is set to bring back “Primetime: What Would You Do?” on Tues., Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. The show, hosted by John Quiñones, features everyday people whose reactions to various scenarios are caught on tape.

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  1. Stupid, Stupid & more STUPID. Save something really GREAT like PUSHING DAISIES before you go on to ‘more of the same’ cutesy blather.
    UNBELIEVABLE!! You finally get a WINNING show, with FANTASTIC characters, FABULOUS CAST!,ORIGINAL and different storyline with fast moving EXTREMELY WITTY dialogue for those of us who aren’t brain dead with your stupid ‘reality’ garbage, and you decide to CANCEL IT?????!!!! -BAD MOVE! PUSHING DAISIES is the best show you’ve come up with yet! There are still plenty of us out here that need a little humor and mental stimulation. And what a fantastic combination of cast! It’s my FAVORITE SHOW! I really don’t need more remakes, copycat or generally large breasted based interest shows with NO SUBSTANCE! These are just the ABSOLUTELY **BEST ACTORS** who work so well together! This is REAL ENTERTAINMENT! (And trying to shove us over to ‘Chuck’ by making ‘duplicate image’ characters won’t work for me-Think We didn’t notice??)
    **And By The Way…these are **EXCELLENT WRITERS**- worth their WEIGHT in GOLD! Keep them on this…WE WANT MORE!!!!
    If ratings seemed lower after the writers strike- think of THIS… You made us wait forever and **NEVER PROMOTED** the RETURN of Pushing Daisies as you did other shows. Your viewers became confused & LOST trying to find out WHEN or IF* you would ever bring it back! (*Just for the record…by reading an old article, is the FIRST I’ve heard of your Pie Hole trailer! It should’ve been added to the end or as a commercial attachment during the show*. I would’ve loved to see that!) DUHHH! *THIS ONE HAS SUSTANCE! What a wonderful escape FROM the true reality!
    *And you would DENY US a real conclusion by continuing the saga in a COMIC BOOK???!!! Thanks for NOTHING, ABC! What’s wrong with you?
    **CONTINUE THIS SHOW!! Dump some of the other really JUNK shows for the mindless kiddies instead!

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