The Drake will reopen its doors on June 22, when ABC’s 666 Park Avenue returns to finish up its freshman run.
The ill-fated spooker — which ABC pulled from the schedule after its Dec. 2, 2012 broadcast — will unspool its four remaining episodes on Saturdays at 9/8c, with the finale airing July 13.
Since the series’ producers had opportunity to deliver closure for its fans, Rachael Taylor, for one, gives the final episode two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
“I love the ending,” the actress told TVLine last week at NBC’s Upfront event, where she was touting her new series Crisis. “Everything gets completely flipped on its head, and it was very fun for me to play. My character is very different in the last episode. I’m really looking forward to people seeing the end, because s—t gets crazy.”
As previously announced, fellow ABC freshman Zero Hour will also wrap its run this summer, airing Saturdays at 8 pm beginning June 15 (with a double-header), leading to an Aug. 3 finale.
Fans of canceled series Do No Harm, Zero Hour and 666 Park Avenue will be able to get some closure. The shows’ final episodes will air on Saturdays beginning in June, The Futon Critic reports.
Zero Hour will return with back-to-back episodes on June 15 at 8/7c on ABC. It will air new episodes each week, leading up to a two-hour finale on Aug. 3.
NBC’s Do No Harm will return on June 29 at 10/9c.
TV Line previously reported that ABC will also air the final episodes of 666 Park Avenue on Saturdays this summer, though a return date has not been confirmed.
ABC is doing another number on 666 Park Avenue fans.
Having already denied the “seductive,” supernatural drama a full season, the Alphabet network now has shelved its plan to unspool the remaining episodes starting next month.
Instead, an extra helping of original Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 episodes will fill the Sundays-at-10 void beginning Jan. 6, with 666 Park‘s unaired episodes now expected to see the light of day… come summer.
Happy Endings and Apartment 23 will continue to also air fresh episodes in Tuesday’s 9 o’clock hour. (With both comedies set to be sidelined by the next cycle of Dancing With the Stars come March, the sitcoms have inventory to spare.)
Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue will not leave viewers hanging. Despite ABC pulling the plug on the freshman dramas last week, the brains behind both shows tell TVLine that they were given enough time to turn their respective swan songs into series finales. “We have time to tweak,” confirms Last Resort creator Shawn Ryan, adding that Episode 13 will indeed function as a full-fledged series finale.
666 exec producers David Wilcox and Matt Miller, meanwhile, tease that their Sunday spookfest “is building to a powerful and surprising series finale, where all your questions will be answered. We hope fans of the show continue watching all the way to the end of Jane and Henry’s incredible journey to the dark side.” Is it really the end for 666 though? DVR data released last week showed the ratings for the thriller’s Nov. 4 episode spiking a staggering 77 percent — raising hopes that ABC might un-ring the cancellation bell. The news prompted leading man Dave Annable to vent on Twitter that ABC “f—ed up” by axing the series. But it’s a decision the network appears to be standing by.
While ABC president Paul Lee calls the DVR surge “amazing,” it’s not enough to offset the show’s miniscule live numbers. “It’s wonderful to see the passion [these] shows have,” he says. “We just have to make sure we monetize it.”
ABC has canceled Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue, TVGuide.com has learned.
The network will air the remaining episodes from their initial orders of 13, but will not pick up any additional hours. No word yet on when the series finales will air.
Last Resort, which stars Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman as crew members of a renegade nuclear submarine, debuted in September to 9.31 million viewers and a 2.2 demo rating ,just a tenth higher in the demo than Charlie’s Angels, which failed to deliver last season in the same timeslot. Its most recent episode tied a series low of 5.8 million with 1.3 rating.
666 Park Avenue also consistently fell in the ratings, bowing to 7 million and a 2.2, well below Pan Am‘s 11 million and 3.1 in the timeslot last fall. The series stars Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor as an innocent Midwestern couple who get hired as resident managers of a spooky New York apartment building owned by Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn), who may or may not be the devil. Sunday’s episode matched a series low of 4 million with 1.3.
On Monday, ABC picked up country-fried drama Nashville for a full season.
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ABC is adding to the seasons of four returning series.
The network on Friday picked up two additional episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family and The Middle, while adding an extra installment of Castle, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The news comes as the network opted to pass on the back-nine order for Shonda Rhimes‘ Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice, bringing an end to the Kate Walsh medical drama after its current sixth season.
With the orders, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family and The Middle‘s respective seasons will run for 24 episodes, while Castle tallies 23.
Also on Friday, the network picked up two additional scripts for both freshman dramas 666 Park Avenue and Shawn Ryan‘s critical darling Last Resort, which thus far this fall have been ratings underperformers on their respective Sunday and Thursday slots.