ABC BRINGS AVE, BEAUTY AND SOME MAID HELPThe channel which never disappoints and always brings the best of shows, ABC has a few aces in their sleeve for the next season: those who love horror will love 666 PARK AVE, following a young couple which accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, and then they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. The cast will be lead by brilliant Dave Annable from BROTHERS AND SISTERS.They will also have two stunning blond Malin Akerman and Portia de Rossi in THE SMART ONE, a comedy about a smart girl
I've already mentioned ABC's take on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST a fantasy reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world where a beautiful and tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast. The update is that young Chris Egan (who lead the cast in ABC's last year pilot for POE, which was never turned into a regular show) will play princess' fiancé. ABC is trying to use the huge success of their ONCE UPON A TIME show this year to bring more fantasy projects to the small screens. There's also DEVIOUS MAIDS, coming from the creator of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, Marc Cherry and following four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work
Fantasy will be seen in GOTHAM as well, a show about a female cop who, after pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, discovers a magical world that exists within New York City. A world that goes unseen by normal humans takes all of the familiar N.Y. landmarks and reinvents them in a magical, otherworldly manner. I've already mentioned earlier THE LAST RESORT which will center on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world's smallest nuclear nation. Scott Speedman leads the cast.
CBS GOES GAY & SHERLOCKOver at CBS they've announced the pilot for PARTNERS, a personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie and Louis' friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. But the catch of this show is that Charlie is straight while Louis is gay. The cast already includes some nice names: Superman Brandon Routh will be Charlie, joined by Michael Urie as Louis and gorgeous Sophia Bush. CBS also has ELEMENTARY pilot in which Jonny Lee Miller plays Sherlock Holmes but solving crimes in modern day New York.
NBC GOES SF AND MOBILEMeanwhile, NBC will go DOWN WARDLY MOBILE with Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the show about the proprietor of a mobile home park who serves as a surrogate mother
NBC will also go sf in BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE(an imaginative and thematically rich
FOX SIGNS ZACHARY LEVIFox will try to LET IT GO with popular and beloved Zachary Levi in ensemble comedy about a married couple, his best friend and her sister as they try to navigate, negotiate and sometimes manipulate society's unspoken rules. On the other hand legendary Donald Sutherland and young blond hunk Mike Vogel will be LIVING LOADED, in the story about a partying blogger who is forced to change career plans when he becomes a radio host.
CW'S GALACTIC QUEENSOver at CW they are ready to release the ARROW, with Stephen Amell, based on the DC Comics title, a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics superhero Green Arrow which is being directed
But, probably the most interesting pilot at CW is THE SELECTION, an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centres on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads. The cast is lead by gorgeous blond Aimee Teegarden (from FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and by equally gorgeous Ethan Peck (the grandson of Gregory) as prince.
When it comes to other channels, SyFy is developing a pilot based on Paul Bettany's LEGION film on fallen angels, and they will also have THE DOVER AGENDA, about a young man who is recruited by his future self to work for a secret military unit using futuristic technology.