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ABC Announces Premiere Dates for New Dramas

December 2, 2008 by  

Three new dramas will be joining the ABC lineup and the premiere dates have just been released.

CASTLE on Monday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m
CUPID on Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m.
THE UNUSUALS on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00 p.m.

I’ll be working on a revised TV schedule for the winter season. So many new shows – soon enough it will be time to rework the TiVo.

For more on each of these shows, check out the descriptions after the jump.

Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion, “Desperate Housewives”), who is bored with his own success, learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Rick is soon questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic, “The Spirit”), a very bright, aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Rick and Kate’s styles instantly clash, yet sparks begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build upon their new relationship as they look to solve strange homicides in New York – as much fun as one can have with death & murder. Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan, “Dharma and Greg”) and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn, “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”).

Also starring in the series are Ruben Santiago-Hudson (“Law & Order”) as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones (“Daddy Day Camp”) as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas (“Generation Kill”) as NYPD Detective Tony Esposito and Seamus Dever (“Army Wives”) as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

“Cupid” is a romantic dramedy about Trevor Pierce (Bobby Cannavale, “Will & Grace”), a larger than life character who may or may not be the Roman god of love, Cupid, sent to earth to bring 100 couples together before he is allowed to return to Mt. Olympus. As fate would have it, Trevor is under the care of psychiatrist and self-help author Dr. Claire McCrae (Sarah Paulson, “The Spirit,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”), who is also dedicated to helping lonely hearts find their soul mates. When it comes to true love, Claire believes it’s all about friendship and compatibility, but for Trevor, heat and passion conquer all. Only time will tell who will win the battle for love.

“Cupid” stars Bobby Cannavale as Trevor, Sarah Paulson as Claire, Rick Gomez as Felix and Camille Guaty as Lita.

“The Unusuals”
In “The Unusuals,” it helps if a cop has a twisted sense of humor, because every moment could be your last. Just ask Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), who started her day as an NYPD vice detective before unexpectedly being transferred to the homicide division. She quickly realizes that, not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor, but also their own dirty little secrets.

The series stars Amber Tamblyn as Detective Casey Shraeger, Jeremy Renner as Detective Jason Walsh, Harold Perrineau as Detective Leo Banks, Josh Close as Detective Henry Cole, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Detective Allison Beaumont, Kai Lennox as Detective Eddie Alvarez, with Terry Kinney as Sergeant Harvey Brown and Adam Goldberg as Detective Eric Delahoy.

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5 Responses to “ABC Announces Premiere Dates for New Dramas”

  1. bubblewrap on December 2nd, 2008 8:00 pm

    All three shows sound interesting and I’ll probably check them all out. I’m most looking forward to Castle though- sounds like it will be good!

  2. Billiam on December 3rd, 2008 9:00 am

    I already watch too much TV, plus am already waiting on several shows to make returns (24, Scrubs, Lost), so the only new show that I will most likely watch will be Dollhouse.
    But here’s two things I notice:
    So Nathan Fillion takes on a project that sounds a lot safer than most of his previous outtings. I guess I hope he finally finds some success, though I’m not especially interested in seeing him solve mysteries. Also, I know it’s ABC, but it makes me slightly sad to se that “Desperate Housewives” is counted as his most recognizable role.
    ABC will now have 3 freshmen police procedurals. Are they trying to emulate the success of NYPD Blue or of CBS?

  3. Kimber on December 3rd, 2008 9:18 am

    Hmm … so ABC drops original shows like Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies, in favour of two new cop dramas? Really? While Castle does sound entertaining (and stars Nathan Fillion, whom I know from “Dr. Horrible”, not “Desperate Housewives”…), I’m not sure how long they’ll be able to drag out this “copycat killer” thing before it goes stale. I think I’ll just stick with Dollhouse, and the return of Scrubs, thank you very much.

  4. Susan on December 3rd, 2008 10:06 am

    I liked the original Cupid and was sorry to see it get canceled way back when. And I LoVe Rob Thomas, so I’ll definitely check it out. Anything that man does is genius.

  5. Courtney on December 3rd, 2008 11:23 am

    V. excited about The Unusuals, but Cupid is a stupid remake. I don’t understand why they’re remaking the EXACT SAME SHOW THEY CANCELLED ten years ago. I enjoyed it then–when they had a better cast.