David Zabel

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Betrayal Creator David Zabel: We're Not Trying to Romanticize Adultery

ABC's new series Betrayal is being marketed as a sexy new drama — and it is — but creator David Zabel (ER) insists the show isn't setting out to glorify infidelity.

"There's no way that anyone who watches the series will ever think that we're romanticizing or justifying adultery or infidelity," Zabel, who adapted the show from a Dutch drama, tells TVGuide.com. "We are examining the difficult situation that people in monogamous relationships find themselves in when they meet somebody else and think that might be the person they're meant to be with. ... It's very difficult for these characters."

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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

Few captive audiences present as treacherous a minefield as the Television Critics Association, whose members are conditioned not to applaud or otherwise act like fans on those rare occasions during a press tour when a pilot episode is screened for the entire group for the first time. (Those of us with long memories remember when such events have backfired, most notably in my experience with the ...
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The Complete Pilot Report: ABC Has Rebel Wilson, Bradley Whitford and S.H.I.E.L.D

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the ABC pilots: (Click here for CBS, CW, Fox and NBC.)read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Lucky 7 TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 Betrayal TV Show Series, Creator
2013 Betrayal TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 ER: Blackout
Season 14, Episode 7
Episode, Writer

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Pilot Season: ABC Orders Drama and Comedy From Steven Spielberg's Studio

ABC is getting into business with Steven Spielberg.

The network has ordered a drama pilot and a comedy pilot from the blockbuster director's studio Amblin TV.

Lucky 7 follows seven employees of a Queens service station whose lives are changed in many unpredictable ways when they win a lottery jackpot. (Maybe they played the lucky Lost numbers?) The pilot was written by David Zabel (ER) and Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7).

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Pilot Season: ABC Picks Up Three Dramas, Aaron Kaplan Comedy

ABC has given pilot orders to three dramas from David Zabel, Aaron Zelman and Byron Balasco, and a comedy from Aaron Kaplan.

In Betrayal, a beautiful but... read more

The Biz: Why ABC Should Save Detroit 1-8-7

Aisha Hinds, who plays Lt. Maureen Mason on ABC's Detroit 1-8-7, was feeling the love recently while at a Trader Joe's in Royal Oak, Michigan. "A woman wanted to give me her entire cart of groceries," she says. "I just came in for a bottle of water."

That's a typical reaction in the Detroit area ... read more

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