666 Park Avenue is getting a few new residents.
Without a Trace alum Enrique Murciano and One Life to Live's Wendy Moniz have landed multi-episode arcs on the new ABC drama, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
In 666, an innocent Midwestern couple (Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor) get hired as resident managers of an Upper East Side apartment building in New York owned by Gavin (Lost's Terry O'Quinn) and Olivia Doran (Vanessa Williams). Unbeknownst to them, the residents have all made deals with the devil to have their desires fulfilled.
666 Park Avenue's Terry O'Quinn plays a "sharecropper on the plantation of evil"
Murciano (CSI, NCIS) will play...
NBC will surely miss the Olympics ratings bump once the Games are over, with closing ceremony set for Sunday, but the rest of TV is more than ready to get back to business. Even as the torch is being snuffed on NBC, the lights are going on elsewhere.
Including on AMC, which airs one of the most gripping episodes to date — and that's saying something — of its dark masterpiece Breaking Bad (10/9c), in conjunction with the return of the drearily dour Western Hell on Wheels (9/8c) for its second season.
There are showers, plentiful food and unexpected reunions awaiting the 2nd Mass when they finally arrive in Charleston, South Carolina, but in the final two weeks of Falling Skies' second season, they soon learn that the promised land isn't quite paradise. In this Sunday's penultimate episode of the alien-invasion drama (9/8c, TNT) we meet Arthur Manchester (played by Lost vet Terry O'Quinn), the leader of the new United States capital, which has emerging conflicts between civil rights and martial law. More important — as far as the 2nd Mass is concerned — Manchester prefers hiding to fighting.
"We always wanted...
Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams
Terry O'Quinn believes the capacity for evil exists in everyone's "color wheel," and he'll be exercising one shade playing building owner Gavin Doran on ABC's upcoming drama 666 Park Avenue.
"My theory is that Gavin is kind of a sharecropper on the plantation of evil," the actor told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "He plants the seeds, but he only gets half the harvest."
Falling Skies is back on Sunday (9/8c, TNT)... and Tom Mason will be too from his time away with the alien Overlord.
Tom (Noah Wyle) will return a changed man after the aliens make it pretty clear that his visit aboard the ship was far from a peace offering. In fact, the 2nd Mass will be in even more danger this season, which could actually be Tom's fault.
Still, there may be hope on the horizon when the outside world makes contact. Will the promise of a stable life and safety be too good to be true? TVGuide.com turned to Wyle to get the scoop on the second season, including the quick progression of Anne (Moon Bloodgood) and Tom's relationship and the inevitable, impending deaths...
Archie Panjabi, Alex O’Loughlin, Emily Van Camp
Who died? Who lived? This season's TV finales left fans with a host of the normal cliff-hangers, but the biggest burning question on many viewers' mind was who is going to play that role? A number of big shows left the door open to introduce pivotal characters in the fall, including one mysterious husband, and not one, not two, but three long-lost or believed-to-be-dead moms. Before production returns for the fall and casting kicks into high gear, we thought we'd take a closer look at these exciting series cast additions and make our own suggestions. Let the casting games begin...
Former Desperate Housewives star Vanessa Williams is relocating from Fairview to NYC. Vanessa plays...
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14. Sweetest First Impression: A handful of suitors make bold, weird entrances (arriving via helicopter, carrying an ostrich egg, dressing like a grandma) on the season premiere of The Bachelorette, but Doug takes a sweet approach. The single dad presents single mom Emily with a handwritten note from his son explaining how he's the best dad in the world and why Emily should like him. Not only does it earn him the first impression rose, but women all across America simultaneously swooned.
13. Best Advice: When James learns that his sex tape with Chloe is about to leak on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, he decides to...
"Why just watch if you can feel?" As new-season slogans go, ABC's feels ... well, a bit clingy and demanding. Back off, ABC. I'll feel you when I'm good and ready.
But the proof is in the programming, and ABC's new fall schedule — unveiled during Tuesday's Lincoln Center upfront presentation — feels like something I'll be spending a fair amount of time analyzing, and perhaps even enjoying, in the season to come. (See the full lineup here.)
Time to pack her bags.
Vanessa Williams is moving off of Wisteria Lane and into 666 Park Avenue for ABC.
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