13 July 2013
| 6.9/10 |
30 September 2012
| Supernatural drama
666 Park Avenue: A Novel by Gabriella Pierce
American Broadcasting Company
Rachael Taylor, Vanessa L Williams, Terry O'Quinn, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley
666 Park Avenue is an American supernatural drama series that aired on ABC from September 30, 2012 to July 13, 2013. The series was developed and produced by David Wilcox, and was loosely based upon the novel of the same name by author Gabriella Pierce. The show stars Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Vanessa Williams, and Terry O'Quinn and follows a couple who learns that the Manhattan apartment building that they just moved into, including its upscale tenants, might be possessed by a mysterious demonic force.
The elaborate Beaux-Arts building located on the old money Upper East Side of Manhattan called "The Drake" in the series is an actual apartment building, The Ansonia in New York City.
ABC ordered the pilot on January 20, 2012, and it was picked up for a full first season of thirteen episodes on May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11). It aired on Sunday evenings at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central, with the series Revenge serving as its lead in. On November 16, 2012, ABC announced that the series had been canceled, but that it would finish its thirteen-episode run.
On December 21, 2012, ABC announced that the final four episodes of 666 Park Avenue would air the following summer and that Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 would be shown in its place on Sundays. The final episodes were first broadcast in Spain, and have also since aired in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, ahead of their airing in the United States. The series returned to ABC from June 22 to July 13, 2013 to burn off its remaining episodes.
666 Park Avenue Wikipedia
666 Park Avenue focuses on Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and her partner Henry Martin (Dave Annable), the new co-managers of the Drake residential hotel, located at 999 Park Avenue. The Drake is owned by mysterious billionaire Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn) and his wife Olivia (Vanessa Williams). The plot follows both Jane and Henry, and the other residents of the Drake who live in the shadow of the dark supernatural forces of the Drake and its owner.Rachael Taylor as Jane Van Veen, the new co-manager of the building
Dave Annable as Henry Martin, the new co-manager of the building
Robert Buckley as Brian Leonard, a playwright, who lives in the building with his wife Louise.
Mercedes Masohn as Louise Leonard, Brian's wife, a photographer
Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, a resident with a unique gift
Helena Mattsson as Alexis Blume, assistant and friend of Louise
Erik Palladino as Tony DeMeo, the doorman of the building
Vanessa Williams as Olivia Doran, the coldly beautiful and sophisticated wife of the building's owner
Terry O'Quinn as Gavin Doran, the building's mysterious owner and the series' primary antagonist
Richard Short as Harlan Moore
Misha Kuznetsov as Kandinsky
Teddy Sears as Detective Hayden Cooper
Aubrey Dollar as Annie Morgan
Enrique Murciano as Dr. Todd Scott Evans
Tessa Thompson as Laurel Harris/Sasha Doran
Nick Chinlund as Victor Shaw
Series star Vanessa Williams stated that she perceives the characters of Gavin and Olivia Doran as a "supernatural" Bernie and Ruth Madoff. "It's a world that I wanted to explore," she said. "It's the Upper East Side. It's luxurious. It's a couple that are very powerful. I thought about the Madoffs immediately because they were extremely wealthy. They had incredible land holdings all over that people knew about and knew that they had a great amount of wealth. And then we all saw the dark side and what happened and how they created their empire."
When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in late October 2012, the sets of 666 Park Avenue were damaged.
One Million Moms, a Christian activist group known for trying to mobilize conservative women in protest against various media outlets, made 666 Park Avenue a target of its protestation. The organization, having taken exception to the show's use of the mark of the devil and believing that exposure to it was inappropriate, prompted its members to e-mail the sponsors of the network urging them to withdraw revenue from the show.
On November 16, 2012, 666 Park Avenue was canceled by ABC. The network will air the thirteen episodes produced, but ultimately decided to pass on the two extra scripts that were ordered. On November 21, 2012, it was announced that producers had been given enough notice of the show's cancellation that they were reworking the final episode to function as a series finale and give the fans closure.
Metacritic gave it an average score of 62% based on 22 reviews.In Australia, the show premiered on Fox8 on October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01), in the Monday 9:20pm slot.
In Canada, the show aired in simulcast on City.
In Quebec, the show aired on Ztélé.
In Finland, the show premiered on MTV3 on February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
In India, the show premiered on Zee Café on October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18)
In the Netherlands, the show premiered on NET 5 on April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24).
In New Zealand, the show premiered on TV2 on January 11, 2013 (2013-01-11), in the Friday 8:30pm slot. After the third episode it was shifted to the Sunday 11pm time slot. The series finale aired on April 21, 2013.
In Portugal, the show aired on TVCineSeries.
In France, the show premiered on Série Club on November 4, 2013. The series finale aired on December 9, 2013. In 2014, the show aired on HD1.
In Spain, the show aired on Calle 13
In the United Kingdom, the show aired on ITV2 from February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19), Tuesdays at 10pm. The final episode was broadcast on 14 May 2013.
In Italy, the show premiered on Premium Action on November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04), in the Monday 9:15 slot.
In Brazil, the show aired on SBT on May 24, 2014 (2014-05-24).
In Slovenia, the show aired on POP TV/Brio on October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04).
In Bulgaria, the show started airing on bTV Lady on March 2, 2015, from Monday to Friday at 21:00.
In Greece,the show airing on HOL TV in 2015-6 on demand on cable TV.