Fall TV Preview
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The new season gets off to a decidedly devilish start as ABC pulls the wrapper off its 10 p.m. drama 666 Park Avenue. A blend of horror and real estate porn, 666 shares more than a little DNA with the film Rosemary’s Baby, only the action has been shifted to the Upper East Side and Satan is no longer in the business of inseminating ingenues. Lost alum Terry O’Quinn balances the curdled menace of his old Smoke Monster role with the moral ambiguity of Fantasy Island’s Mr. Roarke, while Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor are the human element amid the show’s baroque horrors.
Leading out of two of last season’s surprise hits (Once Upon a Time and Revenge), 666 is a diabolically goofy fun house and a perfect capper to ABC’s dark and stormy night. “This show brings ABC one step closer to stealing The CW’s audience,” says Amy Parsons, media investments supervisor at Campbell Mithun. “It’s well situated to capture a viewer who’s going to stay tuned to ABC all night, and I think a lot of people will do just that.”