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The American military drama Last Resort isn’t alone in it’s cancellation this past weekend. ABC also announced the cancelation of David Wilcox‘s creation, 666 Park Avenue. Recent events with hurricane Sandy helped deal the fatal blow to the sets of 666 Park Avenue, including damaging Manhattan’s The Ansonia. The cancelation news was just the last shovel full of bad news piled on top of an already steaming pile of problems for the series.

Loosely based on the novel of the same name by Gabriella Pierce and starring Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley, Mercedes Masohn, Erik Palladino, Helena Mattsson, Samantha Logan and Vanessa Williams the hourly drama was already in a tough spot. Ratings for the drama slipped to three million viewers less than when the show debuted back in September. Sadly, it means it was only a matter of time before ABC put the axe down, but you’d think they would have cancelled that God awful show The Neighbours before they went after something with such promise.

666 Park Avenue had both a strong direction and cast backing it up, guess they doesn’t count for crap in network television these days.

ABC will however allow both Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue to finish out their 13-episode seasons. After the shows wrap up with their final episodes you’ll have to wait till their DVDs eventually come out to force some kind of Family Guy style revival.

Source: Coming Soon

This fall, ABC is looking to take a stab at the supernatural thriller genre with their upcoming show 666 Park Avenue.  The basic premise revolves around an evil apartment building called The Drake that sucks people in by using their desires against them.  One of the actresses involved described it as a mix between Rosemary’s Baby and The Shining.

But before you get your hopes up, first realize that it’s being produced by the same folks who made Pretty Little Liars.  It stars the usual fare of mostly attractive people, including Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Terry O’Quinn, and no doubt promises all sex and melodrama that one would normally expect of ABC, with a smattering of horror.

A recent video shows some footage from the series along with a few of the stars talking about the show and their roles:

This Nerdbastard = not impressed.

What do the Nerdreaders think?  Potential for an interesting and spooky show, or more of the same old sub-par genre crap?

If you wanna check it out, it shows up in September 30th, airing at 10PM ET on ABC.

 

Thanks to blastr for the info.