As saddened as we were to see the promising ABC drama 'Last Resort' air its series finale after only 13 episodes, at the very least series creator Shawn Ryan had the option to end the series as he so chose. Had last night's "Controlled Flight into Terrain" not been the series finale however, how might the remaining nine episodes of the season gone differently? Creator Shawn Ryan shares an alternate ending for 'Last Resort' inside!
Talk about kicking when they're down. Earlier this season we were disheartened, albeit not altogether surprised to hear that ABC decided not to renew freshman dramas '666 Park Avenue' and 'Last Resort' for additional episodes, but now '666 Park Avenue' fans have even more reason to fear. ABC has pulled the supernatural spook-fest from its Sunday scheduling altogether, slotting in 'Happy Endings' and 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23,' instead, but why? And when will '666 Park Avenue' return?
Sure, we were sad to hear that ABC opted not to renew 'Last Resort,' which maintained relatively meager rating in its initial run despite being recieved as one of the better offerings of the season. But one good show's loss is another of our favorite's gain, as the cancellation frees up series star Robert Patrick to join 'True Blood' full time! The one-time 'Terminator 2' star will return to Bon Temps as Jackson Herveaux, father to Alcide and newly minted series regular, but does that mean the werewolves will have a bigger story?
Many were shocked, or - if nothing else - a little surprised when ABC opted not to move forward with additional episodes of buzz-worthy freshman dramas 'Last Resort' and '666 Park Avenue' last week, both of which opened to some acclaim but failed to perform in their difficult time slots. The abrupt cancellation also has fans wondering if the stories of either series will reach satisfying conclusions after only 13 episodes, but now both show-runners have gone on record indicating the cancelled shows will be tweaked to reflect a series finale. What changes can we expect?
Sheesh, talk about your Defcon 1. A submarine-sized hole just erupted in ABC's fall drama lineup, as the network has opted not to move forward with either buzzworthy fall drama 'Last Resort' or '666 Park Avenue,' effectively cancelling both series after their 13-episode orders. 'Last Resort' in particular had attracted quite a bit of critical attention, in spite of its sinking ratings, while '666 Park Avenue' had difficulty finding its place on Sunday nights. What could have caused the cancellations, and will any good news come of them?
It's good news for the ladies and moderately troubling news for the men, as FOX has extended an impressive amount of faith in its freshman comedy 'The Mindy Project, while ABC seems hesitant to get too deep in the water with either naval drama 'Last Resort,' or sexy supernatural thriller '666 Park Avenue.' All three have recieved additional orders from their respective networks, but who has reason to be worried about their first seasons?
Whether or not you're on board (heh) with the new series, it's hard to deny that ABC's 'Last Resort' had one of the most intriguing, thrilling and explosive pilot episodes of any series we've seen in years. That said, the big question remains if the series can maintain it's stellar premise beyond the nuclear-powered pilot, so what does episode 2, "Blue On Blue" have to offer? Will Captain Chaplin find his new role at the head of an independent nuclear nation going up in smoke? Check out an early preview now!
Of all the new pilots making a splash this fall across the TV landscape, ABC's upcoming political/naval drama 'Last Resort' has been getting rave reviews across the board for its movie-quality atmosphere, and thrilling intrigue. And with buzz so good, why wait for the show's September 27 premiere? Let your fall TV season begin early this year by checking out the pilot episode of ABC's 'Last Resort' right now!
Pilots can look very different form their initial airings to the time a series debuts in the fall. Not in a liquid metal changing-your-shape kind of way, but more of a customizable machine, with different parts swapped in and out to foster whatever works best. What were we talking about? Oh, right! ABC's 'Last Resort' just can't keep Robert Patrick at bay, even with a vat of molten steel.
We bet you're not tired of hearing about the Upfronts yet! With ABC's massive event currently under way, the network has issued out advance looks at ten of its upcoming series for the year, including country music drama 'Nashville,' urban spook-fest '666 Park Avenue,' and the naval drama 'Last Resort!' So between the new dramas and comedies for both fall and mid-season, what's worth your time? Read on to find out!