Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
Thanks to upfronts, all the networks have been flooding the Internet with previews for their new series. Earlier this week, we got a peek at some of NBC’s upcoming offerings, and today we have glimpses of a few select shows from CBS and ABC.
Specifically, that means CBS’ Vegas, directed by James Mangold, co-written by Nicholas Pileggi, and starring Dennis Quaid; CBS’ Elementary, a contemporary Sherlock Holmes twist featuring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu; and ABC’s 666 Park Avenue, from creator David Wilcox (Life on Mars) and stars Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams. Hit the jump to watch the videos.
First up, here’s a look at 666 Park Avenue. The intense stars of Lost (O’Quinn) and Ugly Betty (Williams) are the husband-and-wife owners of a Manhattan luxury apartment complex with some sinister, supernatural secrets. Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor kick off the action as the building’s newest tenants.
This looks totally ridiculous. Whether that’s in a good way or a bad way remains to be seen, but I’m rooting for this to become the network’s next guilty pleasure. 666 Park Avenue will air on Sundays this fall.
Now let’s head over to CBS. Vegas stars Quaid a rodeo cowboy turned sheriff in the ’60s, who struggles with a newly arrived Chicago mobster (Michael Chiklis) trying to carve out a niche for himself in the American Southwest. Incredibly, it’s actually based on the true story of Clark County’s longest-serving sheriff, Ralph Lamb. Jason O’Mara and Carrie-Anne Moss also star, while Mangold directs and Pileggi (GoodFellas) and Greg Walker (Without a Trace) write.
Well, it’s certainly a different ’60s from the one we’ve been watching on Mad Men. I wish they’d change the generic-sounding name, but otherwise this seems fairly promising.
This last one’s just for you Sherlock fans. I am sure many of you will be greatly irritated to see that CBS has developed its own modern-day take on the classic character. Titled Elementary, it features Miller in the central role and Liu as his trusty sidekick.
Let’s be real: Miller is no Benedict Cumberbatch. That said, the character’s gone through so many iterations over the years that it seems unfair to get upset at yet another reinterpretation. It obviously makes no sense to judge the entire series at this point, so I’ll file this one under “wait and see.”
Discuss: Which of the upcoming fall series are you most looking forward to?