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ABC Cancels ZERO HOUR

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Apparently deciding my love is not enough, after only three episodes ABC has pulled the plug on Zero Hour. Starring Anthony Edwards, the show centered around the abduction of Edwards’s character’s wife, a World War II Nazi supernatural end-of-the-world conspiracy, and clocks.

Deadline posted the news about the show, and points out that the Thursday at 9/8c slot has often been a death slot for ABC, giving short lives to two (now three) shows that I liked – Last Resort and FlashForward – and several that I would have never watched anyway. I don’t know why not everyone enjoyed Zero Hour like I did, but I also don’t know why so many people enjoy Brie cheese.

Thanks to ABC for airing the three episodes, and to everyone involved in the production. I was entertained every time I saw the pilot, and really enjoyed the other two episodes; it was fun and twisty and mysterious with a supernatural kick, and pushed my Nazi-hating clock-loving buttons. Good luck to each on his or her next project.

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  1. kasey says:

    Rats. I haven’t even had a chance to watch the show yet. When it premiered me, and half my town, still didn’t have cable because of a storm. And since then deadlines have kept me so busy I actually had to start deleting things from my Tivo because I was running out of room. I’ll still watch the on-demand eps as it looks like my kind of show. (made me think of ‘Veritas’ from a few years ago for some reason).

    Any word on if the other produced episodes will be made available in some manner?

    I hope this doesn’t mean they’ll welsh on their statement that the remaining episodes of 666 Park Avenue will air in the summer. I liked that show too.

    • Erin Willard says:

      No word yet, Kasey, though for some reason they made the next episode available as a press screener yesterday, hours before the announcement. I haven’t watched it yet, I’m hoping they’ll keep it up long enough for me to see, and I’m REALLY hoping they’ll put up all the rest of the completed episodes some how some way. Also no word yet on the 666 broadcast – I loved it too – but I’ll definitely post any info that becomes available about both shows.

      • kasey says:

        How very odd that they would offer up the press screener for the next ep when they know the announcement is coming. I hope for your sake they keep them coming. That time slot seems to be a killing ground for interesting ABC shows. I have to wonder just what they’re thinking in the programming dept when it comes to scheduling that hour.

        I guess we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that the network will share the eps in some form. If they’re ready to air then why not put them on on-demand & online then just let us know they’re there. At least there is that option now as opposed to in the ‘dark ages.’ Tho this business of pulling a show with only 2 eps left (I’m looking at you NBC/Saving Hope as well as ABC/666 Park) is annoying.

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