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666 Park Avenue

ABC TV show 666 Park AvenueNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 30, 2012 – July 13, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Robert Buckley, Mercedes Masöhn, Helena Mattsson, Samantha Logan, and Erik Palladino.

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TV show description:
This TV series takes place at The Drake hotel which is located at 666 Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s a place where all of one’s burning needs, desires and ambitions can be met — for a price, thanks to the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran. But, be careful what you wish for.

After moving to New York City from the Midwest, young couple Jane Van Veen and Henry Martin are offered the opportunity to manage the historic hotel.

Jane (Rachael Taylor), a small town girl with big ambitions, has always had an interest in architecture and that convinced Gavin to give her and Henry the resident manager position — and the luxury apartment that comes with the job. When she’s not researching The Drake history for upcoming renovation plans or befriending her new neighbors, Jane finds herself whisked away to high-end boutiques and cocktail parties thanks to her new boss, Gavin’s wife Olivia.

Henry (Dave Annable) has proven himself a rising star in New York politics. Thanks to the Dorans, he goes from racquetball at the club to limousine escorts to parties at Gracie Mansion and Henry finds himself getting comfortable at the top — until he and Jane begin to suspect that something’s not quite right with their new home.

Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn) is the Gordon Gekko of New York real estate. For years, Gavin has owned The Drake and many of the souls that have passed within its walls. He promises his tenants’ deepest desires will come true. He can be your best friend, until you don’t pay on time.

His wife, Olivia (Vanessa Williams), is the queen of the Upper East Side and wears her elegance, wealth and position in society as armor. She’s the face of the power couple. But, while Olivia always maintains the appearance of sophistication, she can be just as ruthless as Gavin.

Jane and Henry unwittingly live in the dark embrace of the building’s supernatural forces which endanger the lives of its residents. These include:

Brian Leonard (Robert Buckley) is a young successful playwright who’s pining for his early success and promise. Plagued by writer’s block, Brian stumbles upon unexpected inspiration in the sexy and flirtatious woman living in the building across the way. With a front row seat, Brian struggles not to stare. But he soon finds staring isn’t necessary — his vixen of a neighbor shows up at his apartment, hired as his wife’s new assistant.

Brian’s wife is Louise (Mercedes Masöhn), a rising hot star in the world of fashion photography. Just as she’s catching a big break in her career, Louise has a mysterious accident in building’s elevator that puts her in the hospital. When she returns home to recuperate, Louise discovers that her history of addiction makes the road to recovery a rocky one.

666 Park Avenue TV show supportAlexis Blume (Helena Mattsson) is the seductive siren living across the way from Brian and Louise. What begins as an innocent flirtation with Brian escalates when Louise hires Alexis as her assistant. Does she have some kind of connection to Gavin?

An independent 14-year-old who’s grown up at The Drake, Nona Clark (Samantha Logan) knows the ins and outs of the building and its residents. When Jane begins researching the building, the two forge an unexpected friendship. Nona possesses a mysterious psychic ability but the future she sees isn’t always bright.

Meanwhile, doorman Tony DeMeo (Erik Palladino) is the eyes and ears of the building.
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Series Finale

Episode #13 — Lazarus
Brian and Louise discuss what to do with Alexis’ body and decide to hide it in the basement. Gavin meets them on their way up from the basement and notes that Louise is missing an earring. Louise is worried that it might have been left behind with the body and they go back the basement.

Gavin confronts them there. He tells Brian and Louise that their lease agreement has been terminated because of Alexis’ death and he consigns them both to the basement wall.

Jane has a drowning experience in the bathtub when the chain of the stopper coils around her feet. She learns that her mother drowned in a similar way. Gavin and Olivia tell Jane that her father was the prime suspect in her mother’s death because he had discovered that she had been having an affair.

Gavin meets Henry at his campaign office and asks Henry to take a stand against Frank Sullivan, the NYC Councilman. Henry refuses to get into dirty politics.

Back at the building, Sullivan is found dead in his apartment. Gavin calls Henry to inform him that Henry’s stand of keeping quiet was a good call — particularly now that Frank was dead.

Jane’s father returns to the Drake and tries to take her away — at gunpoint. They enter the elevator and it malfunctions and opens into Gavin’s room.

Henry arrives looking for Jane and becomes worried after seeing that the bathtub faucet is open in their apartment. Gavin makes Jane’s father shoot Henry. She learns that Gavin is actually her father and he was the one who killed her mother.

Jane is desperate to save Henry’s life and Gavin tells her that there will be a price to pay if he allows Henry to live. Henry does live and he becomes the City Councilman.

Gavin tells Jane that they can take over the world with the help of Jane and Henry’s son. In the final scene, Jane tells Henry that she’s pregnant.
First aired: July 13, 2013.

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What do you think? Do you like the 666 Park Avenue TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season instead?

 

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{ 245 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle Vargas July 31, 2013 at 1:16 am

If I wish for the show to come back, what price will my sweet, innocent soul have to pay?!
Please bring it back.

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james humann July 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

don’t cancelled , please
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Brooke July 24, 2013 at 12:54 am

Was so excited when the episodes started back up. Should have known they were the final ones. Love to see this show get another shot. The actors were strong, and the story line was suspenseful. Bring it back ABC!!!!! Please…..

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Anonymous July 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Excellent show !! You should at least give it a 2nd
Season so that its ‘following’ can be established !!

Come on…ABC… Take a chance !! If you put it
On @ 9pm EST, on Friday or Saturday nights
You just might wind up with a HIT !!!

(Better than those stupid ‘reality shows’ !?!?)

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Rebecca Littlejohn July 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

We thought 666ParkAvenue was a great show! Can’t understand why it was cancelled. It was a lot like Revenge and not silly like so many shows are now. Will miss it.

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Anonymous July 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Very disappointed to hear it was cancelled ! Finally a great show with a wonderful cast only to not get a fair chance at survival. ABC tends to jump the gun and pull the trigger on too many of my favorites….maybe I should just starting watching another network. Why not give some of the great shows a chance , rather than bring on yet another reality shoe.

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Ellie July 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I stumbled upon this show while channel hopping one night and instantly became hooked.
This show has a great cast and is very intriguing. It is a welcome relief from reality shows, crime shows, and mindless comedies.
I think the show’s time slot never gave it the chance it deserved. I sincerely hope the network will reconsider the cancellation and add the show in a better time slot for the fall lineup.

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Sharon July 20, 2013 at 12:28 am

I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! EACH WEEK SO EXCITING AND SUSPENSEFUL. THE CAST IS JUST PERFECT. I THINK THIS IS THE BEST SHOW ON ABC. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SERIES. BRING IT BACK PLEASE!!!!

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Brenfa July 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I can’t believe they aren’t bringing this back next season!!! I thought it was a great series!!

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Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

Good series. Why did they cancel it so soon. Who cares about reality TV. We need something new and I really looked forward to seeing it each week.

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Wanda July 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I watched the finale of 666 with sadness. I will miss this show terribly. But this is typical. Everytime I get invested in a show on ABC,it gets cancelled. Happy Endings,Bin Apt.23,GCB,all the way back to Pushing Daisies. They never give anything good a chance,but just keep adding more and more idiotic,totally insipid reality shows. This coming season,I don’t care how good a show on ABC is supposed to be,I won’t watch it because it will only end up cancelled.

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deborah schuetz July 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Love the ending – they should now continue with the child – so nice to have a different show instead of all the reality shows

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Naomi July 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

666 Park Avenue was fun and exciting. Hope ABC rethinks the cancellation and renews it instead.

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kim July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Whenever a really good series comes around it is cancelled. Why not cancel one of those boring reality shows? 666 Park Avenue rocks

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Karen July 15, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I rarely watch a series weekly, but this show really caught me. It has an intriguing plot and interesting characters . I actually looked forward to “my show” each week and was shocked it was canceled. I’m glad they at least let the season finish-although the wait was a pain. I think they should try season 2 in a different time slot because it really is an original show and so much better than most shows currently available. Pretty please??

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