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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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Laura B. September 25, 2013 at 6:16 am

I was very disappointed when 666 Park Ave was canceled. It is very well written show that kept you on the edge of your seat! I would really like to have it back on ASAP!
Sincerely,
Laura B.

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Jeannette September 10, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Think it should have been renewed. They needed to show good winning over evil. As it stands evil won. Very good suspense. I looked forward to watching it.

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Mel September 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

666 Park Avenue should have been given another chance at survival. I was looking forward to another season!!!

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Mel September 9, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Really pis.ed off that 666 Park Avenue was cancelled. I don’t feel that it had a fighting chance. If the show was aired at least one hour earlier than it was and/or had better advertisement, then its survivial chances would have better.

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Sandy Dean September 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

It should not of been cancelled. I am tired of watching reality shows, for once something of interest. If FOX could run The Following, CBS could keep this show running.

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Arlene Lauren September 9, 2013 at 1:47 am

Please bring this show back!!! I loved it so far and I would love to see another season!

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Debbie August 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Love this show. Why does the network always cancel the shows that keep you wondering?

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cheri August 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I liked this one, finally something different.

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debbie barnett August 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I think that 666 park avenue was a great show. It kept your imagination going. It made you want to know more of how Gavin got involved and why Jane is so strong against everything.
I hope the powers that be at the network will bring back the show and let us continue to watch good overcome evil.

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Randy August 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Hey maybe you can put another cop show on, I think there is only like 19 cop shows on now. With 666 canceled now you can make it 20.

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Barbara August 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

Liked this show.Would like to see it return.

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PM August 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

A very thought provoking show for those that enjoy the unknown. Please bring this show back.

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denise raymond August 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I really enjoyed 666 park avenue and was extremely upset when it was cancelled. I would really like to see this show renewed for a 2 season.

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Janet August 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Another example of a show that takes the viewer to the world of having to think. I guess the consumers are too tired to keep up with the complexities in this show.

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fj August 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Ttis is one of the best tv series I have seen. I would love to have it back as soon a possible.

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