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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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constance kosuda March 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm

who or what group was behind the cancelling of this show?

it was very creative – very enjoyable – what’s up?

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Laura Mayes March 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I have been waiting for 666 Park Ave. to come back on and I have seen nothing yet. I looked forward every Sunday to this show. It is a great show and I think it should continue. Why cancel the show? It’s a fantastic show, very well done. I am so sad not being able to watch it. It was the best series as far as I am conserned that is on TV. I want it back, PLEASE, PLEASE, put it back on TV.

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Manora Fawn March 15, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed this program and looked forward to seeing it every week. I liked the format, the story line, the plot twists and the mystery. I also liked the adult focus. It is difficult to find programs that aren’t totally targeted on the 12-14 year old mentality. The acting was also superb. I am sorry to hear that this show has been cancelled.

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George March 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

This show ned to be renew, why ABC keep canceling show with good quality and they keep bringing back the stupid shows like The Bachelor, THe bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars, and some other stupid, garbage shows?

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juji March 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

renewed for another season plsssss

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Anonymous March 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm

666 park avenue should continue great show looking forward to seeing more

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Anonymous March 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I can’t believe this is cancelled!!!!! I really like this show…. I have been waiting for this show to come back on. Why???????????????

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Anonymous March 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Really disappointed that this show was cancelled. I think it was a great series and wasn’t given a chance. It didn’t help, that, “Revenge” aired at the same time. I hope that they bring it back.

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Anne March 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I really liked this show. The plot was great and so where the special effects. The actors were also good. Why was it cancelled, not main stream enough?

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Anonymous March 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

This show was awesome. I never missed an episode. I am very disappointed that it has been canceled. Please renew this series.

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Gilbert Family February 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

We want it renewed for another season.

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rita March 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

it sucks that cbs is worried more about making the almighty dollar and not caring about us real folks that enjoy this show. i mean, come on now, aint yall all rich enough?

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Debbie February 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

PLEASE renew!!! This is such an awesome and intriguing show. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Jeannette February 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

This show shold be re-newed. It was a good show and the way it was left makes you want to see what is going to happen.

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Concepcion February 25, 2013 at 7:20 am

Lately TV has become boring and stupid, there are people like who loves to watch a show that keeps you excited and thinking what is going to happen next. This new show tha ABC is broadcasting “zero hour” has terrible actors and a stupid theme, so why cancelled 666 Park Ave and not Zero Hour?

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Lianne February 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

No !!! I love 666 park ave !! What happen?

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