Though Six Degrees was pulled by ABC after six episodes, the drama series returned to production on its original 13 episode order earlier this year. The series was creatively reworked a bit and, as part of that, actor Josh Charles was added to the cast. Then two weeks ago, ABC announced that Six Degrees would be returning to primetime on Friday, March 23rd at 9pm. There’s no word on how long the series will air but fans are hopeful that they’ll get to see all seven of the unaired episodes. A second season seems a long shot at best. Or is it?
Last week, after attending a Six Degrees wrap party in New York (where the series films), a Boston Herald source reported that “Word has come on high from the suits at Touchstone Pictures that the show is going to be picked up for new episodes and production will start in May. Production honchos are reportedly so sure it will be picked up that crews were instructed not to break down the sets at Silver Cup studios in Queens.”
If the series is actually picked up for another season, producers will have to make some decisions on how they want to handle actress Bridget Moynahan’s pregnancy. The final episodes of this season reportedly hid her growing tummy but for future episodes, if production actually resumes in May, it won’t be so easy. Moynahan’s due in the summer with the baby of ex-boyfriend New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.
The final decision on a second season will likely be determined by how well Six Degrees performs when it returns in March. It’s interesting that ABC is even considering a second season while other ABC shows with similar ratings are considered D.O.A. We’ll keep you posted on future developments so stay tuned!