Stars: Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley, Mercedes Masohn, Erik Palladino, Helena Mattsson, Samantha Jade Logan
Premiere date: September 30
It sure didn't take networks long to jump on the American Horror Story momentum train. By the looks of it, ABC's supernatural drama 666 Park Avenue appears to be a shameless cash-in on the FX breakout's proven formula of scary movie influences melded with gorgeous faces and a sexual undercurrent. Here, Terry O'Quinn (Lost) and Vanessa Williams (fresh off Desperate Housewives) play the overseers of a lavish high rise in Manhattan that's ravaged by all kinds of freaky occurrences once a pretty young couple (Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable) settle into their new apartment.
If 666 Park Avenue has even half the amount of cheeky insanity seen in American Horror Story, it could be yet another small-screen guilty pleasure, but keep in mind that it's on ABC, not FX. Anticipate genre elements more along the lines of PG-13 fare like The Apparition than a Greg Nicotero project.