Stars: Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley, Mercedes Masohn, Erik Palladino, Helena Mattsson, Samantha Jade Logan
Blame Ryan Murphy and his wacky FX hit American Horror Story. Seeing that off-the-wall genre series' cultural resonance, ex-Fringe producer David Wilcox and the ABC brass hoped to emulate the AHS formula with 666 Park Avenue, only without any of the overt sadism, graphic provocations, and general R-rated insanity that a cable network like FX affords showrunners.
Benefitting from an attractive cast and some effective ambiance, 666 Park Avenue's pilot hinted at good things to come. Unfortunately, the show's inherent flaws surfaced faster than you can say "wannabe Rosemary's Baby." Wasting scene-stealers like Terry O'Quinn (Lost) and Vanessa Williams, ABC's great horror hype feel deeply into a cauldron of cheesy CGI, demonic movie clichés, and hammy acting.