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'666 Park Avenue' and 'Last Resort' will have conclusive finales

They say every cloud has a silver lining. In the case of the recent cancelations of ABC's rookie dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue, fans can now take solace in the fact that the showrunners are being given time to tweak their final episodes to provide closure for the two series.

666 Park Avenue and Last Resort
Speaking exclusively to TVLine, Last Resort creator Shawn Ryan confirmed that Episode 13 would be converted into an official series finale. "We have time to tweak," he stated. That has to be a relief to loyal viewers who were dreading an unsatisfying finish to the freshman drama.

Over at 666 Park Avenue, executive producers David Wilcox and Matt Miller promise not to leave their audience hanging when the glitzy supernatural soap goes off the air. They are concocting "a powerful and surprising series finale, where all your questions will be answered. We hope fans of the show continue watching all the way to the end of Jane and Henry's incredible journey to the dark side."

Despite the cancelation, 666 diehards had hoped that ABC executives might change their minds after DVR data released last week revealed that the Live+Same Day ratings in the Adults 18–49 demographic exploded by 77% for the November 4 episode. Even leading man Dave Annable pointed out that the Alphabet network "f***ed up" by axing the series without allowing it time to grow. While he acknowledged the "amazing" DVR spike, ABC President Paul Lee noted the low live numbers and reduced the issue to dollars and cents. "It's wonderful to see the passion [these] shows have," he said. "We just have to make sure we monetize it."

Allowing the showrunners the opportunity to give their canceled series a proper send-off is a classy and smart move by the network. Jaded viewers might not be so hesitant to invest in a new show if they know that it will reach a satisfying conclusion, even if it is canceled prematurely.


Details
Show:
- 666 Park Avenue
- Last Resort
Person:
- Shawn Ryan
- David Wilcox (2)
- Matthew Miller
- Dave Annable
Network:
- ABC

Written by: Chrononaut
Nov 21st, 2012, 5:45 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 20th, 2013, 4:40 pm
eff you ABC, FOX, CBS, etc. Can this media content bubble pop yet? I REALLY can't wait for content providers that are not part of this old gigantic cantankerous wretch we have today.
JustLiam

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Message Posted On Jan 15th, 2013, 9:38 pm

I gotta ask the question.  I'm used to network television cancelling new shows I fall in love with so lately I dvr the ones I like but look like they might not make it.  With that being said I've only watched 1 episode of both last resort and 666 park.  The rest I had on dvr. So I'll ask,  should I really watch it?  Keep in mind if I like it I'm just gonna get pissed. Or should I delete 1 or both of the seasons I have recorded and finally free up some troom on manmy recorder? 

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 13th, 2013, 9:10 am
COME ON ABC ,WHEN YOUR AS BIG AS YOU ARE . I KNOW YOU CAN ADMIT YOU MADE A HUGE MISTAKE TAKING 666 PARK AVENUE OFF THE AIR. I'M SURE YOU CAN CHANGE AND PUT IT BACK ON THE AIR.
Philm

Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2012, 7:05 am
Gutted 666 park avenue is going to finish.
Anonypuss

Message Posted On Nov 22nd, 2012, 12:30 pm
I, too, applaud this decision -as I am already invested in both series. *** Which again proves that ABC might be bad, but at least they're not terrible-bad, like NBC...
ankjevik

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Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 11:46 pm

that is better then a cliffhanger on last resort but it should newer have been canned in the first place...!

zootie

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Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 7:43 am

Indeed it's good news that these shows will get an ending. It'd be beneficial for all involved if the networks begin doing this, so shows with an overarching story get a proper ending. That way we'd still be whilling to invest on them. With other sources of entertainment, people can sit back and wait for at least a second or third season renewal before investing themselves on a show, so it is good business to make sure that even "failed" shows have an ending, if only to avoid alienating viewers (before losing them to DVD and Internet)

Anamon

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Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 7:16 am

Yes, I hope this will be something we see more often, and that other networks take note of. If you make your decisions at the right time and smartly, it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to adapt to an early cancellation and at least let the writers and artists make the best out of the situation. Not alienating your viewers is a good move in the mid-term. I think that this grain of respect is something viewers deserve for tuning in every week.

As for the shows themselves, I'm not terribly surprised. 666 Park Avenue peaked my interest stylistically, but then it turned out to be incredibly cliché. Nothing we haven't seen in every Poltergeist clone, and I don't like effects and camera trickery glossing over plot holes. A charismatic Terry O'Quinn really was the only thing carrying the show. I liked Last Resort a bit more, especially its bold premise, but it got a bit too under-exciting for its own good too early on. These guys stole a U.S. submarine, invaded an island and declared it a sovereign, nuclear nation! So how are they calmly solving their petty islander squabbles with everyone seemingly forgetting what they've done, and what might happen next?

msd85
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Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 5:51 am

Commendable decision by ABC. I'm glad we'll get answers as to just what the heck is going on at the Drake on 666.

 

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