You’d think that fronting a new TV show with a well known cast would equal a hit. Especially in the sci-fi sector. There are a few actors who are rolled out for several shows, the most obvious is Summer Glau. However, if the show behind them isn’t great then people will still switch off. 666 Park Avenue is the latest example of that. With an all star cast including Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) and Rachel Taylor (Charlies Angels, Grey’s Anatomy) the show just couldn’t rake in the viewers. Even the daughter of the most incredible actress of our time (Mamie Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep) can’t keep a show on TV (Emily Owens M.D.).
Looking at the recent successes, pepper a show with a few familiar faces seems to be more than enough to drawer in enough viewers to give the show a chance. Lost, Heroes, Arrow, Revenge, Once Upon a Time to name but a few of past and present have all worked, resulting in a large hit ensamble cast.
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