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Red Widow hit ABCís schedule in March and left it almost as quietly as it came in earlier this month. Red Widow was never the huge ratings bringer Iím sure that ABC hoped it would be and thus it was no surprise when the network officially cancelled the series, but if you missed it in its first run, ABC Studios is bringing Red Widow: The Complete First Season to DVD on May 28.
Amidst a flurry of series orders and renewals, we're also hearing bad news for some series. For CBS, the ax has fallen on CSI: NY, Golden Boy and Vegas. For NBC, The New Normal joins Go On among the freshman comedies cancelled. And for ABC, Happy Endings has been axed, though there may be some hope for that one as there's talk of USA possibly rescuing the friends-centered comedy.
Coming in a bit late in the game and just days after ABC cancelled newcomer Zero Hour is Red Widow, Melissa Rosenberg's adaptation of Dutch drama Penoza. The story follows a woman who's drawn into the life of crime she's been trying to avoid, after her husband is murdered. The first couple of episodes move a bit slowly, which isn't such a bad thing, but for a plot with the potential to be dark and exciting, its introduction isn't really either.
While we won't know if ABC's new drama Red Widow is a success until the series premieres next year, the network may be taking another chance on an adaptation of a Dutch TV series. Put into development for ABC is a U.S. pilot adaptation of Overspel, which will be written by David Zabel (ER).
An ER star has taken a role in a new drama on ABC. Goran Visnjic, who spent nine years on the hit medical drama, has signed on for a role in the series Red Widow, replacing Thomas Kretschmann who took the role in the pilot as a guest spot.
Joining ABC at some point during the 2012-2013 season is Red Widow, a drama based on a Dutch series called Penoza. Red Widow stars Radha Mitchell as a woman whose husband is murdered, leaving her to look after their children and figure out how to move forward, which may involve heading down a dark and dangerous path.
ABC Renews Scandal, Cancels GCB, And Greenlights Three Pilots To Series Including White Van Man Remake
There's good news, bad news and new-news for ABC's primetime line-up this evening. Word is in on the fates of Sunday-night drama GCB and Shonda Rhimes Washington DC-set drama Scandal, and ABC has decided to move forward on a few projects, giving two drama pilots and one comedy series orders.