After months of wondering and waiting, fans of ‘666 Park Avenue’ will finally get to see how this freshman series will end, as ABC has announced that they will air the remaining unseen episodes of the show beginning June 22 at 9 p.m.

‘666 Park Avenue’ was based on a series of novels by Gabriella Pierce and centered on a young couple (Dave Annable and Rachel Taylor) who have been hired by the owner (Terry O’Quinn) and his wife (Vanessa Williams) to manage the historic apartment building that they own. Soon the young couple find that supernatural occurrences are threatening the lives of those who live there.

The series developed a cult following, however, the 10pm Sunday night time slot was not an optimal position for a genre show like this, and while live viewing numbers were down, DVR rating stats proved that the series was gaining viewers each week. However, it wasn’t enough to save the show.

In November, ABC stated that they would be cancelling the series and that ‘666 Park Avenue’ would end after its 13 episode run. While fans were disappointed (as well as series regular Annable who clearly stated his feelings upon the news on Twitter), producers David Wilcox and Matt Miller did promise that the show would not end in a cliff hanger and that viewers would have their questions about the apartment complex’ tenants as well as the building itself answered by the final episode.

But instead of letting the series run its course, the network decided to once again pull the rug out from under the show’s fans and pulled the series off the air before all 13 episodes had aired. They did state, however, that they would air the remaining 4 episodes in the summer.

With summer now just around the corner, ABC has finally given an air date for the remaining episodes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the network will be airing any of the previous episodes before the 22nd, but you can watch episodes 5-9 over at the ABC site in its entirely.

While the news is not as promising as a second season renewal, at least fans can have some closure with the show before the Drake closes its doors for good.

Source: Deadline

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Robert Buckley is an American actor, best known for his roles on the television series Lipstick Jungle and One Tree Hill. A native of Claremont, CA. in Los Angeles County, Buckley earned an economics degree from UC San Diego. As an undergraduate, Buckley appeared as a contestant on The Price is Right. He recently played Bacas Mitchell in the indie film The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy.

Q&A
Q: What was your favorite subject outside of your major at UC San Diego?
A: My favorite subject outside of economics was acting…shocker, right? As enjoyable as a full year of econometrics courses was, the intro to acting class I took at the end of my senior year ended up being my favorite class at UC San Diego.

Q: What course or faculty made the biggest impression on you?
A: Intro to Acting made the biggest impression on me as it introduced me to my future career and love of acting (or as my parents refer to it, “the demise of my college degree”).

Q: What was your favorite place to hang out?
A: Muir Woods Café was kind enough to employ me during my first two years at UC San Diego so it was always a fun spot to hang out at.

Q: What book did you last read (or are currently reading) and who is your favorite author?
A: The last book I read was Rob Lowe’s autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and two of my favorite authors at the moment are Tina Fey and Malcolm Gladwell.

Q: What is your “X Factor” – the key trait or quality that has helped you succeed in your career and/or life?
A: In my opinion, my comically oversized eyebrows are my X Factor(s). I’d love to say it’s my tireless work ethic or selfless devotion “to my craft” but let’s be honest—it’s all about the brows.

Q: What do you know now, that you wish you knew then?
A: I wish I would have known that my future in economics was going to be short-lived so it wouldn’t hurt to have tried a wider variety of courses from other disciplines.

Q: Do you give back to UC San Diego? If so, how and why (time, talent or treasure)?
A: Outside of some financial contributions, this is my first (but hopefully not last) time giving back to UC San Diego.

 

Robert Buckley is at UCSD today for Triton day and will share his journey from UCSD econ major to TV.

 

Even though only four new episodes remain, Robert promises ‘there’s lots more to be seen at The Drake.’

666 Park Avenue is closing its doors for good in 2013, and according to Robert Buckley, none of the residents are guaranteed to check out alive! “No one is safe,” he told HollywoodLife.com on Dec. 9 at The Cinema Society’s screening of Stand Up Guys at the MoMA in NYC, sponsored by Chrysler and Bally. “At least one person, if not more, are in serious peril.”

The script, which Robert described as “pretty nuts,” also answers any lingering questions fans have about New York City’s “most seductive address.”

“We are going to wrap it up nicely,” he assured us. “It’s going to be pretty good. To wrap it all up in an hour is hard, but [the writers] do a pretty great job of it.”

So what’s next for the former One Tree Hill star now that 666 Park Avenue is coming to an early end?

“Pilot season,” he told us. “I would love to get into comedy! I’ve done drama now. If it was an existing show, maybe New Girl, or Ben & Kate, or [It’s Always] Sunny in Philadelphia.”

source: http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/12/13/666-park-avenue-series-finale-spoilers-robert-buckley-interview/

 

‘666 Park Avenue’ Star Robert Buckley on Last Episodes: There’s No ‘Tidy Bowtie’

The actor tells THR what it’s like on set of the cancelled drama, laments ABC pulling the plug and ensures that fans will be treated to a full-fledged series finale.

When ABC announced the cancelation of 666 Park Avenue on Nov. 16, lead Dave Annable was quick to call out the network on Twitter: “You have to give shows time to grow! Nielsen is so outdated!” he wrote. “I’m sorry but they f—ed up.”

Fellow 666 Park actor Robert Buckley, who recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, echoed Annable’s comments but says he’s looking forward to surprising fans with a full-fledged series finale.

“I’m disappointed to see it end prematurely, I think it’s really starting to find its stride now,” he says. “The ratings are what they are, they’re really difficult to interpret — overnight versus DVR [growth]. But at the end of the day, I think it’s a great show.”

Days after the ax dropped on the Sunday night series, 666 Park Avenue received a 77 percent boost for its Nov. 4 episode via DVR ratings and grew an entire rating point — more movement than any other show for that week. Still, the show still ranks low. Its most recent episode lost nearly half of its Revenge lead-in, earning only a 1.2 rating in the key adults 18-49 demo.

The last two episodes of 666 Park Avenue are currently in production.

“On set, everyone was disappointed to hear the news; I’ve never worked on a show where you had to continue making episodes after you knew,” he tells THR. “But we just had our table read for episode 12, and we had a blast. It’s like, ‘Alright, the show’s canceled, then let’s just do these for us. Let’s make the show that we want to make.'”

With five episodes left to air, Buckley teased that the remaining scripts have been ramped up to deliver fans a full-fledged series finale.

“They’re pulling out all of the stops. They had big plans for the show regardless of [ending with] 13 [episodes], and they’ve stuck to it,” he says. “Viewers are going to be really surprised to see what we pull out in the last couple episodes. I had heard that there wouldn’t be a nice, tidy bowtie on the ending. It would leave you wanting more, which, given the circumstances, is smart.”

Set to leave a cast including Annable, Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams and Rachael Taylor, who will Buckley miss working with most? His onscreen partner, Mercedes Masohn of The Finder fame.

“We get along like two demented peas in a pod,” he said. “TV wife wins.”

source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/666-park-avenue-star-robert-395050

ABC has pulled the plug on two of its new fall shows today, and considering low ratings and tough timeslots for both of them it’s not a big surprise. Neither Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue will get their back nine, leaving Nashville as the only new drama that the network has picked up for a full season so far.

Last Resort, which followed the crew of a U.S. submarine who defy orders to fire nuclear weapons and seek refuge on an island, struggled in the ratings from day one. Going up against CBS’ The Big Bang Theory in its 8 p.m. Thursday night time slot as well as Fox’s The X-Factor’s results show, the new drama had an uphill battle it failed to win. This makes four shows in a row that have failed to get a renewal in the same timeslot, the last successful show being Ugly Betty; the odds were very much against Last Resort succeeding.

666 Park Avenue, a supernatural drama about a New York apartment building with a demonic manager, may have had even less of a chance than Last Resort in its Sunday night spot opposite NBC’s Sunday Night Football and CBS’ The Mentalist. The too-obvious address which was then chosen for the title gave it a cheesy feel from the start, and the premise itself was a bit bizarre. Not that bizarre can’t work these days, but not on Sunday nights on ABC up against tough competition.

Variety says ABC plans to air the rest of the already produced episodes for each show, and hasn’t yet dropped the options on the shows’ stars, so the final nail isn’t in the coffin yet. My guess though is that the hammer will fall soon enough.

source: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Last-Resort-666-Park-Avenue-Cancelled-By-ABC-49429.html