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.