ABC Cancels High Concept Thriller ZERO HOUR Starring Anthony Edwards
Published: March 1, 2013 - 7:15pm
Zero Hour was written by Paul T. Scheuring (Prison Break) who is also an executive producer along with Pierre Morel, Lorenzo DiBonaventura (The Transformers, GI: Joe franchises) and Dan McDermott (Human Target).
As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is "logic is the compass." But when his beautiful wife, Laila , is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.
Contained in one of his wife's clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it's up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don't fall into the wrong hands - a man they call White Vincent. With his two young associates, Rachel and Arron, in tow, along with Becca Riley, a sexy FBI agent, Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock to find his wife and save humanity.
Zero Hour stars Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett and Michael Nyqvist. The series premiered on February 14th of this year and was scheduled to remain on ABC's Thursday night block. However, due to consistently poor ratings (the third and last episode garnered only 5 million viewers according to Entertainment Weekly) the network has decided to pull the show off the air. There's no word yet what will take over the now vacant hour-long 8 pm timeframe on Thursday nights.