More Scripts Ordered for New ABC Dramas ‘Last Resort’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’

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Despite less than anticipated ratings, ABC has given the freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue orders for two more scripts.

According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, Shawn Ryan, who created ‘Last Resort’, shared that (in regards to the ratings for the series) “everyone would always like to have the No. 1 show on TV…instead, we’re going against the No. 1 show on TV (‘The Big Bang Theory’) (and) I think ABC acknowledges that we’re doing better than their previous shows in the time slot over the past few years, and they love the show creatively”.

‘Last Resort’ is the submarine drama that stars Andre Braugher (‘Men of a Certain Age’) and Scott Speedman (‘Felicity’), airing on Thursday nights on ABC at 8/7c. It has earned an average of 7.8 million viewers in its short time on the air.

‘666 Park Avenue’ is the supernatural thriller that stars Terry O’Quinn (‘Lost’), Dave Annable (‘Brothers & Sisters’) and Rachael Taylor (‘Charlie’s Angels’), airing on Sunday nights on ABC at 10/9c. It has averaged 5.6 million viewers in its three weeks on the network.

The next new episode of ‘Last Resort’ will air this Thursday, October 25 while ‘666 Park Avenue’ will be back with a new episode this Sunday, October 28 both on ABC.