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In late 2007, ABC was looking around for new shows to develop for the 2008-09 season. Because there was a possible writers strike coming that would hit right in the middle of their development time, they had to work fast. As a result, they decided to revive one of their old shows that starred Jeremy Piven, Paula Marshall, and Jeffrey D. Sams.
The short-lived Cupid from 1998 was regarded as a quality show and often landed on critics' "brilliant but cancelled" lists. Most of today's audience wasn't very familiar with it and the series' creator, Rod Thomas, was willing to give Cupid another try. Development got underway once the strike was over and Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Paulson, Rick Gomez, and Camille Guaty were hired as regulars.
Flash forward several months later and the network's enthusiasm seemed to have waned quite a bit. ABC delayed the new Cupid's debut and cut back »
If you ask a TV aficionado for shows that were cancelled prematurely, they'll likely include ABC's Cupid on their list. Only 16 episodes of the 1998 series were created before the show and stars Jeremy Piven, Paula Marshall, and Jeffrey D. Sams were pink-slipped. In October 2007, with the possibility of a writers strike looming, ABC announced plans to remake the series.
The new version of Cupid takes place in New York City and centers around Trevor Pierce (Bobby Cannavale), an energetic bartender who believes that he's actually the Roman god of love, Cupid. He's been booted from Mt. Olympus and won't be allowed back in until he brings 100 couples together. He ends up under the care of psychiatrist and self-help author Doctor Claire McCrae (Sarah Paulson). Not surprisingly, Claire's work typically focuses romantic relationships. Her philosophy of true love focuses on building a friendship while Trevor views love as heat and passion. »
2 items from 2009
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