14 February 2013 8:09 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – ABC’s “Zero Hour,” premiering tonight, February 14, 2013 in the deadly time slot recently occupied by shows like “Missing” and “Last Resort,” is a defiantly silly show. It is the network’s latest attempt to recreate the black swan that was “Lost,” and, in many ways, it’s the worst attempt yet. Nonsensical dialogue, non-characters, clunky plotting, and sub-par production values, “Zero Hour” is a waste of time.

Television Rating: 1.5/5.0

Hank Galliston (the still-charismatic Anthony Edwards, in his first weekly show since “ER”) publishes Modern Skeptic Magazine (of Course), a publication that seeks to debunk worldwide conspiracies like the one he’s about to fall into. The lifting of the veil that covers history begins when Hank’s wife Laila (Jacinda Barrett) is kidnapped from her antique clock shop. Why would anyone abduct Laila? What did she know or have? It turns out she bought an antique clock that day »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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