May 14, 2013

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: ABC Midseason Trailer – “Resurrection”


RESURRECTION is one of ABC’s TBD series, and it seems that it may be intended to have a limited run (perhaps bridging the gaps of a serialized show, in order to avoid reruns and preemptions), although it’s not clear if that means it would come to a definite end in the way of a traditional miniseries.  It’s also the network’s most overtly supernatural new drama.

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Resurrection will be one of those shows that revolves around a central mystery–how did these people who apparently died decades ago become somehow frozen in time and return to their old lives, unaware that they’d been gone?  Solving those kinds of mysteries in a satisfying way is tricky, to say the least. It isn’t clear whether the series would follow this particular undead boy from the pilot or whether it would be about an undead-of-the-week, with the Omar Epps investigator character as the link between them and the larger narrative.  It could also end up being a spiritual tale or one rooted in sci-fi.  All one can say at this point is that it seems moderately intriguing, although not particularly buzz-y.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."