A promising (Hah! Where have I heard that before?) new private detective drama, supposedly heavy on the wry, tentatively scheduled for the 2004-05 TV season and eventually making its debut in March 2005, starring Tim Daly as HARLAN JUDD, the president of Judd Risk Management, a very high-tech, very discreet P.I. firm that has no problems with bending the law for their high-powered clients, be they individuals, corporations or even governments.
Their speciality is corporate crime, and aiding Judd in his quest to resolve crimes that could prove embarrassing to their high-flying victims are two women: slick shyster Leslie Town and hard-nosed investigator Nora Gage. It may surprise you to learn that neither's too hard on the eyes.
Also part of the team are Chris Didion, who owes Judd big-time, straight-laced Meg Bardo, and corner-cutter Jeff McCann. Adding to all the promised fun is the fact that most of the staff have their own agendas and motivations.
Before a single episode had been aired, I had ventured that "Eyes seems like simply the most promising P.I. show in years, judging not just from all the press it gathered, but from the people involved."
Mind you, I couldn''t help noting that "this is the same network that brought us the late, unlamented (and embarrassingly bad) Snoops, another show about a high-tech LA detective agency filled with similiarly good-looking operatives."
The good news was that Eyes for the most part delivered on its promise, and was developing into a pretty entertaining show: intelligent, engaging and well-produced. I was actually beginning to look forward to watching it each week.
ABC, naturally, pulled the plug before it could build up an audience, and the show was trashcanned.
FROM THE OFFICIAL ABC PRESS RELEASE
THE FINAL WORD
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith
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