'The Unusuals' Bring Familiar Faces to ABC
'The Unusuals' Bring Familiar Faces to ABC
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Perhaps in an effort to chip into the big procedurals pie currently conquered by CBS, ABC is launching a series about quirky cops next month.  The Unusuals, starring Joan of Arcadia alum Amber Tamblyn, is set to premiere on April 8, Wednesday at 10pm.  Joining Tamblyn are Harold Perrineau from fellow ABC series Lost, and Adam Goldberg from Friends and HBO's Entourage.

Tamblyn, 25, starred as the God-seeing Joan Girardi on the CBS drama Joan of Arc, a role which earned her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations in 2004.  She plays Detective Casey Shraeger on the upcoming ABC series, an NYPD detective who was transferred from a vice unit to the homicide division and found out that everyone in her new department has “a distinct sense of humor” and “their own dirty little secrets.”

Meanwhile, 45-year-old Perrineau is best known for playing the tortured Michael Dawson on the hit sci-fi series Lost.  He'll play Detective Leo Banks on The Unusuals.  Adam Goldberg, 38, played the spoiled Nick Rubenstein on the HBO series Entourage, and will assume the role of yet another detective, Eric Delahoy on the new series.

The Unusuals also stars Jeremy Renner as Detective Jason Walsh, Josh Close as Detective Henry Cole, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Detective Allison Beaumont, Kai Lennox as Detective Eddie Alvarez, and Terry Kinney as Sergeant Harvey Brown.

On its pilot episode, Shraeger was transferred to the homicide team to help in the investigation of the murder of a fellow officer.  Trying to settle in, she starts finding out interesting tidbits about her new co-workers.

Slated to air for an initial ten episodes, The Unusuals is only one of the two New York-based police procedural that ABC ordered for pick-up, alongside the Nathan Fillion-led Castle.

Mark your calendars, and catch The Unusual on April 8, Wednesday at 10pm on ABC.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: ABC
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