Sunday, July 23, 2006


The networks have rolled out the new fall line-ups and they're going to be full of a lot of good shows. Hopefully, unlike last year, they will be good shows that will NOT GET CANCELLED. (Ahem, Fox, Reunion??)

The previews have looked really good this year. TV is definitely going to be light on comedy, though, since most of the promising promos I've seen so far are from heavy-hitting cerebral dramas. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Here lately TV shows have been better than going to the movies, and if you want high drama, good acting, and complex story-lines, you're more likely to find them on the boob tube than at your local 16-screen cinema.

One show that has been catching my eye lately is Vanished. Fox has been plugging the show mercilessly, and so far it looks like it's going to be one of those dramas like I described above. It seems to have all the makings of a great mystery serial, and it is definitely on my must-check-out list.

Here's how describes it:
This FOX drama centers on the search for Sara Collins. She's the wife of Senator Jeffrey Collins. Sara vanishes, and the FBI, led by Agent Graham Kelton, is on the job, but before they can find her, they need to find out who she really is.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance is seen through the eyes of the FBI, members of the family and a reporter trying to get the story of her career.

The search for Sara will expose many secrets. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone is a suspect because of their secrets.

Sounds interesting, huh?

Well, prepare to whet your appetites just a little more. The good folks at Fox and their PR guys at M80 marketing scoped out my blog and decided out of the blue that they would email me several promotional pics with a couple of video clips from Vanished that they'd like for you to see.

The first clip establishes three of the main characters: Senator Collins (24's John Allen Nelson), his wife and object of mystery Sara (Joanne Kelly), and hard-hitting reporter Judy Nash (former model Rebecca Gayheart.)

The second clip further establishes the character of the missing Senator's wife and showcases her likability and earthiness, as well as developing the snippy and caustic manner of the reporter, who you can just tell is going to be a thorn in everyone's side.

Thanks to the folks at Fox and M80 for the sneak preview, and for considering Musical Ramblings influential enough to reach out and contact.

Vanished premieres Monday, August 21 at 9:00 PM Eastern on the Fox Network. I'll be watching. Will you?


At 7:52 AM, Blogger Spike speaks said...

JD ~ You continue to amaze me. How DO you get these snippets of info?! You're a real *up and commer* LOL!!

Thanks for the review. It sounds like an interesting show. I'll have to check it out.


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