ABC is on the verge of issuing formal early renewals to nearly a dozen scripted series, including freshman hits Once Upon a Time, Revenge and Grey’s Anatomy.
Although an ABC rep declined to comment, BUT the network’s prelim pickup list also includes Castle, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing,Happy Endings, The Middle. Considered long-shots for next fall are Body of Proof, Pan Am and (the possibly Netflix-bound) The River, although a final decision probably won’t come down on those fence-riders until the May upfronts. If cut loose, they would join the already-axed Charlie’s Angels, Man Up and Work It.
Karine Vanasse [Collette] joins Mike Vogel [Dean] as the second Pan Am star to book a pilot this development season. She’s set to play an aspiring fashion designer in the network’s drama project Scruples, which is based on the novel by Judith Krantz. Natalie Portman and Tony Krantz (24, Felicity) will executive-produce.
The Track Listing for the Music used in last night’s FINALE of PAN AM, Season 1 Episode 14 (1.14) “1964″ has been added to the Season 1 Music Page. Take a look!
The Viewer Ratings for last night’s SEASON FINALE of Pan Am, Season 1 Episode 14 (1.14): “1964″ was UP from the last episode and reached 3.88 Million total viewers. The episode was UP in the 18-49 age demographic and scored a total of 1.2 Million adult viewers. Take a look at the Pan Am Season 1 Ratings page to compare previous episode’s numbers.
What did you think of last night’s FINALE episode of Pan Am , Season 1 Episode 14 (1.14): “1964”? Rate it out of 10 in the poll below:
10 = Best, 1 = Worst!
PAN AM, which was created by Jack Orman, was a big bet for ABC and Sony. And it seemed to be one they might win with the series taking off to strong ratings when it launched in late September, nabbing 10.9 million viewers and a 3.1 rating/8 share in the coveted 18-49 demographic. But things would dip from there, with the second episode dropping more than 3 million viewers and so on. Its season finale, which could also be its series finale, airs Sunday to make room for midseason replacement “GCB.” Official word on “Pan Am’s” future on the network is expected to come in May.
Show Tracker spoke with veteran writer-producer Steven Maeda (“Lost,” “Lie to Me”), who was brought on as the series’ showrunner midway through the season, about playing to the show’s strengths and that darn spy element.
|You were brought in to fix the show. What did you try to do when you came on board?||The iconography of the show and identity are so strong. What we tried to do is to embrace the soap side, emphasize the entanglements. Rally the core audience.|
|What were some of the notes you received from ABC and Sony?||They wanted to serialize and embrace the soap aspect of it. We jumped in with both feet.|
|Did it feel like you were hired to save a sinking ship?||It was tough the first couple weeks but a lot of it was moving things along. We have to come up with a new script every eight days. But it works and we’re all happy with the show. I feel creatively it’s working right now. For me, the show is good with having fun with the era, the entanglements and it doesn’t take itself too seriously.|
|What did you think of the spy element?||I thought it was great, but it was hard to play the glamour of the spy world without making it too dangerous. We’re not|
|Some of the gripes included that it was more about the globe-trotting aspect, not the characters.||We tried to focus on that and what the characters are about and will do so moving forward. Should we have the chance to be renewed we will focus and expand beyond the stewardess world. We have lots of stories to tell about the characters. We already started doing backstories, like with Maggie. We get a lot of DVR viewers to the show. Good upscale core of viewers. But it’s better if they watch it live in addition to DVR’ing it.|
|What’s the morale on the show?||It’s been tough. ABC, to their credit, hasn’t yanked us off the air. We’d like to get a relaunch.|
|Final thoughts about the finale episode to the viewers?||Please watch the finale live and if you like it, write an email to ABC and let them know. We tie up some loose ends but we also add some new threads in there to explore later. But, should we not get picked up, it’s a sendoff to the show viewers will be happy with.|
|If ABC doesn’t renew it?||It could find any number of homes if ABC doesn’t pick it up. We’re game for anything!|
|Credit: LA Times.|
Make sure you tune in to what could possibly be the last PAN AM ever, the Season 1/Series Finale, 1.14 “1964″ which will be airing at 10:00 on ABC tonight! Get an early look at this episode by checking out the Trailer, Promotional Pictures and reading the Synopsis.
Now that PAN AM Season 1 is drawing to a close (Season 1 consisted of 14 episodes) you may be wondering when Season 2 will start. But, there will most likely not be a Second season. Here’s a few things to note: Karine Vanasse tweeted in Nov 2011 that the cast had gotten “the call” and told that only 1 more episode would air after Christmas, in 2012. According to ABC, this wasn’t true.
ABC then released a statement saying that the show will carry out it’s full 13-episode order and it will be given an additional episode, making the total season 1 order 14 episodes long. It was later confirmed that the Season 1 Finale will take place on February 19th, 2012.
What are the chances of PAN AM Season 2, you ask? Take a look at the following ratings table below. Focus on the 18-49 age category ratings and take a look at the decline week after week. This category is THE deciding factor on whether a show gets renewed or not because advertisers pay according to the amount of adults (aged 18-49 years old) who watch the show. The fewer the adults, the less that networks, such as ABC in this case, can charge advertisers for each placement.
|Episode Number||Title||Airdate||Viewers||18-49 Rating|
|Season 1 Episode 1||Pilot||25/09/2011||11.0 Million||N/A|
|Season 1 Episode 2||We’ll Always Have Paris||02/10/2011||7.75 Million||N/A|
|Season 1 Episode 3||Ich Bin Ein Berliner||09/10/2011||6.41 Million||1.9|
|Season 1 Episode 4||Eastern Exposure||16/10/2011||5.89 Million||1.8|
|Season 1 Episode 5||The Coin In A Fountain||23/10/2011||5.76 Million||1.8|
|Season 1 Episode 6||The Genuine Article||30/10/2011||5.59 Million||1.9|
|Season 1 Episode 7||Truth or Dare||06/11/2011||5.24 Million||1.8|
|Season 1 Episode 8||Unscheduled Departure||13/11/2011||5.68 Million||1.8|
|Season 1 Episode 9||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||04/12/2011||4.67 Million||1.6|
|Season 1 Episode 10||Secrets and Lies||08/01/2012||4.04 Million||1.3|
|Season 1 Episode 11||Diplomatic Relations||15/01/2012||3.92 Million||1.3|
|Season 1 Episode 12||New Frontiers||22/01/2012||3.86 Million||1.3|
|Season 1 Episode 13||Romance Languages||12/02/2012||2.66 Million||0.7|
|Season 1 Episode 14 – FINALE||1964||19/02/2012||3.88 Million||1.2|