The Gates can best be summarized as Desperate Housewives meetings Twilight meets True Blood meets Twin Peeks. Yes, the show is a mish-mash of many familiar topics and themes, but I enjoyed the pilot episode that I previewed. This new ABC summer series will be premiering on June 20 and we have three sneak peeks for you below.
‘Pilot’— The Monohan family move into their new home in The Gates, an exclusive community of perfectly manicured lawns and friendly neighbors. But things grow complicated when Nick Monohan, the new Chief of Police, has to investigate those neighbors in a missing persons case during his first day on the job. Claire and Dylan Radcliff fight to hide not only their involvement in Nick’s case, but their rather unusual family secret. Meanwhile, Charlie Monohan tries to adjust to his new school, finding a friend in the beautiful but unavailable Andie Bates. Just when his family is finally settling in, Nick’s world is rocked by a late-night caller with some terrible news, on the premiere of ‘The Gates,’SUNDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
‘The Gates’stars Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan, Marisol Nichols as Sarah Monahan, Rhona Mitra as Claire Radcliff, Luke Mably as Dylan Radcliff, Travis Caldwell as Charlie Monohan, Skyler Samuels as Andie Bates, Colton Haynes as Brett Crezski, Chandra West as Devon, Victoria Platt as Peg Mueller, Justin Miles as Marcus Jordan and Janina Gavankar as Leigh Turner.
Guest Starring are Brett Cullen as Frank Buckley, McKaley as Dana Monahan, Georgia Cole as Emily Radcliff, James Preston as Lukas Ford, Devyn Tyler as Mia Mueller, Roger Cross as Coach Ross, John Rodriguez as Riley, Billy Slaughter as teacher, Matthew Cornwell as Eddie Barnes, Johnny Messner as Mark Woodbury, Randy Austin as state cop and Carrie Scharbo as concerned mother.
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