It’s still 100 degrees here in the valley in Los Angeles, but Fall is just around the corner and with it comes a slate of new shows. Will they be winners or losers? I got a chance to watch a couple of shows that will be airing on ABC. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts.
First up is “Betrayal” (premieres Sunday, Sept. 29, 10/9c). This is an intriguing show (perhaps they should have called it “Intrigue,” though now I feel like I’m hawking some sort of Calvin Klein perfume).
The underlying premise is this: What happens when you’ve finally met your soul mate but you’re already married? That’s what happens to Sara (Hannah Ware) and Jack (Stuart Townsend), who meet by chance but are instantly drawn to each other.
Both seem to have successful and happy marriages. Sara is married to Drew and they have a small son. Jack is wed to Elaine and works for her father, Thatcher (James Cromwell) a shady businessman. They are parents to teenaged twins, Valerie (Elizabeth McLaughlin) and Victor (Braeden Lemasters).
While Sara and Jack struggle with feelings of guilt and betrayal, they are unable to deny their growing attraction to each other. When Thatcher’s brother-in-law is murdered and evidence leads back to T.J. (Henry Thomas), Thatcher’s mentally challenged son, the two find themselves on opposite sides of a high profile court case as Sara’s husband is the prosecuting attorney and Jack is the lawyer for the defense. (You almost want to cue that “Law & Order” bing-bong sound here, don’t you?)
It’s good to see Henry Thomas (Elliott from “E.T.”) on TV again! He is so convincing as T.J. I think this show has enough intrigue to pull viewers in, and if the “Betrayal” pilot’s sexiness and mystery continue throughout the season, they’ll easily ride through a full order of 24 episodes. Check out the official show site here.
Watch the trailer below and tell me you’re not intrigued. I dare you.