DC #546: Daytime Confidential Goes to Happy Town with Creator Josh Appelbaum

Daytime Confidential goes primetime for this special episode, featuring Josh Appelbaum, one of the creators of Happy Town, the spooky, primetime drama debuting tonight on ABC. Check your local listings. Download this episode to hear Appelbaum chat with Luke and Jamey about how his love for Twin Peaks informed the development of the kooky, fictional town of Haplin, Minnesota (where Happy Town is set), while explaining what sets his supernatural sudser apart from the classic, cult hit.

Find out what it’s like to create a series with one of your childhood best friends, which is what Appelbaum does with pal and Happy Town co-creator Andre Nemec, and how the duo came to team up with Happy Town’s other co-creator, uber producer Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity, Gone in 60 Seconds). Appelbaum also gives Luke and Jamey a glimpse into the Happy Town cast, featuring veteran actor Sam Neil, Steven Weber (Wings, Brothers & Sisters), Geoff Stults (who starred in the trio’s last ABC series October Road, as well as the long-running hit 7th Heaven), Lauren German and Ben Schnetzer, son of Another World alum Steven Schnetzer. Then the DC boys try to pry some scoopage out of Appelbaum concerning Mission Impossible IV, which the former Alias scribe has been tapped to write, alongside Nemec, based on a story treatment from JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise. Will Luke and Jamey be successful on their mission impossible? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

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6 Responses

  1. Profile photo of east.west

    And so the shift begins! Wonder what the name for the site will be in 4yrs lol.

    Watch the pilot and my viewing will stop there. A knock off of Twin Peaks if I have ever seen one. I did like What About Brian though. Great show to leave on in the background or to fold laundry too.

  2. Profile photo of troymcclure

    I’m so tired of the promos for this show that airs during AMC (and the other abc soaps I’m guessing)

    Seriously, in one hour the show the promo 7 times.  Overkill

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