The Unusuals

ATWT Star Magnussen On The Unusuals

As The World Turns star Billy Magnussen (Casey) makes a guest spot on the now defunct Amber Tamblyn (ex- Emily 1.0 GH) show, The Unusuals tonight at 10pm on ABC. Magnussen will play  Bo Keebler, a man that attempted to rob a Chinese restaurant, that is now being released into the custody of a U.S. Marshall.

Castle Earns "Most Startling Show of Support" In USA TODAY's 12th Annual Save Our Shows Survey

USA TODAY just published the results of their 12th Annual Save Our Show Survey and Nathan Fillion's Castle received the "most startling show of support" and ranked fourth in the poll with 39 percent of fans wanting it to return. In USA TODAY's complete results it reports that Castle's chance for survival "looks promising...given more lackluster ratings for other new ABC dramas." Unfortunately, the news wasn't so good for Amber Tamblyn's The Unusuals which ranked 12th in the survey, with only 25 percent of voters wanting it to return.

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USA TODAY's 12th Annual Save Our Shows Survey

Hey everyone, just a heads up. USA TODAY has their 12th Annual Save Our Shows survey going on right now, encouraging primetime fans to voice their support for shows that may be on renewal bubble. This includes such newcomers as Nathan Fillion's Castle and Amber Tamblyn's The Unusuals.

Many of the shows on the bubble include: Samantha Who? The Unusuals, Scrubs, Surviving Suburbia, Castle, Cupid, In the Motherhood, Better off Ted, Cold Case, The Unit, Without a Trace, Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Rules of Engagement, Chuck, Medium, My Name is Earl, Parks and Recreation, Southland and Privileged.

Don't let your favorite shows end up like Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies, Life on Mars and Eli Stone! Cast your vote on the survey. It could make the difference.

Grading Amber Tamblyn's The Unusuals

Last night Amber Tamblyn's The Unusuals premiered after Lost. I don't know what you all thought, but I really enjoyed it. It was quirky without being crazy. Tamblyn's character Casey Shraeger is a Park Avenue princess who turned her back on "the sweet life" to become a detective. Now she's been transferred to the Homicide unit from Vice and her boss, Sergeant Harvey Brown, reveals that he's had her transferred into his unit help him clean it up and uncover what is really going on.

Tamblyn is paired with Jeremy Renner, who portrays her new partner Detective Jason Walsh. I found them to be an oddly perfect combination. Like ABC's other new crime drama Castle, both actors anchor the show and had great chemistry. What separates The Unusuals from Castle is that unlike Castle, The Unusuals doesn't still need to flesh out its "supporting" characters or provide us with their motivation. I love Nathan Fillion in Castle and will be watching it each week, but its supporting characters aren't quite where they need to be, yet.

All in all I'd give the episode a solid A and will definitely being tuning in next week.

What grade do you give The Unusuals?

Amber Tamblyn is Unusual

Nathan Fillion isn't the only ABC Daytime Star making the leap to ABC's Primetime line-up. General Hospital's Amber Tamblyn (Emily 1.0) stars in the mid-season replacement The Unusuals. Tamblyn's new series is a dramedy about a NYPD vice squad detective who finds herself transferred to the homicide beat with no explanantion for the transfer.

The Unusuals premiers on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in the cancelled Dirty Sexy Money's timeslot.

Related: GH Alum to Star in Primetime Drama

GH Alum to star in prime time drama

Former General Hospital star, Amber Tamblyn has been tapped to star in The Unusuals, an ABC drama set to take place in midseason.

In The Unusuals, Tamblyn will take on the role as one of New York's finest, detective Casey Shraeger, who winds up in the homicide division surrounded by a group of tight knit colleagues with a quirky sense of humor and a huge mystery.

Best known for her role as Emily Quartermaine, Tamblyn is no stranger to the prime time arena. After her six year stint at GH, she went on to star in the critically acclaimed series Joan of Arcadia, which nabbed her a Golden Globe nomination. She has also made her mark on the silver screen with hits such as The Ring, The Grudge 2, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 and 2.