Take Two (TV series)

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Take Two
TakeTwoTVLogo.png
Genre
Created by
Starring
Composer(s)Robert Duncan
Country of origin
  • United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Andrew W. Marlowe
  • Terri Edda Miller
  • Rola Bauer
  • Tim Hilkin
CinematographyBrian Pearson
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original releaseJune 21 (2018-06-21) – September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
External links
Website

Take Two is an American crime comedy-drama television series. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller, the creator and executive producer of Castle respectively, it stars Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian. It premiered on ABC in the United States on June 21, 2018.[1]

On November 21, 2018, ABC cancelled the series after one season.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series centers on Sam (Rachel Bilson), fresh out of rehab and former star of a hit cop series, and Eddie (Eddie Cibrian), a private investigator. They team up to solve crimes, with Sam doing the job as research for a potential comeback role. To get a P.I. movie lead, she has to shadow Eddie, an ex-LAPD detective-turned-private-eye. After solving a case, Sam decides to become Eddie's partner and learn more about being a P.I.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Rachel Bilson as Sam Swift, an actress who played a detective in a TV series with over 200 episodes who becomes a P.I. working alongside Eddie.[4]
  • Eddie Cibrian as Eddie Valetik, a private investigator and former LAPD detective who now works as a consultant with the department.[4]
  • Xavier de Guzman as Roberto "Berto" Vasquez, Eddie's tech assistant.[5]
  • Aliyah O'Brien as Detective Christine "Chris" Rollins, an LAPD detective. Rollins and Eddie have an on-again/off-again relationship.[4]
  • Alice Lee as Monica, Sam's unpaid assistant who is working towards her PhD in Psychology.[4]

Recurring[edit]

  • Jordan Gavaris as Mick English, medical examiner[6]
  • Heather Doerksen as Syd, Sam's agent
  • Lamont Thompson as Zeus, Eddie's former partner from the LAPD who is currently a bar owner and runs a consulting firm that uses top-notch security systems

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Take Two"John TerleskyAndrew W. Marlowe & Terri Edda MillerJune 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)3.36[7]
2"Smoking Gun"Holly DaleAndrew W. Marlowe & Terri Edda MillerJune 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)3.01[8]
3"Taken"Paul HolahanDavid AmannJuly 5, 2018 (2018-07-05)2.89[9]
4"Ex's and Oh's"John TerleskyDebra J. FisherJuly 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)2.78[10]
5"Death Becomes Him"Holly DaleDan E. FesmanJuly 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)3.12[11]
6"The Devil You Know"Brad TurnerMo MasiJuly 26, 2018 (2018-07-26)2.52[12]
7"About Last Night"Rob LiebermanKathy Miller KelleyAugust 2, 2018 (2018-08-02)2.53[13]
8"All About Ava"Dawn WilkinsonCooper McMainsAugust 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)2.95[14]
9"Shadows of the Past"Michael RobisonMark ShepherdAugust 16, 2018 (2018-08-16)2.52[15]
10"Stillwater"Rob LiebermanDan E. FesmanAugust 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)1.85[16]
11"Family Ties"Alexandra LaRocheDebra J. Fisher & Mo MasiAugust 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)2.40[16]
12"It Takes a Thief"Guy BeeDavid AmannSeptember 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)2.34[17]
13"One to the Heart"Holly DaleTerri Edda Miller & Andrew W. MarloweSeptember 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)2.91[18]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series, which was in development since late March 2016,[3] was ordered straight-to-series by ABC on November 16, 2017, with German RTL Group's channel VOX and French France 2 instantly joining them.[19]

Casting[edit]

On November 16, 2017, Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian were cast as Sam and Eddie, the female and male leads, respectively.[19] Xavier de Guzman joined the cast as Berto on February 15, 2018,[5] and afterwards on March 13, 2018, Aliyah O'Brien and Alice Lee were cast as Detective Christine Rollins and Monica, respectively.[4]

Filming[edit]

Production of the series started shooting at Crossing Riverbend Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia, on February 26, 2018, and concluded on July 23, 2018.[20][21]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 55% based on 11 reviews.[22] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, scores the series 53 out of 100 based on 10 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[23]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Take Two" June 21, 2018 0.5/2 3.36[7] 0.3 1.65 0.8 5.01[24]
2 "Smoking Gun" June 28, 2018 0.4/2 3.01[8] 0.3 1.65 0.7 4.66[25]
3 "Taken" July 5, 2018 0.4/2 2.89[9] 0.3 1.50 0.7 4.39[26]
4 "Ex’s and Oh’s" July 12, 2018 0.5/2 2.78[10] 0.2 1.35 0.7 4.13[27]
5 "Death Becomes Him" July 19, 2018 0.4/2 3.12[11] 0.2 1.13 0.6 4.26[28]
6 "The Devil You Know" July 26, 2018 0.4/2 2.52[12] 0.3 1.49 0.7 4.01[29]
7 "About Last Night" August 2, 2018 0.4/2 2.53[13] 0.2 1.39 0.6 3.92[30]
8 "All About Ava" August 9, 2018 0.6/3 2.95[14] N/A N/A N/A N/A
9 "Shadows of the Past" August 16, 2018 0.4/2 2.52[15] 0.2 1.46 0.6 3.96[31]
10 "Stillwater" August 30, 2018 0.2/1 1.85[16] 0.2 N/A 0.4[32] N/A
11 "Family Ties" August 30, 2018 0.4/2 2.40[16] 0.2 N/A 0.6[32] N/A
12 "It Takes A Thief" September 6, 2018 0.4/2 2.34[17] 0.3 1.59 0.7 3.93[33]
13 "One to the Heart" September 13, 2018 0.5/2 2.91[18] 0.2 N/A 0.7[34] N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (May 14, 2018). "ABC Sets Premiere Dates For 'Match Game', 'The Proposal', And 'Take Two'". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 21, 2018). "'Take Two' Canceled at ABC as Rachel Bilson Drama Eyes New Life on Streaming". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Tartaglione, Nancy (March 29, 2016). "'Castle's Andrew Marlowe & Terri Miller Team With Tandem On 'Take Two' Crime Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Petski, Denise (13 March 2018). "'Take Two': Aliyah O'Brien & Alice Lee Cast in ABC Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (2018-02-15). "'The Rookie' ABC Casts Titus Makin; Xavier De Guzman In 'Take Two'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  6. ^ Gelman, Vlada (22 June 2018). "ABC's Take Two Premiere: Grade It!". TVLine. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Porter, Rick (June 22, 2018). "'The Four,' 'Match Game,' all others hold: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Porter, Rick (June 29, 2018). "'Big Brother' adjusts up, 'Take Two' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 9, 2018). "'Young Sheldon' rerun adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 13, 2018). "'The Four' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 20, 2018). "'Big Brother' holds onto season high: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 27, 2018). "'Trial and Error,' 'Young Sheldon' rerun adjust down: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 3, 2018). "'Big Brother' adjusts up, 'Big Bang Theory' encore adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 10, 2018). "'Trial & Error,' 'Big Brother,' everything else adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  15. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 17, 2018). "'Big Brother,' 'Take Two' and most shows adjust down: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d Welch, Alex (August 31, 2018). "'The Gong Show' finale, 'Big Brother,' everything else adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  17. ^ a b Welch, Alex (September 10, 2018). "'Big Brother' and NFL adjust up: Thursday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
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