The Gates (TV series)

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The Gates
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Genre Drama
Crime drama
Mystery
Suspense
Supernatural drama
Horror
Thriller
Created by Richard Hatem
Grant Scharbo
Starring Frank Grillo
Janina Gavankar
Chandra West
Luke Mably
James Preston
Marisol Nichols
Rhona Mitra
Colton Haynes
Skyler Samuels
Travis Caldwell
Victoria Platt
Justin Miles
Composer(s) Robert Duncan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Richard Hatem
Grant Scharbo
Gina Matthews
Producer(s) Steve Miner
Dennis Stuart Murphy
Scott Nimerfro
Cinematography Arthur Albert
Philip Holahan
Editor(s) Bill Johnson
Peter B. Ellis
Michael Stern
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Little Engine Productions
Summerland Entertainment
Fox Television Studios
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format HDTV 720p
Original release June 20 – September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)

The Gates was an American supernatural[1] crime drama[2] television series that aired on the ABC network from June 20, 2010 to September 19, 2010.[3][4] The show was cancelled after its first season due to low ratings.

Plot[edit]

Nick Monahan and his family move from Chicago to a serene, upscale community called The Gates, where he has a job as the new chief of police. They soon realise that the community is unlike any other, consisting of mysterious neighbours who are not what they appear to be.[1][5][6]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan, the Gates new chief of police.
  • Marisol Nichols as Sarah Monohan, his wife.
  • Travis Caldwell as Charlie Monohan, his son.
  • McKaley Miller as Dana Monohan, his daughter.
  • Luke Mably as Dylan Radcliff, a vampire.
  • Rhona Mitra as Claire Radcliff, a vampire and Dylan's wife.
  • Chandra West as Devon Buckley, the series' main antagonist and a witch.
  • Victoria Platt as Dr. Peg Mueller, Devon's nemesis, as well as a witch.
  • Skyler Samuels as Andie Bates, a succubus and both Charlie and Brett's love interest.
  • Colton Haynes as Brett Crezki, Andie's ex-boyfriend and a werewolf.
  • Justin Miles as Marcus Jordan, a deputy officer alongside Leigh Turner and Nick Monahan.
  • Janina Gavankar as Leigh Turner, a deputy officer alongside Marcus Jordan and Nick Monahan. Her species is unknown, presumed the "living dead" as her heart was ripped out by an ex-boyfriend.
  • James Preston as Lukas Ford, a werewolf and leader of his own small pack of teenage werewolves.

Development and production[edit]

In January 2009, The Gates was among numerous pilot scripts being considered by ABC for the 2009–2010 season.[7] It was not until October 2009 that ABC first announced development of the series, which is an international co-production for Fox Television Studios through their international paradigm.[2] A green-light for the 13 episode order was contingent on international financing for the project,[2] which makes the series more economically feasible as a summer replacement.[8]

Casting began in January 2010.[9] In early February, casting announcements included Frank Grillo in a lead role, as well as Luke Mably, Janina Gavankar, and Chandra West having joined the cast.[10] Late March 2010 castings included Marisol Nichols and Rhona Mitra in leading roles.[11] Victoria Platt, Skyler Samuels and newcomer Justin Miles were also cast in the project.[11] Paul Blackthorne will appear in a recurring role.[12]

Filming began in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 29, 2010, and was expected to continue until August 2010.[13][14] Original reports by Variety suggested that the series might be filmed overseas,[15] with another outlet mentioning South America.[16] The show has featured music by a variety of artists, including indie folk songwriter Quinn Marston.[17][18]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Terry McDonoughRichard Hatem & Grant ScharboJune 20, 2010 (2010-06-20)4.64[19]
The lives of the Monohan family become unexpectedly complicated after moving into their new home in an exclusive community called "The Gates." In his new job as Chief of Police, Nick Monohan becomes involved in a missing person's case on his first day as he learns his neighbors are hiding their involvement in the case as well as a family secret. Just when his family is finally settling in, Nick receives bad news.
2"What Lies Beneath"David BarrettGrant ScharboJune 27, 2010 (2010-06-27)3.19
Nick, disturbed by his discoveries about The Gates, investigates the death of his predecessor. Meanwhile, Claire deals with the backlash from her latest misdeed. Brett wants to keep dating Andie, but Andie must sort out her feelings for Charlie.
3"Breach"Terry McDonoughRichard HatemJuly 11, 2010 (2010-07-11)3.25[20]
A string of small crimes hits the Gates, starting with a robbery at the McAllister's house. Elsewhere, someone from Claire's past arrives and isn't buying her as a housewife. Lukas continues to pressure Brett to let loose with the rest of the pack.
4"The Monster Within"Paul A. EdwardsGabrielle StantonJuly 18, 2010 (2010-07-18)2.97[21]
Brett and the pack receive some unwanted attention when a hunter goes missing. Nick and Dylan try to put their issues aside at the Father Daughter Dance. Andie and Charlie's relationship starts to blossom, but a surprise flip flops everything.
5"Repercussions"David SolomonScott NimerfroJuly 25, 2010 (2010-07-25)2.89[22]
Just as Nick comes to a dramatic realization that vampires exist, he's forced into a close association with one. But Nick and Dylan's secret is in jeopardy when Marcus looks into Teresa's disappearance. Trouble's in the air when Devon attends a party accompanied by her ex-husband and his new wife. Meanwhile, Charlie is determined to pursue Andie unmindful of the dangers that he may face.
6"Jurisdiction"David GrossmanJared RomeroAugust 1, 2010 (2010-08-01)2.83[23]
Nick asks Dylan for help in finding the vampire who murdered a neighbor inside The Gates. Claire can't seem to end her "arrangement" with Christian. Meanwhile, extreme danger is in store for those around Andie when she tries to control her symptoms without her meds.
7"Digging the Dirt"Fred GerberRobert Hewitt WolfeAugust 8, 2010 (2010-08-08)2.62[24]
Nick and Dylan must find a secret about Frank Buckley to level the blackmail playing field. Social politics may ruin Sarah's pool party. Brett and Charlie continue to vie for Andie's affections. Devon has ulterior motives for trying internet dating.
8"Dog Eat Dog"David BarrettGabrielle StantonAugust 15, 2010 (2010-08-15)2.59[25]
Nick must act as referee between Vampires and Werewolves after Lukas' father is attacked and left for dead. In the middle of it all, Andie and Brett turn to each other. After being refused by Peg, Mia turns to Devon to learn witchcraft. Christian threatens to reveal his true relationship with Claire.
9"Identity Crisis"Steve MinerScott NimerfroAugust 22, 2010 (2010-08-22)2.82[26]
An FBI agent visits the gates, searching for a criminal who may have taken refuge in The Gates. Andie grows weaker by the day, and Charlie has an unexpected crush. Claire and Dylan struggle to repair their bond.
10"Little Girl Lost"Steve ShillRobert Hewitt WolfeSeptember 5, 2010 (2010-09-05)2.68[27]
Dylan and Claire are asking Nick for help when Emily is kidnapped. Brett faces the realities of a relationship with Andie.
11"Surfacing"Holly DaleGrant ScharboSeptember 12, 2010 (2010-09-12)2.09[28]
Nick's past is haunting him, because of Devon's summoning. Claire is visited by Emily's Aunt Nancy and a social worker. Dana tries to bring Charlie and Andie back together.
12"Bad Moon Rising"Arthur AlbertRichard Hatem & Jared RomeroSeptember 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)2.78
A controversial decision threatens to tear the neighborhood apart. Sarah makes a discovery about Devon. Brett reacts to the news that Charlie and Andie are back together.
13"Moving Day"Fred GerberGrant Scharbo & Gabrielle StantonSeptember 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)2.84
Devastated by recent events, the Monohans decide to leave The Gates. The Radcliffes pursue Devon; Brett desperately searches for Andie.

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Season Originally Aired
Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Sunday 10:00 pm June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20) September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19) 2010 N/A 2.92

Cancellation[edit]

Soon after the first season finished airing there were rumors that the show would not be returning for a second season. These rumors were further fueled by cast member Grillo's tweets suggesting that his contract was not going to be renewed.[29] In October 2010 several of the show's stars confirmed that the show had indeed been canceled and that there would not be a second season.[30][31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Gates: Show Description". ABCmedianet. ABC Television Network. Retrieved April 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Hibberd, James; Andreeva, Nellie (October 14, 2009). "ABC gives series order to 'The Gates'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 11, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "ABC Announces 2010 Summer Schedule" (Press release). ABC Television Network. April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Editor's Note on Airtime Changes for Scoundrels and The Gates (6/20)" (Press release). ABC Television Network. May 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, March 25". The Futon Critic. March 25, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Development Update: Wednesday, February 10". The Futon Critic. February 10, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Development Update:Wednesday, January 14". The Futon Critic. January 14, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Schneider, Michael (April 8, 2010). "No summer break for ABC". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Archived from the original on April 28, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 8, 2010). "ABC orders 'Scoundrels'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 9, 2010). "'Prison Break' actor joins ABC's 'Gates'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 24, 2010). "Two CBS comedy pilots cast female leads". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  12. ^ Hibberd, James (April 22, 2010). "Bruce Boxleitner, A.J. Buckley join Syfy pics". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  13. ^ Scott, Mike (March 22, 2010). "Dozens of film, TV projects rolling -- or getting ready to -- in Louisiana". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Shreveport-Bossier Selected as Shooting Location for New Television Series "The Gates" from Fox Television Studios" (Press release). Shreveport-Bossier Film Assistance. March 2010. Archived from the original on April 26, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  15. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (October 14, 2009). "ABC nears 'Gates' deal with Fox". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Archived from the original on April 28, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, October 15". The Futon Critic. October 15, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Quinn Marston in Ghost Whisperer". moogi.com. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-07-06. Cause for Alarm (Season 5, Episode 5) -- So High by Quinn Marston -- One Tree Hill -- The Gates -- Ghost Whisperer 
  18. ^ "The Gates (ABC tv show) Repercussions: Season 1, Episode 5". TV.com. July 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-16. "Electric One" by Quinn Marston (Andi researches succubus) ... Air Date -- Sunday July 25, 2010 
  19. ^ Gorman, Bill (21 June 2010). "TV Ratings Sunday: US Open Tops Leaderboard; Scoundrels, The Gates Out Of Bounds". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  20. ^ Gorman, Bill (July 12, 2010). "TV Ratings Sunday: Big Brother On Top, Scoundrels Keeps Falling". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  21. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 19, 2010). "TV Ratings: FOX Repeats & Big Brother Lead Night; Scoundrels & The Gates Finish Last". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  22. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 26, 2010). "TV Ratings: 'Family Guy' Leads FOX; Big Brother Bigger; Scoundrels Shrinking Away". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  23. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 2, 2010). "TV Ratings: CBS & FOX Duel As 'Big Brother' & 'Family Guy' Reruns Pace Night;". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  24. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 9, 2010). "TV Ratings: 'Bengals vs. Cowboys' T.O./Romo Trumps All; 'Scoundrels' Up ; 'The Gates' Down". TVbytheNumbers. Archived from the original on August 16, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  25. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 15, 2010). "TV Ratings: PGA Championship & 'Big Brother' Lead CBS to Victory; 'Scoundrels' Ends Quietly". TVbytheNumbers. Archived from the original on August 19, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
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  29. ^ ABC to cancel 'The Gates'? By Morgan Jeffery - Digital Spy, Friday, October 15, 2010, 8:22am EDT
  30. ^ 'The Gates' stars confirm series axe By Morgan Jeffery - Digital Spy, Monday, October 18, 2010, 10:02am EDT
  31. ^ 'The Gates' is cancelled by ABC - UnrealityShout

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