The Gates (TV series)

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The Gates
Genre Drama
Crime drama
Supernatural drama
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)
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
Original network ABC
Picture format HDTV 720p
Original release June 20 – September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)

The Gates is 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.


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]


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

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]

Series 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.[19] 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.[20][21]

See also[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". 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". July 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-16. "Electric One" by Quinn Marston (Andi researches succubus) ... Air Date -- Sunday July 25, 2010 
  19. ^ ABC to cancel 'The Gates'? By Morgan Jeffery - Digital Spy, Friday, October 15, 2010, 8:22am EDT
  20. ^ 'The Gates' stars confirm series axe By Morgan Jeffery - Digital Spy, Monday, October 18, 2010, 10:02am EDT
  21. ^ 'The Gates' is cancelled by ABC - UnrealityShout

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