Paulina Gaitan stars as Jahel
We all hope that our time is not wasted. And so when we pour ourselves into a promising show, we hope that it’s not going to be cancelled due to the whims of the big networks.
I believe that The River is different. ABC has cancelled enough good shows like V, FlashForward, and Invasion and they are ready for something with a future. Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks are behind this show, along with some great writers from Paranormal Activity. Add in the acting props of Bruce Greenwood, Luisana Lopilato, and Leslie Cole, and you have something very special.
Still, networks have done stupider things (how could Fox cancel Arrested Development!?), and I don’t like that this is a midseason show. January / February is not traditionally the best time to launch a show.
I’m starting to see a large group of fans for The River even before the first promo has aired on television. This COULD be the next Lost. Let’s hope it has its own legs. Stay tuned!