Upfronts 2012: Watch previews of ABC’s ‘Mistresses’ and ‘Zero Hour’

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ABC’s new prime-time soap ‘Mistresses’ is an import from the U.K. with former ‘Gossip Girls’ writer K.J. Steinberg giving it the American treatment.

The series stars Alysssa Milano, ‘Lost’s’ Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan as friends making their way through the ups and downs of life. Milano plays the career woman who’s also attempting to start a family with her husband, Macallan plays her wild child younger sister, Aytes plays their mutual friend, a widowed mother of two attempting to rebuild her life, and Kim plays a therapist attempting to rebuild her own life after getting way too close to a patient.

‘Prison Break’ creator Paul T. Scheuring is back with a ‘DaVinci Code'-like thriller called ‘Zero Hour.’

Anthony Edwards plays a professional skeptic who discovers a vast conspiracy when his wife is abducted from her antique clock shop. How vast? It’s the kind of conspiracy that reaches back centuries, threatens the entire human race and can be uncovered only by following clues on a treasure map and solving puzzles.


Jacinda Barrett plays the wife and Michael Nyqvist plays the mysterious bad guy, named White Vincent.

The series also stars Addison Timlin, Carmen Ejogo and Scott Michael Foster.

Both shows will join ABC midseason.


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