Thursday, Oct. 9
Accompanied by his beautiful blonde bodyguard, a government science advisor travels the country investigating abuses of science and crimes of a scientific nature. The project is based on a British miniseries.
There's the "Dark Knight" teaser with the tagline "Why so serious?" which may apply to "Eleventh Hour" as well. The pilot appears to have taken its cloned babies plotline directly from the British original and director Danny Cannon has given the show his trademark stylized look. Rufus Sewell looks to be a capable and compelling lead, but why did the clips screened for advertisers feature Marc Blucas -- presumably in what is just a one-off guest appearance -- far more than Marley Shelton, the show's second lead? Even if the clips weren't instantly outstanding, this is a slam-dunk in the post-"CSI" slot.
Rufus Sewell ("Dark City"), Marley Shelton ("Sin City")
Jerry Bruckheimer TV, Warner Bros. TV
Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), Jonathan Littman ("Without a Trace"), Danny Cannon ("CSI: Miami"), Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff ("Sleeper Cell"), Mick Davis ("Wake of Death"), and Paul Buccieri ("Fashion House")
'The Eleventh Hour' Photos
'Eleventh Hour' Video Clip
Rufus Sewell Video Clip