Fox Passes on ZOOBIQUITY Pilot
May 17, 2016 by Mike McNamara
Famous song lyrics tell us that two out of three ain’t bad. Today, I’d say it’s fair for us to agree. The third Fox pilot filmed in Chicago earlier this year, ZOOBIQUITY, was passed on by the network and will not be going to series. On the brighter side, SCREEN reported last week that the other two Fox pilots, THE EXORCIST and A.P.B., have received series orders.
Filmed in Chicago in March, the light, unconventional medical procedural ZOOBIQUITY followed the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially challenged veterinarian relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside their competitive natures to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that's never been tried before. Cast included 24 alum Kim Raver and NURSE JACKIE's Peter Facinelli, pictured left.
The one-hour drama was the latest from BONES executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier. Producers included Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, upon whose best selling novel the pilot was based.
But hey, two out of three ain't bad, right? As THE EXORCIST and A.P.B. head into production, I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, enjoy these just-released first looks at both series in our SCREEN Magazine TRAILER PARK.
Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at www.findmac.com.
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