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The future doesn't look very bright for ABC's Pan Am. The show's season one finale attracted only 3.9 million viewers, the lowest in its time slot. So, after spending the past few weeks on the bubble, it looks like Sunday's dismal ratings guarantee the show won't be returning.
Now, with our favorite prime-time travel series kaput, we're hoping the networks will have something new travelers can look forward to in the fall season.
Here's a look at the top 3 most promising pilot shows for armchair adventurers:
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So, did you watch the premiere episode of ABC's Pan Am last night? It seems like half the world did, from the way Twitter was blowing up about it. Of course you can't go about judging a show from its premiere eppyit's like judging a book by its heavily-financed coverbut we'll attempt to anyway.
Yesterday evening, we were introduced to Maggie, Kate, Colette, Laura, Dean and Ted. Their complexions are perfect, their Pan Am crew uniforms perfectly starched and their curiosity for the world genuine. Alas, it's not just because they are actors, but because this is the truth of what it was really like back in the heyday of the jet age. Also it's worth noting their hair is very bouncy.
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Is it autumn yet? Summer TV is so boring, especially when we've got ABC's new period drama Pan Am to look forward to. The series, which still doesn't have a premiere date, follows the swingingest period in Pan Am's history, when flight attendants were all class, steaks were still served onboard with steak knives, and a Pan Am helicopter whisked First Class passengers from Manhattan's Pan Am building to Idlewild Airport (now JFK) to catch their flight.
It seems that another, longer preview of the show has hit the net recently and we totally missed it until now. In it, we see a few more shots of the computer-generated Pan Am Worldport (now Delta's JFK Terminal 3) as well as glimpses of some serious stewardess/pilot fraternizing.
Enjoy, but then watch the video below to see what it was really like during the hey day of the Pan Am jet Clippers:
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Yes yes yes yes! ABC has picked up the Pan Am TV show pilot for its 2011-2012 season. There's no set premiere date yet, but rest assured we'll keep you posted. All we know is that Pan Am is due to air on Sunday nights at 10pm, after Desperate Housewives. The workplace drama has been billed as the next Mad Men, and with Christina Ricci starring amidst all the sex and intrigue of Pan Am myth, this could be right.
We especially love the incorporation of New York-JFK's Terminal 3 in the promo cast shot above. Once upon a (far more glamorous) time, Terminal 3 was better known as the "Worldport," Pan Am's UFO-styled HQ in the Big Apple. These days it's used by Delta and scheduled for demolition in the few few years. We're now wondering if the new ABC show will have architecture and retro buffs out at JFK visiting it before its date with destiny.
Video preview! This way...
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For the past two months we've been tracking movies filming in Michigan. And, oh, what we’ve seen: From Christina Ricci at the RennFest to Rob Schneider partying in Greektown, it’s been quite a ride.
But just because our column is ending, filming in Michigan continues. In fact, according to the movie's official website, “Intent” begins shooting in Novi tomorrow. The movie stars Andrew McCarthy, which is good for him since his day job on "Lipstick Jungle" seems to be coming to an end. Oh, and did we mention that "Twilight" phenom, Jackson Rathbone is also starring? You'll be able to check out set pictures on the movie's website once filming is underway.
If you have any suggestions for our next "Chasing" map, do send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we mentioned in our first Chasing Michigan post, Christina Ricci has been filming "All's Faire in Love" at the Michigan Ren Fest in Holly, Michigan.
Last week, Christina was spotted buying cosmetics for the cast and crew at LUSH Cosmetics in Troy. According to the Detroit Free Press, she bought four gifts including LUSH's Hello Gorgeous. Gifts for the wrap party perhaps? From what we hear filming is just about complete.
Lights, Camera... Michigan? That's right, thanks to a new incentives program from the Michigan Film Office, the state is experiencing a boom in filming with more than 60 movies on the shooting schedule for this year alone, up from just three last year. Looks like Michigan might just be Hollywood Midwest.
Christina Ricci arrived at LAX with her traveling companion Ramon earlier this week. Aww. He's even got a sweater vest that complements his owner's!
It pays to have a buddy when you're out on the road, whether for business (as Ricci is, promoting her new movie "Penelope") or pleasure. Almost 30 million Americans took their pet on vacation last year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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