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Duo that created CW's paranormal comedy sign new deal with rival studio; departure likely means Reaper won't be back.
Apr 07, 2009
Has Reaper become the reaped?
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It isn't a good sign for a show when the two people who created it and executive produce it decide to sign a deal with a rival studio. That's pretty much what happened to Reaper today, as Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have signed a deal to develop television shows for 20th Century Fox TV.

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Cast defections, silence from execs all but make certain cancellation is imminent for CW comedies.
May 02, 2008
Bad news for Reaper, Aliens

Why must you spite us, CW! The network's Aliens in America and Reaper, two barely watched critical favorites, have been on life support for quite some time now with the CW trimming its portfolio in preparation for this fall. Now the shows look one step closer to being done for good, given that actors from each have found or are looking for a new job for next season.

Adhir Kalyan, who plays Raja in Aliens in America, signed on for a recurring role on FX's Nip/Tuck last week. He'll play a wunderkind doctor who helps out with the plastic surgery at McNamara & Troy.

Earlier this week, word got out that Scott Patterson, who played the frugal and often oblivious father on Aliens and previously gained fame for his role on Gilmore Girls, is currently job searching. E! Online reports that a rep for the actor said ...

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It's close to decision time for networks--which shows do we think are in danger of getting canned?
Apr 03, 2009
TV.com Top 10: Shows in Danger

If shows were kept around based on their quality, television would be unrecognizable. Unfortunately, great shows are often rewarded by throwing them out on the curb as the business is cruel to those that can't find audiences. Another round of eliminations is just around the corner, and these shows are in danger of being sent packing. But do any of them have a chance at survival?

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Actor Tyler Labine tells TV.com why people should be watching his critically acclaimed CW paranormal comedy.
Mar 12, 2008
Sock's 10 reasons to watch Reaper

As the 2007 fall television season trotted out its new shows, it quickly became clear which ones were favorites of critics--and they're not the programs one would think they would be.

Shows that got quick pickups--like Gossip Girl, Big Bang Theory, and Private Practice--may have been deemed successful enough by studios to warrant another season, but they didn't win the hearts of critics.

So what shows were almost universally adored by those who watch TV professionally? Aside from ABC's beloved Pushing Daisies, the program given the most thumbs up was...wait for it...the CW's Reaper, according to ratings-aggregate site Metacritic.

While critics tune in each week to see Sam (Bret Harrison) take on escaped souls from hell as a bounty hunter for Satan (Ray Wise) with the help of his slacker friends, apparently the average ...

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Linderman's doppleganger takes shape as lead actress on Kevin Smith's "devil's hitman" CW dark comedy.
Jun 25, 2007
Heroes costar sows up Reaper TV role

Hot off her recurring role on NBC's Heroes, Missy Peregrym has landed the female lead on the CW's upcoming one-hour series Reaper.

The show centers on a 21-year-old slacker (Bret Harrison) who becomes a bounty hunter for the devil (Ray Wise). Peregrym will play the slacker's pretty coworker on whom he has a crush. She replaces Nikki Reed (Thirteen), who played the role in the pilot.

On Heroes, Peregrym played Linderman's "illusionist" associate Candice Wilmer, who could take on the appearance of other people. Her credits include ABC's series Life As We Know It and the feature Stick It.

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A first look at season two of the CW's paranormal comedy is here! And it beatboxes!
Jan 08, 2009
Reaper season two trailer now on TV.com

We've been anxiously anticipating the return of the excellent CW show Reaper (thank you whoever saved it from premature cancellation!), and we finally got our first look at the second season. The CW released a trailer for the show, and it's now playing on TV.com.

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Loyalty Trumps Lawfulness
Nov 02, 2011
Sons of Anarchy: In the Grip of a Monster
Gemma still believes in Clay, and it's killing us. But after a bit of convincing, we get it. We don't like it, but we get it.
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Aliens in America canceled, Reaper, 90210 will be on next season, says source.
May 10, 2008
Report: Reaper 'likely' renewed

The roller coaster ride of emotions for Reaper fans continues, as the CW supernatural comedy has hit another peak (or is rushing down a steep slope, depending on one's affinity for coasters).

Just weeks after Reaper seemed on the outs at the CW, a reversal of fortune may be happening. E! Online cites a source claiming that Reaper will "likely" be renewed.

TV.com recently talked to Reaper star Bret Harrison (interview to post later this month) about the chances of the show's return, and he was "optimistic."

"If you had asked me a week ago, I would have said no," an "insider" tells E! about Reaper's chances. "But there have been a few changes, and now it’s looking like it'll probably get the green light."

Also looking at good fortune--and this is no ...

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Veteran actor Ray Wise discusses his amazing turn as Satan in the CW comedy, resurrecting Twin Peaks, and his pearly whites.
Mar 20, 2008
TV.com Q&A: Reaper's Ray Wise

In a city where everyone is doing whatever they can to be noticed, actor Ray Wise has one of the most recognizable Hollywood faces. In Twin Peaks, he played Leland Palmer, the demon-possessed father of slain Laura. In the fifth season of 24, he suited up as vice president Hal Gardner. And in one of the best movies ever made, Paul Verhoeven's Robocop, he gets "his boys" (guys, you know what I'm talking about) crushed by the law-enforcing cyborg.

Wise now takes a fiendishly wicked turn as Satan in the CW's Reaper, in which he employs slacker Sam (Bret Harrison) as his bounty hunter to return escaped souls to hell. Wise was kind enough to talk to TV.com about the chances of Reaper coming back for a second season, a Twin Peaks revival, and the "new" Satan.

TV.com: We're back from break! New episodes ...

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Reaper's toothy bad boy checks gives an update on his "horramedy" and his love of all things Lucifer.
Mar 24, 2009
Interview with a Devil (or, You Know, Ray Wise)

Speak of the Devil! No, seriously. Ray Wise brilliantly plays the Devil on the out-of-this-world CW comedy Reaper and I recently got to chat with him one-on-one which, you might imagine, was a little bit intimidating at first. I mean, he's a scary dude! But once we got talking it was clear that Ray Wise himself is just a nice, not-demonic man...

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Samuel "Sam" Oliver
Bert "Sock" Wysocki
Benjamin "Ben" Gonzalez
Andi Prendergast
The Devil
Throughout Sam's life, he always wondered why his mom and dad were so easy on him. Whether it was sports, school, career choices, or picking on his little brother Kyle, Sam always got away with everything. Because of it, he decided to drop out of college and take a dead beat job, wasting most of his time playing video games and wishing he could ask his co-worker Andi out. However, everything changes in Sam's life once he turns 21 and finds out the reason his parents let him get over was because they sold his soul to the devil before he was born.

Satan explains to Sam that he must serve as his bounty hunter, tracking down souls that have escaped from Hell. Initially, Sam refuses to accept his fate but he realizes the grave consequences of breaking a deal with the devil. He is armed with various vessels to collect the escapees. Sam finds that the work is dangerous and frightening even with the goof ball help of his friends and fellow slackers Sock and Ben, and Sock's former girlfriend, Josie. As bizarre as his life becomes, Sam feels good about his newfound "missions", removing evil souls from the world and sending them back to where they belong. Along with his friends and his vessel of the week, Sam prepares to face his destiny as the "reaper".

The series is produced by ABC Television Studio in association with The Mark Gordon Company.moreless