Scoop: ABC's 'Edgar Floats' gets major overhaul

tom-cavanaghImage Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/PR PhotosThere’s retooling a pilot, and then there’s gutting a pilot. ABC and Warner Bros. are choosing to do the latter with Edgar Floats, the highly touted character-driven procedural from Life creator Rand Ravich and starring Tom Cavanagh.

Although reps for ABC and Warner Bros. declined comment, sources confirm that the network and studio have jointly decided to part ways with nearly the entire cast, including Cavanagh and costars Alicia Witt, Derek Webster, Alex Solowitz, and Raoul Trujillo. That leaves Robert Patrick as the only Edgar thesp still attached to the show.

An insider close to Edgar says the pilot, which recently received a six-episode script order from ABC, is being completely reconceived. I’ll take Understatements of the Century for $500, Alex!

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  • Jana

    Wow, too bad. I would have watched that show based on that cast alone.

    • Scobes

      I know. I was excited about the show simply because of Tom Cavanaugh.

      • Kerrin

        ditto

      • javabooknut

        Also would have given it a shot just for Cavanaugh alone. Lovemonkey was awesome and got canceled. His advertising show also go canceled. I love this guy. I don’t get it.

    • alicia

      i found there is a “web//site” named “black // white / Cupid” for dating or relationship, black or white singles can go there to find something sexy or beauty online !!!! ;)

      • Ayn

        Isn’t there a way to keep these spammers/dating site posters off of this page? This idiot posts on EVERY page!!!

    • melissa

      So does that mean that Damian Lewis is going to help Rand out by joining the cast in the lead? I sooo miss Life. I watch it all the time.

    • Ika

      Yeah…I hear you. I like Cavanaugh and Witt. Not sure of the original premise of the show, but I would have given it a look.

  • Jana

    Wow, too bad. I would have watched that show based on that cast alone.

    • Scobes

      I know. I was excited about the show simply because of Tom Cavanaugh.

    • alicia

      i found there is a “web//site” named “black // white / Cupid” for dating or relationship, black or white singles can go there to find something sexy or beauty online !!!! ;)

      • Ayn

        Isn’t there a way to keep these spammers/dating site posters off of this page? This idiot posts on EVERY page!!!

  • Mindy

    Hey Ausiello, Got any Hannah Montana scoop ….. Im kidding

  • Mindy

    Hey Ausiello, Got any Hannah Montana scoop ….. Im kidding

  • David4

    Why not just “cancel” the series?

    • Yes

      No kidding, sounds like it’s going to be a completely different show anyway!

    • well

      seriously. how do you order a pilot pickup and then COMPLETELY redo it including script and cast. How many other shows that actually had a decent script/cast already didn’t get picked up for them to half arse pick up this one?

  • David4

    Why not just “cancel” the series?

    • Yes

      No kidding, sounds like it’s going to be a completely different show anyway!

  • MsSuniDaze

    Wow. That’s not a good sign. I’m sure this will fix all it’s problems-ha. The show sounds DOA.

  • pancakes

    Damn. I was looking forward to seeing Alicia Witt on a weekly basis.

    • MB

      Me, too!

    • Brian

      I couldn’t afford to see her on a weekly basis, I’m not even sure I could even afford one date!!

  • Susan

    Too bad-I would have given the show a chance with that cast-esp Cavanagh who I loved in “Ed”. I hope he gets another show soon!

  • XK

    Too bad… Alicia Witt + Tom Cavanaugh + Rand Ravich would have had me watching.

    • will

      Alicia Witt can’t ever seem to catch a break…I guess I’ll just go watch Urban Legend again.

      • mary q contrary

        you could always catch some reruns of Cybil……… on second thought, don’t put yourself through that. Urban Legend it is.

  • doug

    I was looking forward to m ore Tom Cavanaugh. why change something that’s highly touted though?

  • karen

    Okay they totally lost me. I was looking forward to Cavanagh but now I’m going to hold a grudge.

    • Kim from Texas

      I agree!!

  • Lindsey

    Sad. I was going to watch it just for Tom Cavanagh.. I’ve followed him through all the ups and downs (most downs, unfortunately) ever since Ed… Too bad..

  • Lindsey

    Sad. I was going to watch it just for Tom Cavanagh.. I’ve followed him through all the ups and downs (most downs, unfortunately) ever since Ed… Too bad..

  • mike

    Ausiello, in all your infinite TV wisdom how don’t you know that there is no $500 category on Jeopardy now!

    • bootsycolumbia

      Thanks, Mike! I was going to post the same thing.

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