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THE MAGUS CREW ARE SCHOCKED TO DISCOVER THE MYSTERY BEHIND ONE OF
EMMET'S MISSING COLLEAGUES, AND LINCOLN FACES A CHALLENGING DECISION
THAT PUTS SOMEONE IN A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION, ON ABC's "THE RIVER"
"A Better Man" - As the search continues for Emmet and his crew, the Magus comes across one of Emmet's crew members who went missing alongside Emmet. They soon discover that he's been cursed and learn the mystical story behind the curse, which is now a matter of life and death. Lincoln faces a challenge when the rest of the crew want to leave their plagued colleague behind to continue the mission, and he must try to be their moral compass, on "The River," TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The River" stars Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson as Lincoln Cole, Leslie Hope as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford as Lena Landry, Paul Blackthorne as Clark Quietly, Thomas Kretschmann as Captain Kurt Brynildson, Daniel Zacapa as Emilio Valenzuela, Shaun Parkes as Andreus Jude ("AJ") Poulain and Paulina Gait�n as Jahel Valenzuela.
"A Better Man" was written Aron Eli Coleite and directed by Dean White.
"The River" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/11/12
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2011) "The River" follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann). "The River" stars Bruce Greenwood ("Star Trek") as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2") as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne ("Lipstick Jungle") as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope ("24") as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford ("Lone Star") as Lena, Shaun Parkes ("The Mummy Returns") as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann ("King Kong") as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa ("Resurrection Blvd.") as Emilio. "The River," from Amblin's Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank and Justin Falvey, showrunner/executive producer Michael Green ("Heroes," "Kings"), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of "Paranormal Activity"), Zack Estrin, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The pilot is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by ABC Studios.