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ZERO HOUR
Air Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Strike"
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PREMIERE

ANTHONY EDWARDS RETURNS TO SERIES TELEVISION AS HANK GALLISTON, THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONSPIRACY FOR THE AGES, AS HE RACES AROUND THE WORLD TO FIND HIS WIFE AND SAVE HUMANITY, ON THE PREMIERE OF "ZERO HOUR," FEBRUARY 14 ON ABC

Three-Time Emmy Award-Winner Charles S. Dutton Guest Stars as Father Mickle

Anthony Edwards - along with a dynamic ensemble cast -- returns to network series television in the dramatic adventure thriller, "Zero Hour," which will have his character, Hank Galliston, questioning everything and everyone he ever believed in - including himself. "Zero Hour" premieres THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the premiere episode, "Strike," it's a race against time for Hank Galliston (Edwards) after his wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted by the international terrorist "White Vincent" (Michael Nyqvist). As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank has spent his career debunking myths and investigating conspiracies. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, he is thrust into the middle of one of the biggest conspiracies in human history, sparked by his wife's discovery of an antique clock at a Brooklyn flea market -- a clock that possesses much more than the power to tell time. With help from FBI Agent Rebecca "Beck" Riley (Carmen Ejogo) and his two young magazine staffers, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), they set out on a journey to find Laila, but soon find their mission is much bigger than just saving one woman.

Contained in one of his wife's clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. It's up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don't fall into the wrong hands -- hands that belong to a sinister, mysterious man known only as White Vincent. Now Hank, Rachel, Arron and "Beck" must embark on a breathless race against the clock to not only find Hank's wife but save humanity.

Everyone has a personal stake in this life and death mission, from Hank, the everyman whose destiny is more intertwined in this conspiracy than he ever imagined, to Laila, the warm and loving wife who refuses to simply be a pawn in this struggle, to "Beck," the FBI agent with plenty of secrets of her own. White Vincent has interests far more grand than the treasure that lies at the end of the hunt - and a mysterious past connecting him to Hank in ways that go beyond this game of cat and mouse. And while Arron is a sucker for a good conspiracy theory, Rachel relies more on her head and her heart to guide her beliefs. But as this story unravels, knowing what to believe - and more importantly, whom to believe -- becomes more and more difficult.

Whom and what will you believe?

"Zero Hour" stars Anthony Edwards ("Big Sur," "Flipped," "ER") as Hank Galliston, Carmen Ejogo ("Sparkle," "Chaos," "Away We Go") as Rebecca "Beck" Riley, Scott Michael Foster ("Californication," "Greek,""The River") as Arron Martin, Addison Timlin ("Californication") as Rachel Lewis, with Jacinda Barrett ("Matching Jack," "Middle Men," "New York, I Love You") as Laila Galliston and Michael Nyqvist ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Patrol") as White Vincent.

Guest starring in "Strike" are Charles S. Dutton as Father Mickle and Jan Triska as old clockmaker.

"Zero Hour" was created and written by Paul Scheuring ("Prison Break"), who is also an executive producer along with Zack Estrin ("Prison Break," "The River), Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("The Transformers," "GI: Joe" franchise, "Salt," "Red") and Dan McDermott ("Human Target"). The series is produced by ABC Studios.

"Strike" was written by Scheuring and directed and executive-produced by Pierre Morel.

"Zero Hour" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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ZERO HOUR (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/14/13 - 8/3/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 3/1/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, December 2012) New thriller "Zero Hour" stars Anthony Edwards ("ER") in his return to series television. Edwards' character, Hank Galliston, has spent his life debunking myths, only to be drawn into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history after his wife's shocking disappearance. "Zero Hour" will premiere on Thursday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m., ET.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Addison Timlin as Rachel
· Anthony Edwards as Hank
· Carmen Ejogo as Beck
· Dylan Baker as Terrence Fisk
· Jacinda Barrett as Laila
· Michael Nyqvist as White Vincent
· Scott Michael Foster as Aaron
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan McDermott as EP
· Lorenzo di Bonaventura as EP
· Paul T. Scheuring as CRTR/EP
· Pierre Morel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Di Bonaventura Television