'Zero Hour' doesn't add up

Anthony Edwards in "Zero Hour."

Anthony Edwards in "Zero Hour."

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:45 PM ET

Much of Zero Hour makes zero sense.

Debuting Thursday, Feb. 14 on ABC and Global, Zero Hour combines The Da Vinci Code, with the failed Ashley Judd series Missing, with a laundry list of TV casting cliches and ridiculously convenient plot developments.

The one-hour drama stars Anthony Edwards, best known to TV audiences for his long-running role on ER. Here Edwards plays Hank Galliston, the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine.

Hank is pre-programmed to think everything's a conspiracy. But when his wife Laila (Jacinda Barrett) is abducted from her antique-clock shop, Hank gets pulled into a mystery that stretches not only around the world, but back decades.

"I just said, 'If these guys are crazy enough to tell this story, I want to do it with them,' " Edwards said of his return to network TV.

 


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