Just because his freshman ABC drama Forever has scored a full season order doesn’t mean star Ioan Gruffudd has forgotten about his one-season wonder Ringer on The CW. Visiting EW Radio’s TV Hour earlier today, Gruffudd told the story of how costar Sarah Michelle Gellar celebrated his birthday.
“One Tree Hill” star Hilarie Burton guests as an alleged murderous dominatrix on the ABC drama
No shirt, no shoes, big problems.
Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) learns a little something about human bondage Tuesday on his supernatural ABC drama “Forever.”
In TheWrap’s exclusive photo from the episode, Gruffudd’s character, an immortal New York medical examiner named Dr. Henry Morgan, finds himself in a deliciously sexy pickle (for viewers anyway) when he finds himself chained, bound, and um, shirtless.
Of course, Gruffudd’s character tends to be naked often as part of his multiple returns from death involves coming back sans clothing.
The BDSM-themed episode — titled ”The Ecstasy of Agony” – pits him up against “One Tree Hill” veteran Hilarie Burton, who guest stars as a dominatrix being investigated for murder. Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) also guest stars as Abe’s (Judd Hirsch) on again, off again ex-wife.
As TheWrap previously reported, “Forever” got off to a lukewarm start with its late September premiere, posting a 1.4 rating/5 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, but ABC gave it a full season order on Friday.
Alana De La Garza, Lorraine Toussaint and Donnie Keshawarz also co-star.
Selfie has been canceled by ABC after five weeks on the air, according to Deadline.
The new comedy series, which starred Karen Gillan and John Cho, received a ton of bad buzz leading up to its launch because of the social media related title. After its Tuesday night sibling Manhattan Love Story was canceled, two episodes of the series were aired back to back last week.
Selfie will air this coming Tuesday, but its scheduling after that is currently unknown.
In some better news at ABC, the network has given a full-season order to the supernatural crime procedural Forever, which stars Ioan Gruffudd as an immortal medical examiner.
“The Ecstasy of the Agony” — Henry and Jo discover there is a fine line between pleasure and pain when the death of a successful businessman and devoted husband points to a form of ritualized punishment. Henry learns it may be all a question of trust. The man’s ‘domination therapist’ comes under scrutiny as a murder suspect, who also wants to help Henry work through his own issues. Flashbacks reveal Henry’s emotional story of betrayal after he shares his secret with his first wife, Nora. Meanwhile, Abe is flabbergasted when the object of his intense passion –Maureen Delacroix — his two-time ex-wife, reappears with a tempting offer, on Forever, Tuesday, November 11th on ABC.