The River

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The River
Found footage
Created byOren Peli
Michael R. Perry
StarringBruce Greenwood
Joe Anderson
Leslie Hope
Eloise Mumford
Paul Blackthorne
Thomas Kretschmann
Daniel Zacapa
Shaun Parkes
Paulina Gaitan
Composer(s)Graeme Revell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes8 (3 Aired)
Executive producer(s)Oren Peli
Jason Blum
Steven Schneider
Darryl Frank
Justin Falvey
Zack Estrin
Michael Green
Steven Spielberg
Producer(s)Samantha Thomas
Robert D. Simon
Jaume Colliet-Serra
Ryan DeGard (assoc)
Hilton H. Smith (co.)
Production location(s)Puerto Rico (pilot)
Oahu, Hawaii
CinematographyJohn Leonetti
Editor(s)Alan Cody
Tim Alverson
Running time27 minutes
Production company(s)DreamWorks Television
Good PR Productions
Haunted Movies
J.A. Green Construction Corp.
Amblin Television
DistributorABC Studios
Original networkABC
Original releaseFebruary 7, 2012 (2012-02-07) – present
External links
Official website

The River is an American television series. The series uses many different genres. These include paranormal, action/adventure, mystery and horror. The series was first broadcast during the 2011–12 winter season on ABC. Eight episodes will be made for the first season.[1] The series was first shown on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 9pm EST.[2]

Plot[change | change source]

Explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic in the Amazon. He never came back. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of mystery. Six months after Cole was lost, Lincoln was ready to accept that his father was dead. This changes when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon goes off. Lincoln and his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), begin a search for his father. To pay for the rescue, they let Dr. Cole's ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission as a documentary. They and a group of others go to the Amazon to try and find Dr. Cole.

Production[change | change source]

Oren Peli and Michael R. Perry created this series about a documentary crew searching the Amazon for a scientist-explorer-television host.

In September, 2010, ABC bought the rights to make the series. NBC also wanted to make it, but ABC offered more money.[3][4] The show will broadcast on CTV in Canada.[5]

Critical reception[change | change source]

The show has been well liked by the critics. It has a score of 65/100 from Metacritic.[6]

Broadcast[change | change source]

The River was first broadcast in the United States and Canada on February 7, 2012. It is not being broadcast the United Kingdom but was on iTunes on February 8, 2012.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Schneider, Michael (July 8, 2011). "Networks Put in Short Orders for Next Season". TV Guide. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  2. Gorman, Bill (18 November 2011). "ABC Mid-Season Premieres: 'GCB', 'The River,' 'Missing,' "Work It,' 'Shark Tank,' 'Wipeout,' 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' 'Dancing With The Stars'". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (September 2, 2010). "ABC Takes To 'The River' With 'Paranormal Activity' Filmmaker Oren Peli". Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  4. Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2011). "UPDATE: ABC Loads Heavy Drama Guns, Orders Pilots From Marc Cherry, Oren Peli, Darren Star, 'Twilight' Producers, Mark Gordon And 'Lost' Alums". Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  5. "The River on CTV".
  6. The River: Season 1
  7. Munn, Patrick (February 1, 2012). "The River To Get Its UK Premiere On iTunes". TVWise. Retrieved February 1, 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]