|Created by||Oren Peli
Michael R. Perry
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||8 (3 Aired)|
|Executive producer(s)||Oren Peli
Robert D. Simon
Ryan DeGard (assoc)
Hilton H. Smith (co.)
|Location(s)||Puerto Rico (pilot)
|Running time||27 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DreamWorks Television
Good PR Productions
J.A. Green Construction Corp.
|Original run||February 7, 2012– present|
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. The series was first shown on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 9pm EST.
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.
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References[change | change source]
- Schneider, Michael (July 8, 2011). "Networks Put in Short Orders for Next Season". TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Networks-Short-Orders-1035027.aspx. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- 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. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/18/abc-mid-season-premieres-gcb-takes-pan-am-slot-man-up-canceled-the-river-to-tuesday-missing-on-thursday/111220/. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 2, 2010). "ABC Takes To 'The River' With 'Paranormal Activity' Filmmaker Oren Peli". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/abc-takes-to-the-river-with-paranormal-activity-filmmaker-oren-peli/. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- 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". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/abc-picks-up-marc-cherrys-hallelujah-pilot/. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- "The River on CTV". http://shows.ctv.ca/TheRiver.aspx.
- The River: Season 1
- Munn, Patrick (February 1, 2012). "The River To Get Its UK Premiere On iTunes". TVWise. http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/02/the-river-to-get-its-uk-premiere-on-itunes/. Retrieved February 1, 2012.