Sandy aftermath: Bad luck hits "666 Park Avenue"

This image released ABC shows Vanessa Williams as Olivia Doran, right, and Terry O'Quinn as Gavin Doran in a scene from the ABC series "666 Park Avenue," premiering Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. (AP Photo/ABC, Patrick Harbron) Patrick Harbron

Most of the TV shows shot in New York were back filming Thursday, but Superstorm Sandy blew away the welcome mat at ABC's "666 Park Avenue."

According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, many of the sets of the Sunday night horror drama were destroyed when six feet of water flooded the Brooklyn studio where they were housed.

It could take weeks before the damage at the Cine Magic Studios on the Brooklyn waterfront is repaired. Producers are considering plans for remote filming or relocating to Cine Magic's SoHo studio. ABC does not expect any air date delays.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New York's office of media and entertainment issued 17 permits Wednesday, all for interior filming. Outdoor shoots are still prohibited through Friday.

Filming on "The Carrie Diaries," "30 Rock," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," "Zero Hour" and "Gossip Girl" all resumed Thursday.

The lights were back on Broadway Wednesday night and even the few holdouts were expected to resume performances Thursday night. There may, however, be a few "Sandy deals" offered as transportation woes keep some city residents and visitors from the theater.

Katie Holmes was scheduled to begin previews Saturday in the play "Dead Accounts," but that has been put off until Monday. But Jessica Chastain is expected to open in "The Heiress" as scheduled on Thursday.

Many off-Broadway theaters continue to suffer from storm damage and power outages. Shows starring Anthony LaPaglia, Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson all have been put on hiatus until power downtown is restored.

Carnegie Hall remained shuttered Thursday, not because of storm damage but because a large crane was dangling over the street across from the concert hall's main entrance. The street is closed to traffic and all nearby buildings have been evacuated.

Two studios have been forced to cancel screenings of awards contenders at New York's DGA Theatre, which is down the street  from Carnegie Hall, THR reports.


  • CBS News Staff

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