ABC is premiering a sorta new show tonight, Cupid. Bobby Cannavale stars as either: 1) a crazy person with delusions of grandeur, or 2) the Roman god of love sent to earth as punishment. To earn his way off this mortal plane he must connect 100 couples, that is if the court appointed psychiatrist (Sarah Paulson) can’t convince him he’s a whackjob first and give up his delusion.
If that all sounds familiar that’s because Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall starred in the exact same show, Cupid, back in 1998. Both shows were created by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars). Although the original only aired 14 episodes before getting the axe, the show did include some fun moments due mainly to Piven’s manic energy and the chemistry between the show’s stars. Before disappearing for a decade the show did produce one terrific episode and a handful of loyal fans still waiting for a DVD release. Guess a remake will have to do.
Cupid premieres (again) tonight at 10:00/9:00 (Eastern/Central) on ABC.