First Take Two promo shows Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian on the case

Take-Two premiere dateABC this week has unveiled the latest Take Two promo, and it’s clear almost immediately that there is a lot to be excited about! This show comes from Castle alum Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller, and from the get-go you can see that it has quite a bit in common with the Nathan Fillion – Stana Katic show.

The format of the series is relatively similar in that Take Two revolves around a pairing between a police officer and someone who really doesn’t have the necessarily qualifications to be solving crimes. The big difference is that where Richard Castle (Fillion) was a mystery author, Samantha Swift (Rachel Bilson) is a former TV star who, after falling on hard times, rides along with private investigator Eddie Valetik to do research on future roles. As it turns out, though, her history being on crime TV shows proves valuable and with that, the two form a pretty great partnership.

Based on the promo, this looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun and is firmly in the vein of what you saw on Castle. Bilson and Cibrian seem game to dive into these roles and we’re interesting to see how the relationship between Eddie and Samantha evolves over time. One of the other interesting differences between this show and Castle is that Eddie isn’t as beholden to the rules of a police department as Kate Beckett was — with that, there’s a possibility that Eddie and Samantha could find themselves in a lot of trouble over the course of the show and have a hard time getting themselves out of it. We also wonder what the rest of the supporting cast is going to look it. (Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O’Brien and Alice Lee also make up the main cast.)

Take Two premieres on ABC come Thursday, July 21, and we certainly hope that the show does get a little more in the way of promotion between now and then. This feels like the perfect summer show and we’d like to see it stick around for a while.

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