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Home Career TV Productions (2009) Cupid

(2009) Cupid

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Role: Dave O'Leary
Rating: TV-PG
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Network: ABC
Running Time: 44 min
Production Location: New York City
Production Company: ABC Studios, Slave Rats, Sony Pictures Television
Created by: Rob Thomas
Produced by: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Gwartz, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge, Diane Ruggerio
Selected Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Paulson, Rick Gomez, Camille Guaty, Marguerite Moreau, Ty Jones, Austin Pendleton, ...
Episode Title: 1.01 Pilot
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Written by: Rob Thomas, Ethan Drogin
Air Date: March 31, 2009 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 2.3/6
Viewers: 7.56 millions
Total: -
New York's new resident, Cupid, must orchestrate 100 happily-ever-afters before he is allowed to return home to Mount Olympus, punishment from the Gods for the current sorry state of love. Sent without his trademark bow and arrow, Cupid must learn what really makes love work as he navigates the modern metropolis of New York City. There, living under the name of Trevor Hale, meets famous psychologist and author Dr. Claire Allen who too is dedicated to helping lonely souls find happiness though she has a very different view on love than Trevor. As they work together, Claire tries to figure out who Trevor really is. Is he Cupid, or just a man who has lost his mind?


Sean plays Dave O'Leary, a musician from Ireland who comes to New York City to find Holly who he believes to be the one after only spending twenty minutes with her. With the help of Trevor and Madelyn, Holly finds Dave but he soon realizes that she is not the right one for him and that he has developed feelings for Madelyn who returns those feelings. Their happiness is only short lived when he gets sent back to Ireland because of his expired visa but they eventually get their happy ending when Madelyn surprises him by coming to Ireland.

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Daily Variety had reported as early as October 2007 that ABC had approved a new version of the series, to be set in Los Angeles, as part of a one-year development deal between ABC Studios and series creator Rob Thomas. A follow-up report published in The Hollywood Reporter in March 2008 noted that the network had received initial scripts for the series and approved production for episodes to be broadcast as a mid-season replacement for 2008 or 2009.

As production developed, the series' primary setting was shifted to New York City. Filming for the new series took place in locations including Albemarle Rd in Kensington, Brooklyn, 232 E. 3rd St. in Brooklyn, and 47th Avenue between 41st and 43rd Street in Sunnyside, Queens.