New CBS Shows: "Swingtown" (VIDEO Preview)
CBS wants some buzz. They may be the #1 network, but their shows generate very little buzz in the media and among young adults. For this reason, the network is launching several risky shows next season, including this racy drama called "Swingtown". Check out the synopsis, the trailer and the cast list after the jump.
"Swingtown" peeks into the shag-carpeted suburban homes of the 1970s to find couples reveling in the sexual and social revolution that introduced open marriages, women's liberation and challenged many conventional wisdoms.
During this heady era of provocative change, Susan (Molly Parker, "Deadwood") and Bruce Miller (Jack Davenport, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") move their family to an affluent Chicago suburb.
They look forward to barbecues and get-togethers with their new neighbors, in search of a different sense of community as well as a change of pace for their teenage daughter and pre-teen son.
Enter Tom (Grant Show, "Melrose Place") and Trina (Lana Parrilla, "24") Decker, a striking, outgoing couple on the hunt who redefine the term "neighborhood watch."
After a mind-blowing evening with them, Susan and Bruce realize that couples in this town share much more than recipes, local gossip and a view of Lake Michigan, and are worlds apart from their former conservative neighbors, Janet (Miriam Shor, "Big Day") and Roger (Josh Hopkins, "Brothers & Sisters") Thompson.
Susan's loyal friend Janet is appalled by what she witnesses in this new neighborhood, while Roger, though dutiful to his wife, may be more intrigued than she knows.
In a changing social climate - defined by its music, fashion and style - everyone in "Swingtown" is confronted with personal choices, experimentation and shifting attitudes.
The drama is being held off till midseason, because CBS wants to run it non-stop. The airdate has yet to be determined. Since the show will be launched in early 2008, CBS has not released any promo stills as yet.
Starring: Aaron Howles as Bruce "B.J." Miller, Jr., Grant Show as Tom Decker, Jack Davenport as Bruce Miller, Josh Hopkins as Roger Thompson, Lana Parrilla as Trina Decker, Miriam Shor as Janet Thompson, Molly Parker as Suasn Miller, Shanna Collins as Laurie Miller.
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