The UK are set to take off with the showing of “Pan Am” On UK Channel, BBC Two:
Mike Vogel, Margot Robbie and Karine Vanasse star in US period drama Pan Am, due to start on BBC Two on Wednesday 16 November 2011.
The iconic Pan American World Airways comes under the spotlight this week with a documentary on the story of Pan Am on BBC Two on Saturday 12 November 2011 followed by the first two episodes of Pan Am, a 22-part period drama, on Wednesday16 November 2011. Set in 1963, the show follows the lives of four hostesses and two pilots as they help shape the pioneering airline.
The star is pilot Dean Lowrey (played by Mike Vogel), the first of a new breed of flyers not trained in the war. A farm boy, he is a bit young for the responsibility he is given but wants to prove himself to the airline. His co-pilot is Ted Vanderway (played by Michael Mosley), who in contrast comes from a wealthy family, but one with a dark secret.
The hostesses are rebellious Maggie Ryan (played by Christina Ricci), flirtatious Colette Valois (played by Karine Vanasse) and sisters Kate (played by Kelli Garner) and Laura (played by Margot Robbie) Cameron.
What happens when you add four stewardesses, a plane full of sailors, and an unlimited amount of alcohol?
We talked to Pan Am’s Australian beauty Margot Robbie and she reveals the new man in Laura’s life, the fate of your favorite couples—and the answer to that question!
And that answer is: “A really funny scene!”
Robbie explains, “It was hilarious because they had been in a submarine for the last six months, so they were going crazy and having this massive party on the plane!” We’d like a window seat on that flight, please!
And it seem like one of the stewardesses has a thing for men in uniform. Robbie reveals that Laura’s runaway-bride label will soon be disappearing after tonight’s episode. “For my character there is a new love-interest and he is an African-American sailor, which is obviously really topical because in 1963 racism was just so much more prevalent than it is today,” Margot says. “It’s a controversial storyline, but it is beautifully written.” Hmm, we’re sensing a possible star-crossed lovers type of thing, and so who exactly is this potential new beau in Laura’s life? Friday Night Lights’ Gaius Charles plays the hunky, yet oh-so-proper character Joe and their scenes together are simply electric.
However, one show still waiting in the wings is the fantastic but, lower rated Pan Am since the show only got an order for five more scripts, which doesn’t guarantee that more episodes will be ordered to air. It’s only slightly below the line of what ABC wants out of the drama, but the great cast, intrigue, romance and more have made it a surprisingly enjoyable addition to the set of series recordings on my DVR. So it sounds like all you Nielsen families and viewers need to tune in and give it a chance, because it’s really quite stellar and you can’t go wrong with lovely ladies like Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Kelli Garner. Here’s hoping Pan Am joins the ranks of these other ABC shows sooner that later.
A walking, piano-playing, clothes-stealing tour of our new pad in Brooklyn, courtesy of the lovely star of ABC’s Pan Am, who’s welcome back anytime
Perhaps you don’t have an apartment like ours. Perhaps it doesn’t have a view, from the top three floors of a clock-tower building, of all of Manhattan and Brooklyn, views of commuting cars crossing the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges from a box of glass. And perhaps the absurdly beautiful actress Margot Robbie, from Pan Am, isn’t exploring this apartment with you in a sequined dress with genuine wide-eyed enthusiasm that’s only elevated by eyes so immense they envelope everything around her. That doesn’t mean you don’t know what we’re saying when we say that’s it’s not half bad. It’s fantastic, actually.
This year’s Esquire Apartment, in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, is, as with the seven before it, host to the world’s best designers and a number of parties for philanthropic causes — the Fresh Air Fund, the International Medical Corps, City of Hope. But for the purposes of an introduction, it was host the other day to Margot Robbie. Robbie playing the piano in the Great Room. Robbie trying on our jackets in the Master Bedroom. Robbie playing our Angus Young SG Signature Gibson guitar. Robbie tweeting our projected “5th Clock” in the Digital Loft, a projected compendium of everything social media. Whatever that is. Robbie projected as a hologram on the walls (not picture above, but, yeah: really). If you ever happen to find yourself owning an apartment like this (we’re just leasing it for the fall), you should hope that it comes with such bells and whistles. Even if it’s just a hologram.
Heres according to ABC News Releases, Pan Am is doing well!! The following quotes look promising!!
Oct 18:“Pan Am” Posts a Strong 95% Retention of its Adult 18-49 Audience Week to Week
Oct 17: “Pan Am” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Pan Am” was No. 2 to NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in Women 18-34 (1.7/4-tie), running as the top-drama in the hour for the 4th week in a row. In addition the new drama showed strong week-to-week retention of its Adult 18-49 audience (95% – 1.8/4 vs. 1.9/5).
Oct 10: “Pan Am” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Pan Am” beat out its CBS drama competition (“The Good Wife”/”CSI: Miami”) in the time-period by 50% among Adults 18-34 (1.5/4 vs. 1.0/3), ranking as the No. 1 drama in the slot for the 3rd consecutive week.
Oct 03:“Pan Am” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Continuing to exhibit improved year-to-year lead-in retention for ABC in the 10:00 p.m. hour against NBC’s NFL coverage, ABC’s “Pan Am” defeated CBS’ time-period veteran “CSI: Miami” by 14% among Adults 18-49 (2.5/6 vs. 2.2/5), ranking as the No. 1 entertainment show in the slot for the 2nd consecutive week. The new ABC drama also finished as the top entertainment program in its slot in Adults 25-54 (tie) and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
There is so much to love about ABC’s Sunday drama Pan Am, and we’re giving you first-class access to this season’s plot-twists and love interests. (Be warned, we’re going to be experiencing some slight turbulence via airplane puns.)
We recently went to the set of Pan Am and talked to the ladies about what life was like for those stewardesses in 1963: the adventures, the men, and of course the fashion. Plus, the always-adorable Christina Ricci reveals how she’s fooling all of America…
“I’m actually not tall enough to be a Pan Am flight attendant, so the other girls wear kitten heels on the flight and I wear full high heels to try and trick the audience,” Ricci tells us with a smile. Quite the sinister and evil minx, right? Well, she certainly fooled us!
If you’ve been following Pan Am like we have, then you already know that the foursome has been to London, Paris, and Berlin. So the only question left is: Where will they be landing later this season?
Margot Robbie, who plays newbie flight attendant Laura, reveals to us that Pan Am will be jet-setting to Rome at the time of the second Vatican Council. “There are a lot of nuns and priests on the plane with us, and there’s a funny storyline with this passionate couple in a lavatory.” Robbie says, “Laura is stuck with all that, so it’s really funny.”
Ratings slip futher down, but I think its still pulling a good amount, as I said they need to put it on at a different time or as iv seen mentioned in a comment, put it on in an earlier timeslot as people seem to forget shows in a later timeslot. And usually I tape shows that are past 9:30, so there could be more people watching it! So they need to think of these options, they dont try hard enough, they seem to give up on the slow rating shows to easily.
ABC’s “Pan Am” slipped to 5.89 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49.
Lets just pray they keep this show going!
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Unfortunately the ratings have dropped again! You have to consider ‘Desperate Housewives’ also dropped in rating plus I think 6.4million viewers is still pretty good! Lets hope ABC doesnt put its future on the line! I love the show and not for just Margot but I like the whole cast plus the story lines! Plus the 3rd episode had a bit of historic value and was one of the best episodes so far!
“The ABC dramas took some serious hits in the adults 18-49 demographic, with new series Pan Am dropping 27% to a 1.9 rating/5 share and 6.4 million viewers, according to preliminary ratings.”
And maybe make this as an idea……maybe put it on another night, Pan Am has alot of competition on Sundays, for EG: The Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, CSI & the iconic ’60 minutes’!!
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ABC’s period airline drama starring Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley is also slated for air in the U.K., France, Canada, Spain, Japan and Australia.
Pan Am was one of the hottest U.S. shows out of this year’s L.A. Screenings and has already sold to most big international markets, with BBC2 taking the series for the U.K., TF1 on board for France, CTV handling Canada, Spanish rights going to pay channel Canal+, Imagica BS taking Japan and Nine Network airing the show in Australia.
Pan Am had a solid series launch, bowing to some 11 million viewers and a 3.1 share. Ratings for episode 2, which aired last Sunday, slipped to 7.7 million and a 2.6 share of the 18-49 demo. NBC’s The Playboy Club’s, which, like Pan Am features a 60s period setting and sex-and-relationship-driven storylines, was axed by the network after underwhelming ratings – Playboy’s Club bowed to 5 million viewers but quickly slipped to 3.2 million by episode 3 – and protests from the Parents Television Council, which called on advertisers to boycott the show.
MARGOT Robbie has been cleared for takeoff. The former Neighbours star is only days away from the biggest flight of her life as ’60s retro TV drama Pan Am heads down the runway in the US.
Billed as Mad Men in the skies, the big-budget series romances the era of the jet age and the now-defunct US airline Pan Am and its stewardesses. It premieres in the US on September 25 and later on the Nine Network.
Unlike her record with departure lounges, this is one flight Robbie cannot miss. She is strapped in beside three other immaculately uniformed co-stars, including Hollywood favourite Christina Ricci.
“It’s just terrible, I miss flights all the time, more than I probably catch one,” a frank and glowing Robbie revealed to the Herald Sun during an exclusive chat on location in Long Island, New York, yesterday.
Robbie, 21, left Neighbours after three years and arrived in Los Angeles for the aptly named pilot season at the beginning of this year.
After auditioning for the Charlie’s Angels reboot TV series, producers Sony Television told her they’d prefer her for Pan Am.
“So I picked up a script and I went, ‘I love it, it’s amazing’,” she said.