Take Two: Season 1 (2018)

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Take Two

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While Take Two is more entertaining than expected -- with a desirable chemistry between the stars -- the writing is too shaky to break its cookie-cutter mold.



Critic Ratings: 15


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Air date: Jun 21, 2018

The former star of a popular police TV series, who's not long out of rehab, teams up with a P.I. in order to do research for a potential new role. The series premiere.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2018

Much to Eddie's chagrin, Sam agrees to take the case of a Hollywood producer who claims he's innocent of killing his mistress despite being found by Sam and Eddie standing over the victim's body while clutching a smoking gun.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2018

Apopular nightclub owner, and one of Eddie's old nemeses, hires Eddie and Sam to track down his club's missing DJ. Meanwhile, Sam remembers her party days at the club and clashes with Eddie over the case. As they dig deeper, Sam and Eddie learn that the missing young man was kidnapped and soon realize his abduction may be part of a plan to ignite a mob war that only they can stop.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2018

Sam's ex-fiancé, Dylan, who dumped her live on national TV, unexpectedly shows up asking for help after his laptop is stolen. Sam is reluctant to have anything to do with her old flame until she discovers something even more embarrassing may go public if it gets into the wrong hands. Faced with potential public humiliation, Sam, Eddie and Dylan race to find the laptop before the pair's most intimate moments become a viral sensation.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2018

A terminally ill man hires Eddie and Sam to protect him from a hitman he hired to make his death look like an accident. When he discovers he was misdiagnosed and is going to live, he fears for his life. Together, Eddie and Sam must keep him safe and in hiding long enough to find and stop his hired killer but soon learn that the hitman isn't the only one after him.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2018

Bounty hunter Piper Mannox shows up at Valetik Investigations asking Eddie and Sam for help to find an escaped prisoner who killed a guard on his way to freedom. Eddie is hesitant to work with Piper again due to their tumultuous past and her lack of moral code. However, with his cop connections, her experience finding fugitives and a quarter million dollar reward, it makes it difficult for Eddie and Sam to say no. Meanwhile, Sam feels a strong connection to Piper and turns into her biggest fan.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2018

Sam and Eddie wake up in bed together, naked, and with no memory of the previous night. They soon realize that the whole previous day is a complete blank, and suspect that they were purposely drugged. The mystery deepens when, back at the office, a client they have no recollection of meeting returns to thank them for helping her recover her lost dog. The pair then attempt to reconstruct their lost day. Meanwhile, Sam fears that while drugged she may have broken her sobriety

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Air date: Aug 9, 2018

Sam takes an unexpected journey into her past when she and Eddie are called on to investigate the seemingly accidental death of Ava Day, star of the '90s sitcom "All About Ava," which featured a 12-year-old Sam in her acting debut as Ava's little sister. But when the investigation uncovers dark truths about past events, Sam is forced to reconcile her childhood impressions with newly found facts in order to crack the case.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2018

A man who had just hired Sam and Eddie to find his missing wife is murdered by a serial killer. Knowing that their client's case must be related to his murder, Sam and Eddie race to uncover the twisted motives behind the killings with the desperate hope of finding his still-missing wife alive, putting the pair directly in the serial killer's crosshairs. Meanwhile, the investigation stirs up old wounds for Eddie surrounding his contentious departure from the LAPD.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2018

Sam and Eddie travel to California's wine country to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a wheelchair-bound woman. Hired by the woman's son, the two quickly discover this is no ordinary missing person's case when the son reveals that he witnessed her otherworldly abduction. Despite Sam's enthusiasm for the bizarre story, both she and Eddie know there must be a more down-to-earth explanation for her disappearance.

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Cast & Crew

Alice Lee
Aliyah O'Brien
Tattiawna Jones
Piper Mannox
Emily Rose
Emily Speer
Paul Campbell
Galen Eckhart
Jewel Staite
Jackie Jarvis
Lochlyn Munroe
Mitch Rhodes
Terri Edda Miller
Executive Producer
Andrew W. Marlowe
Executive Producer
Tim Halkin
Executive Producer
Rola Bauer
Executive Producer
Dan Fesman
Michael Robison
Guy Bee
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Critic Reviews for Take Two Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Andrew W. Marlowe is the mind behind both Take Two and Castle. He can't very well sue himself for plagiarism, but might want to declare creative bankruptcy.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Seeing these likable characters work their way through difficult situations is fun, and these shows still treat it that way.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Take Two promises to be just that sort of enjoyable show, and if it brings nothing new to the table, that is the meal we have come for.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The question ultimately boils down to whether the Bilson-Cibrian combination is charming enough to keep the cameras rolling, as opposed to yelling "Cut!"

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Although the first episode is undeniably formulaic, the second episode hints at a brighter future for this new drama.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.0/4 | Full Review…

I much prefer Sam Spade but Sam Swift is starting to grow on me.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The pieces all come together very conveniently.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I'm going to tell you something, ladies and gentlemen: Through two episodes, this show is way more fun than it has any right to be. And that's mostly because Rachel Bilson rules.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Lighthearted detective show is a less charming Castle.

Jun 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Cibrian and Bilson have great chemistry, which is a major part of the show's appeal.

Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Is it a breezy and diverting way to take your mind off the endless parade of horrors that your local ABC station's news report will show you after Take Two's credits roll? Yes. And that's all it needs to do.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

"Take Two" is honest advertising. It's the second grab at a winning premise, for the same network, no less. You deserve more.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Take Two: Season 1

  • Apr 06, 2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Really hope Take Two gets picked up for season two.
  • Oct 24, 2018
    I really like this show. It has a bit of everything - comedy, romance and action. And the chemistry is great!
  • Oct 04, 2018
    Oh boy! Like every other show on TV, the last episode puts one of the main character in a position that you know wont last since he is one of the 2 stars of the show. What lazy writing, this plot has been done to death and like the plot this show should now dye, dont get me wrong good show good characters but he lazy writing this early in the run does not bode well for the long run.
  • Sep 21, 2018
    I can’t wait for season 2 to come out !!
  • Sep 20, 2018
    Not much chemistry between main characters. Not very well acted or written.
  • Sep 20, 2018
    I love this so much!! I got hooked into it on the 1st episode.. I recommend this
  • Sep 20, 2018
    I guess they needed something completely like Castle after it got cancelled... cause that's what it is... Castle in new packaging... it's not even trying to be something new. They got nice chemistry, I'll give it that (but I'd be kinda surprised if it got more than 2 seasons).
  • Sep 19, 2018
    Just plain fun! A show that moves fast with funny dialogue. Keep the seasons coming. Chemistry is great between the two. With so many reality like shows, this reminds me of stories of older times when just pure good old entertainment is delivered.
  • Sep 17, 2018
    This TV show is amazing. It draws you in with a 2d characters and then as you get to know them they’re 3 dimensional. To see these characters develop is amazing.
  • Sep 15, 2018
    This show has entertainment,chemistry and humor...GREAT!

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