New Shondaland Show ‘The Catch’ Premieres Thursday Night
Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is back with The Catch, bringing yet another strong-hearted female lead, Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), premiering Thursday at 10 p.m.
This time her heroine is a private investigator for the business elite. Foiling thieves and con artists is her specialty and she’s nothing less than perfect at her job. But, again following her popular theme of seemingly indestructible women with terrible blind spots (a la Olivia Pope from Scandal and Annalise Keating from How to Get Away With Murder), her one weakness is the suave, sneaky Christopher, played by Peter Krause (in a drastically different role from his half-decade starring role on Parenthood), Vaughan’s fiance. On the eve of their wedding Christopher takes all of Alice’s life savings, and a some client information too. She realized Christopher is a criminal known as Mr. X, the only mind tat has been able to slip through her firm’s control.
What complicates things (and makes things all the more juicy) is that Chris, whose real name is Ben, is more emotionally tied to Alice than he would like to be, but he can’t reveal this to the rest of his team, which includes his girlfriend, played by Sonya Walger (Lost). Also, as soon as Ben disappears FBI agent Jules Dao (Jacky Ido) shows up, and Alice is too proud to hand her mistake over to the law.
Despite the cat-and-mouse frame, The Catch promises to be lighter than Rhime’s other tear-jerking, heart-wrenching projects, but it is set up with the same captivating characters and incredible tension that Shondaland viewers can’t get enough of.
Rhimes is working with Sex in the City‘s Allan Heinberg on production. The show was created by Jennifer Schuur who left the project last summer but still gets credit on the pilot script. The pilot is directed by Julie Anne Robinson.
The Catch will be taking How to Get Away With Murder‘s #TGIT time slot on Thursday.