Anthony Edwards is back on primetime in the ABC drama Zero Hour. Edwards last starred on network television in the Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated role of Dr. Mark Greene on ER, but for Zero Hour Edwards swaps his stethoscope and scrubs for a pen and pad of paper.

Hank Galliston (Edwards) is an editor for a conspiracy magazine, Modern Skeptic, and wouldn’t you know, in the first episode he finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy of his own. While shopping for an antique clock, Galliston’s wife (Jacinda Barrett) is kidnapped by “White Vincent” (Michael Nyqvist), a dangerous terrorist. As Hank embarks on his mission to rescue his wife he learns that the clock relates back to an old German order, the Rosicrucians, who in this series are presented as a religious group with a secret dating back to Nazi Germany that could spell the end of the world.

Unfortunately, this first episode didn't serve as much of a welcoming party for Edwards and company. Zero Hour had the lowest-rated mid-season premiere for a scripted show in the history of ABC network programming, Deadline reports. Zero Hour, which also stars Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin and Carmen Ejogo, airs Thursdays on ABC at 8 p.m. EST., for now. —Hal Sundt

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