|The CW's Reaper|
|For the first 20 years of his life, Sam (Bret Harrison, The Loop, Grounded for Life) wondered why his parents went so easy on him. Whether it was school, sports or career choices, Sam’s mom (Allison Hossack, Falcon Beach) and dad (Andrew Airlie, The L Word) always let him get by with the least possible effort, while at the same time pressuring his younger brother Keith (Kyle Switzer, 15/Love) to excel. As a result, Sam skipped college, took a dead-end job and now wastes endless hours playing video games and wishing he had the guts to ask out his pretty co-worker, Andi (Nikki Reed, Thirteen, The O.C.). Everything in his slacker world changes the day Sam turns 21 and discovers the ungodly reason his parents let him slide: they sold his soul to the devil before he was born. Satan himself (Ray Wise, 24, The Closer) drops by to personally explain that Sam must now serve as his bounty hunter, tracking down evil souls that have escaped and returning them to Hell.
At first, Sam refuses to accept his bizarre fate, but after getting just a glimpse of Satan’s temper, Sam realizes that breaking a deal with the devil has consequences that are very, very bad. Armed with a constantly changing series of vessels - starting with a Dirt Devil mini-vacuum - to collect the escapees, Sam immediately finds that the work is dangerous and frightening, even with the goofball help of his friends and fellow slackers, Bert "Sock" Wysocki (Tyler Labine, Boston Legal, Invasion) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez, Coach Carter), along with Sock’s former-girlfriend-turned-paralegal, Josie (Valarie Rae Miller, Dark Angel). Still, as weird and scary as his life has become, Sam is surprised to find that he somehow feels good about his newfound mission - removing evil-doers from the world and sending them back where they belong. With his friends and his trusty vessel-of-the-week at his side, Sam is ready to face his destiny as the Reaper.
REAPER is from ABC Studios with executive producers Michelle Fazekas (Ed, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Tara Butters (Ed, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds), Deb Spera (Criminal Minds), Tom Spezialy (Desperate Housewives) and Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). Kevin Smith also directed the pilot.
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