The Unusuals

11:30pm – Wednesday, May 19 on TV 3

This week sees Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) returning to our screens in the brand new series The Unusuals, premiering on Wednesday, May 19th at 11:30pm on 3.

The Unusuals, starring such familiar faces as Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Harold Perrineau (Lost), and Adam Goldberg (2 Days in Paris, Entourage), as a quirky homicide detective working for the NYPD, will, to some Joan of Arcadia fans’ surprise, see Tamblyn portraying badge brandishing Detective Casey Shraeger.

“When I first heard about The Unusuals, I was like, ‘I don’t want to go back to television, to play a cop’,” Tamblyn tells American TV Guide. “But the script was so different.”

“I’ve been describing it as an eccentric procedural. It’s really about the cops – the cases lead them to understand more things about their personalities and lives. It’s about their quirks, neuroses, problems and fears,” she adds, summing up the show’s plot.

Tamblyn continues, saying it was this unique niche that initially attracted her to the project.

“We have witty banter and humour and then also some really deep, emotional dramatic story lines – it has every possible layer,” she explains.

As for the research she did in preparation for the role, Tamblyn says it wasn’t “a whole lot”. “I’ve gone to a gun range. The scariest thing was going to one of the precincts and seeing pictures of a bunch of dead bodies. That was intense!”

Make sure not to miss the series which made Amber Tamblyn return to television when The Unusuals premieres on Wednesday, May 19th at 11:30pm on 3.

Coming soon to ABC is The Unusuals. It’s a unique comedy set in a New York police precinct. As a cop, it helps to have a twisted sense of humor, because every moment could be your last.

Just ask Casey Schraeger, who started her day as an NYPD vice detective before unexpectedly being transferred to the homicide division. She quickly realizes that, not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor, but also their own dirty little secrets.

“The Unusuals” stars Amber Tamblyn as Det. Casey Schraeger, Jeremy Renner as Det. Joe Walsh, Terry Kinney as Sgt. Harvey Brown, Kai Lennox as Det. Ed Alvarez, Harold Perrineau as Det. Leo Banks, Adam Goldberg as Det. Eric Delahoy, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Det. Allison Beaumont and Joshua Close as Henry Cole.