Entertainment

Inside ABC's 'Pan Am'
"Pan Am," ABC's nostalgic tribute to an era gone by, is the show that should be on everyone's radar for next season, experts tell FOX411. Take a look at a few photos from the series.
">

Pan Am Cast

In this image released by ABC, the cast of "Pan Am," from left, Karine Vanasse as Colette, Michael Mosley as Ted, Margot Robbie as Laura, Mike Vogel as Dean, Christina Ricci as Maggie and Kelli Garner as Kate, are shown. 

"Pan Am" is a globe-spanning melodrama set in the Kennedy presidency.

(AP)

pan am tv show 640

In this promotional image from ABC, actress "Margot Robbie," who plays Laura Cameron, is seen in a scene from "Pan Am."

The show premiered as a hit, bringing in 11 million viewers. Since then, the ratings have dropped off significantly.

But there's still hope for the show, which ABC says is still in contention to be renewed in the fall.

Experts tell FOX411 that the show deserves more time and better promotion for next season.

 

pan_am_tv_show_2_640

Christina Ricci and Margot Robbie are seen in an image from the ABC show "Pan Am."

"ABC really needs to give this show more time; give it better promotion, experiment with time slots, and keep some aspect of the show alive during the hiatus," Newsday television critic Verne Gay told Fox411.com. "It's worth keeping, and it's worth going the extra mile for."

(ABC)

(AP)

Pan AmABC

The cast for ABC's "Pan Am" is seen in a promotional image for the show.

From L to R, Margot Robbie, Christina Ricci, Karine Vanasse and Kelli Garner.

(ABC)

Pan Am Cast1

Aug. 7: Actors (L-R) Karine Vanasse, Christina Ricci, Mike Vogel and Kelli Garner, stars of the new series "Pan Am" take part in a panel session at the ABC Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California.

(Reuters)

Pan Am Cast

Aug. 7: Cast members of the new "Pan Am" series take part in a panel session at the ABC Summer TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California. From left, they are: Michael Mosley, Margot Robbie, Karine Vanasse, Christina Ricci, Mike Vogel and Kelli Garner.

(Reuters)

Pan Am 2

Critics say that, despite capitalizing on an era of sexism, “Pan Am” doesn’t get caught up in being a negative symbol of a bygone era representing the commodification of women.

“Pan Am is a very good symbol of innovation and international travel, and the onset of the jet set age, and even of elegance. Jack Orman, the producer, has captured that very well,” Newsday critic Verne Gay says.  “The show is beautifully produced, with a real sense that this is as a much a visual spectacle as a dramatic one. Sure Pan Am went out of business, but the best of the symbol remains.”

(ABC)

 

Inside ABC's 'Pan Am'

"Pan Am," ABC's nostalgic tribute to an era gone by, is the show that should be on everyone's radar for next season, experts tell FOX411. Take a look at a few photos from the series.

More From Our Sponsors