With a lot of new broadcast shows, I find myself wondering about each little thing that allowed something like this to make the air. Who along the way put too much faith in a bad idea? How does this pitch get to leave the room? And, most importantly, why does anyone at the network believe that this show is going to succeed? With ABC's Wicked City, I actually don't have any of those questions. Looking at the current industry landscape, it absolutely makes sense that a network would want to fill a 10pm timeslot with a 10-episode anthology thriller. That's a decent idea, as is building an anthology around different eras of Los Angeles, a city with a rich enough history that storytellers can't stop setting their sordid tales of sex, betrayal, revenge, and murder there.