Cupid is an American dramedy television series adapted by Rob Thomas from his 1998 series of the same name and produced by ABC Studios about a larger-than-life character who may or may not be the Roman god of love — Cupid — sent to earth to bring one hundred couples together before he is allowed to return to Mt. Olympus.
The series aired on ABC from 31 March to 16 June, 2009. It was cancelled by ABC on 19 May, 2009. There are seven hour-long episodes in the series.
Cupid premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Saturday 28 November 2009, at 22h00. New episodes air weekly.
Sundays: 04h00, 10h00, 16h00
Like any big city, Los Angeles has its share of characters. But the newest one isn't like the rest.
For starters, his goal in life is to help people fall in love, which isn't such a bad thing. But he says he must create 100 happily-ever-afters in order to return to his home - Mount Olympus.
Because he's Cupid, the ancient Roman god of love. Duh.
He claims being punished by the other Gods for the modern world's sorry state of love, and was sent to Earth without his famed bow and arrow, to rediscover what really makes love work.
As fate would have it, Cupid, sometimes known as Trevor Pierce, is under the care of famous psychologist and self-help author Dr. Claire McCrae.
Even though Claire disagrees with Trevor's methods, she can't argue with the sentiment, since she too is dedicated to helping lonely hearts find their soul mates.
But these two experts in love couldn't be more different: he believes love blooms fast and carnal and passionate, while she thinks it grows slowly, moderately and sensibly.
While he busies himself making matches, she endeavours to figure out who Trevor really is. Is he a man who's losing his mind after the loss of his one true love? Is he really crazy? Or (gulp) is he really Cupid?
From writer-creator Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) comes a re-imagining of his 1998 series of the same name. Bobby Cannavale stars in this romantic-comedy procedural that will match up a new loving couple each week, though romance may not always bloom quite where we expect it to.
The series is a charming reminder that even though true love may be madness... it's the only thing keeping us sane.