Revenge is an American drama television series created by Mike Kelley and starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, which debuted on September 21, 2011, on ABC. The plot is inspired by Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo. During its first season, it aired on Wednesdays at 10:00 pm (Eastern), and later airing on Sundays at 9:00 pm for seasons two through four.The series was picked up for a full season by the ABC television network after garnering a 3.3 Nielsen rating in the 18–49 age advertising demographic for its pilot episode, and regularly winning its time slot against every other television network (CBS, Fox, The CW, and NBC) in the 18–34 demo. Madeleine Stowe was nominated for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a TV Drama, while the series was nominated for Favorite New TV Drama at the 2012 People's Choice Awards. Revenge became ABC's highest-rated series in Wednesday’s 10 pm slot since Lost's 2006–2007 season and was the only new series in more than four years to replicate the 18–49 demo ratings success that Lost had in its time slot since leaving the air.The series ended after four seasons on ABC, with the final episode airing on May 10, 2015. The series finale was watched by 4.80 million viewers. On August 4, 2015, ABC announced the possibility of a spin-off series. On November 6, 2019, it was announced that a sequel series with the same title was in the works at ABC. However, the sequel series was not picked up by the network.