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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13


    Aired 12/26/05

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    The Last Temptation

    Aired 12/19/05

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    La Pistola y El Corazon

    Aired 12/12/05

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Lips are Lips

    Aired 12/5/05

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Shoot to Thrill

    Aired 12/5/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Benjamín Benítez

    FBI Special Agent Tommy Rodriguez

  • Gary Cole

    Lieutenant Conrad Rose

  • Ryan Hurst (I)

    ATF Field Agent Jimmy McGloin

  • Rashida Jones

    Detective Carla Merced

  • Dedee Pfeiffer

    Lucinda Rose

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  • show Description
  • The harsh, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles are the scene of TNT’s original dramatic series WANTED, a gritty, edgy crime thriller that follows a specialized team of law enforcement officers as they track down the city’s 100 most wanted criminals. Gary Cole, Ryan Hurst, Rashida Jones, Benjamin Benitez, singer/musician Josey Scott of the rock group Saliva, Lee Tergesen and Dedee Pfeiffer star in the series. WANTED comes to TNT from Spelling Television, with Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent and series creator Jorge Zamacona serving as executive producers. Mel Efros is the producer, with Jonathan Levin and Louis St. Clair as consulting producers and Tony Palermo as associate producer. WANTED is a pumping, stylistic, no-holds-barred look at an elite team of crime fighters from various federal and local law enforcement agencies as they track down the city’s 100 most wanted fugitives. The show pulls no punches in its depiction of the team, as creator Zamacona points out. "I spent a lot of time with police officers, and a lot of police officers aren’t written the way they behave. They’re written a little too stiff,” he said. “These guys are vulgar, they’re irreverent, they’re professional and they’re heroic. I want this show to be authentic to the men and women who go out and do the job.”Each individual officer in WANTED brings something unique to this strike force. Team leader Lt. Conrad Rose (Cole) is from L.A. Metro SWAT and is considered the moral center of the unit. Jimmy McGloin (Hurst) is an ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) officer and a bona fide card-carrying conservative. Carla Merced (Jones) is a former Naval Intelligence officer and one of the best hostage negotiators around. Although she wasn’t hand picked for the team by Rose, after being out in the field with her, the team realizes what a valuable asset she can be. Tommy Rodriquez (Benitez) is from the FBI and not above using his good looks and charm to stop any criminal. Rodney Gronbeck (Scott) is with the LAPD and a technical genius armed with state-of-the-art computer equipment to aid the team in catching the bad guy. Joe Vacco (Brendan Kelly) is a DEA officer who is currently living at the team’s warehouse headquarters after having getting kicked out of his own place. And Eddie Drake (Tergesen), an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marshal Service and graduate of the L.A. Metro Police Academy, where Rose was his favorite training officer, is recruited after a death in the squad. At home, Rose is faced with his impending divorce from Lucinda (Pfeiffer). Even though they still love each other, they just can’t live together, which also puts a strain on their two children, older son Tony (Chris J. Kelly) and younger daughter Millie (Pieterse). As the team tracks down criminals, often using unconventional (and legally questionable) methods, they discover there is a fine line between justice and the law. Every time they go out to get a bad guy, they must walk that line, all in an effort to make Los Angeles a safer place to live for every citizen.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (66)

    • Rose: Call me Dude again and you will be dead.

    • Joe: Next loud noise you hear is me.

    • Tommy: So you own this place? Eddie: Yep. Tommy: So that means these beers are free, right? Eddie: Nope.

    • Eddie (to Tommy): Man, you gotta dial down the voices in your head.

    • Carla: Lady, you're alive, shut up!

    • Conrad: And did you ever have to endure a toliet that he had just used? Jimmy: There wasn't enough gasoline in Texas to get rid of that smell.

    • Connie(to Eddie): Eddie, sometimes you're funny. Then there's now.

    • Connie (to Lucinda): Did you really sleep with Eddie Drake after I moved out? Lucinda: Yeah. It was a cry for help. Connie: Too bad nobody heard you.

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    Notes (30)

    • International Airdates: The Netherlands: October 29, 2007 on Veronica

    • Brendan Kelly, who plays ill-fated Joe Vacco in the pilot episode, has previously worked with series creator Jorge Zamacona. Zamacona was a supervising producer on HBO's Oz, on which Kelly played sadistic biker Wolfgang Cutler.

    • The original title of the series was Rush. The name was changed due to copyright issues.

    • Dedee Pfeiffer guest-starred in an episode of Midnight Caller in which Gary Cole was the show star.

    • The series is taped around the Los Angeles Harbor area in San Pedro, California, in a waterside complex of buildings and warehouses.

    • One of the songs played in the pilot was "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith.

    • International Airdates: The Netherlands: October 29, 2007 on Veronica

    • Series Creator Jorge Zamacona was a supervising producer on HBO's gritty prison drama Oz, and his involvement is noticeable with the casting of several Oz alumni. The first of which is Lee Tergesen, who joins the team as Eddie Drake.

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    Trivia (4)

    • TRIVIA: This episode was dedicated to the loving memory of Burt Burnam.

    • Song was "Lay Down & Die" by Rock n Roll Soldiers.

    • In the mug shot at the hospital, Rose shows Preston a picture labeled Brett Bianco, but in the wanted posters his name is given as Gordon Bianco. Brett is supposed to be the father's name.

    • When Rodney is using the surveillance system at the dental clinic, he presses the rewind on the VCR, which appears to have a tape in it. In the next shot from his right-hand side, even though he is still reviewing the footage, the tape can clearly be seen in the ejected position.

    Allusions (7)

    • When Connie says, "I'm looking down on creation," he's referencing the Carpenters' song "Top of the World."

    • Eddie: Whoa, Houston, we have a problem. Referencing the Apollo 13 mission.

    • Customer: Oh, no, I mean actual horseplay, with horses. Mr. Ed type stuff. Mr. Ed was a TV show in the 1960s, whose title character was a horse.

    • The episode title is also the name of a song by Josey Scott's band Saliva. The titular song also plays at the beginning of the episode.

    • Jimmy: Where are Bert and Ernie? Referencing the inseparable Muppet pair from the children's show Sesame Street.

    • Connie: Antonio Fuente. He was a Tony Montana wannabe living in Soledad's garage. That he was a paraplegic is incidental to his accuracy with an automatic weapon. Tony Montana is the lead character in the brutal Cuban gangster film Scarface. He was played by Al Pacino.

    • Conrad: You rang Elvira? Referencing "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark," a horror hostess portrayed by Cassandra Peterson in the 1988 film comedy film directed by James Signorelli.

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  • Fan Reviews (51)
  • Wanted more...

    By magnum_k, Aug 28, 2006

  • Show should've never been cancelled...!!!! What were they thinking...!!!????

    By ROCKME8833, Jun 07, 2009

  • This was such a great show. They never should have canceled it.

    By phyconess, Nov 19, 2008

  • 100 Worst Criminals, One Elite Force! Wanted focuses on an inter-departmental government task force assigned to hunt down and apprehend the top 100 fugitives wanted by various law enforcement agencies. They find the ones others can't.

    By vinray89, Jul 24, 2007

  • a crack team of specialists go after a LIST of wanted Criminals.

    By Blackroserr, Jan 30, 2007

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