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    Dragnet

    Dragnet

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    NBC (ended 1970)
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    Canada: G
    USA: TV-G Dragnet 1967 through Dragnet 1970 is the second of the Dragnet series to grace our television. Beginning in January 1967 and running till September 1970, the series stared Jack Webb as the lead character Detective Sargent Joe Friday. He also directed and produced the series. This series focuses on two detectives, Sargent Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon, played by Harry Morgan. Throughout this series, these two brave men of the LAPD, track down criminals in the city of Las Angeles, California, while also helping its citizens recover their possessions and sometimes their very souls. The original "Dragnet" (Dragnet 1951) is the grandfather of ALL of today's police drama shows. Dragnet 1967 through 1970 is the first canceled network TV series to successfully come back to life on a broadcast network. In late 1965, Universal and NBC hired Webb to revive "Dragnet" as a made-for-TV movie. Filmed in early 1966, this TV movie didn't air until January 1969. Titled "World Premiere: Dragnet," this well-made film has Friday and Gannon linking the slaying of photographer's models to the disappearance of a war widow, while Gannon prepares to retire.moreless
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    Cold Case Files

    Cold Case Files

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    A&E
    Cold Case Files is not just a show about solving crimes and getting the bad guy. It's about dedication from police and detectives. The never give up theory of the many who want justice for the dead and peace to those who have families who are left behind with so many unanswered questions. Many of the detectives go up and beyond what is expected of them to solve a case. Sadly many of the cases go cold. Especially some older case's where modern day technology wasn't available. But the never give up attitude bring many of these case back to life as we become more advanced in our ability to solve crimes through forensics. Because of the hard work from these people, even if it takes 20 years, families finally get answers to questions that lay in the back of their minds and haunt them. Cold Case Files is not a drama or fictional show. It shows stories of real people and real cases. Some have finality to them and some still lay cold. Cold Case Files airs in the U.K. on the Biography Channel at 11:00PM (Monday-Friday).moreless
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    Moonlighting

    Moonlighting

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    ABC (ended 1989)
    When former fashion model Maddie Hayes goes broke and finds that one of her few remaining assets is ownership of the Blue Moon Detective Agency, she is tempted to liquidate it until she meets the quirky employees and gets involved in their even quirkier cases. Moonlighting as a series was plagued by production delays and erratic scheduling. Scheduled episodes were often delayed for weeks and reruns substituted at the last minute. Many in-jokes and short fill-in pieces refer to this and other topical items at the beginning and end of some programs. Episodes 35 - 39 were particularly affected by this, and in their original broadcast contained intros dealing with the slow production pace. ABC Broadcast History March 1985 - February 1989: Tuesdays 9:00 PM April 1989 - May 1989: Sundays 8:00 PMmoreless
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    The Event

    The Event

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    NBC (ended 2011)
    The President is prepared to release a group of detainees who have been held in U.S. custody since World War II. However, on the day that he prepares to make the announcement, unknown conspirators force a pilot to hijack a plane and crash it at the President's compound. However, when the plane disappears in mid-air, the mystery begins. Struggling to resolve the matter is the pilot's son-in-law, computer programmer Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) investigates the conspiracy, which has abducted his fiancée, Leila Buchanan (Sarah Roemer). Meanwhile, President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) realizes that some of the detainees' people escaped capture, and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the release of the others, including their leader, Sophia (Laura Innes). He must deal with threats within and without, as the conspirators seek to ensure the detainees are never released, while the free detainees and their leader, Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.), use their advanced technology to force the President to yield to their demands.moreless
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    The Fall Guy

    The Fall Guy

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    ABC (ended 1986)
    The Fall Guy was a series about bounty hunter Colt Seavers. Every week Colt and his gang was assigned to apprehend a fugitive from justice.

    Colt and his cousin Howie were also working as stuntmen in Hollywood. The tricks of that trade often helped them to capture their guy.moreless
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    Saving Grace

    Saving Grace

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    TNT (ended 2010)
    Academy Award winner Holly Hunter stars in this TNT drama series about a police detective with an emotional crisis living in Oklahoma City. A respected officer, Grace Hanadarko can't seem to run her personal life with the same sort of finesse she has in the field. Can an unlikely divine stranger influence her to get her life back on track? In 2008 the series was nominated for a Saturn Award for "Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series" and actress Holly Hunter was nominated for a Saturn Award for "Best Actress on Television" for her role as Grace Hanadarko. In 2008 Holly Hunter was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as Grace. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama" and was nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series". In 2008 Dylan Minnette was nominated for and won the "Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Actor Ten or Under" for his role as Clay.moreless
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    Dual Survival

    Dual Survival

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    Discovery Channel
    Imagine being thrown into the wilderness, do you think you could survive? Experts think that having basic survival skills such as finding food, shelter, water and finding help are important. Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin take on surviving through some of the hardest conditions, proving that having the right skills and thinking out of the box can save you.moreless
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    John Doe

    John Doe

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    FOX (ended 2003)
    The series is about the life of John Doe, a mysterious man who rises from the primordial waters of an isolated island, possessing knowledge of literally everything in the world, yet having no memory of who -- or even what -- he is. Doe quickly finds his way to Seattle, where he befriends the police and uses his special gift to help them solve "impossible" crimes each week, while continuing his unending quest to uncover who he is and where he came from. Despite his considerable charm, Doe is an emotional island unto himself. Want to know the population of Peru in 1853? How many blue cars there are in the state of Washington? Or better yet, predict which horse will win every race at the track based on knowing all the variables? Doe has all the answers. But what is he like? Family man or loner? Hero or villain? What is truly in his soul? Doe doesn't have a clue. In his search to unlock the key to his past, He may be a government agent, an extra-terrestrial or perhaps just a regular John Doe with a bout of amnesia. Whatever secrets his past holds, Doe is now the man who knows everything -- a gift that will forever change his destiny.moreless
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    Dante's Cove

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    This program is set in a small coastal town in Southern California and focuses on a group of attractive characters in their twenties – most of them skaters, surfers, and college students -- who live in an apartment complex on the beach called the Hotel Dante. The good-looking young residents are gay, lesbian, bi and straight, at a point in their lives when they are full of hopes and dreams, but also coming up against the harsh realities of daily survival. The group of friends investigates mysterious happenings that took place long ago in their apartment complex.moreless
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    Inspector Gadget

    Inspector Gadget

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    (ended 1986)
    Inspector Gadget was a cartoon parody of the 1960's television spy parody, Get Smart. Don Adams played the leads in both shows. There are similarities between the two shows. Both agents only had lots of gadgets or devices that they never could use correctly. Both worked for a chief that they invariably infuriated. And of course, both Gadget and Smart were lovable idiots who always won in the end, usually by accident or by someone else's help. Created by DIC Entertainment, this show was voiced in Canada and Los Angeles, drawn in Korea, edited in Los Angeles and distributed by DIC International. First produced as a 1/2 hour pilot in 1983, it was picked up and produced until 1986 for TV. Years later, Inspector Gadget is seen in 55 countries in 24 languages. Spinoffs: Gadget Boy and Heather, Gadget Boy's Adventures in History, Inspector Gadget's Field Trip and Gadget and the Gadgetinis. A liveaction theatrical movie based on the cartoon was released in 1999, as well as a liveaction direct-to-video sequel in 2003.moreless
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    Women's Murder Club

    Women's Murder Club

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    ABC (ended 2008)
    Based on the best-selling series of books by James Patterson, Women's Murder Club tells the story of four friends from different walks of life who come together to form a unique murder investigation team. Their jobs as a homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and an assistant district attorney give them a formidable range of skills, and their strong friendship provides the basis for the teamwork that's necessary to crack each case.

    Women's Murder Club was broadcast on ABC, and produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Rat Entertainment. The series aired 13 episodes in total and was canceled on May 12 2008, a day before the airing of the series finale.moreless
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    The F.B.I.

    The F.B.I.

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    The F.B.I. was Quinn Martin Productions's longest running series. It was unique as its stories were loosely supervised by at the time, current FBI director J. Edgar Hoover himself who watched over the presentation of proper bureau procedure.

    After each week's episode, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. would step from behind the part of Inspector Erskine and directly address the audience, asking for help to catch real criminals that were on the run.

    The show was sponsored by the Ford company which provided numerous vintage cars for chasing, crashing, and, occasionally, simple transportation.

    After the Watergate scandal, the public's perception of the American government and its institutions was tarnished and changed forever. In 1974, The F.B.I. was cancelled after 9 years and 240 episodes.moreless
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    McCloud

    McCloud

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of Taos, N.M. is assigned to the 21st Precinct of the New York Police Department to study local police methods, where he can stay close to his girl, Chris Coughlin, a writer for her father's paper, the New York Chronicle. McCloud is a keen and brilliant investigator who garbs his talents in a Stetson and a sheepskin coat. "There ya go" is his byword. Chief Clifford's disregard of his manner frequently puts him in unavailing positions, but his original view of the city allows him to follow difficult cases to often far-reaching conclusions. McCloud is a variant of Don Siegel's 1968 film masterpiece Coogan's Bluff, and features elaborate writing, bold action, and the quintessence of high comedy. Dennis Weaver was nominated for an Emmy in 1974 and 1975.moreless
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    The Forgotten

    The Forgotten

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    ABC (ended 2010)
    The Forgotten focuses on a group of amateur detectives (Rochelle Aytes, Michelle Borth, Anthony Carrigan, Christian Slater, Heather Stevens, Bob Stephenson)who work for the Forgotten Network. Each episode is narrated by the "voice" of an unidentified person who has been murdered and is about to be buried in an unmarked grave. All the members of the Forgotten Network have their personal reasons for working in this group and they bring their own specialized area of expertise. Alex Donovan (Christian Slater) is a former police officer whose 11-year-old daughter had been kidnapped and was never found. Lindsey Drake (Heather Stephens) runs the network; her husband is a convicted murderer. Walter Bailey (Bob Stephenson) works for the phone company and is in charge of stakeouts. Candace Butler (Michelle Borth) hates her day job and has a way of making people feel comfortable. Tyler Davies (Anthony Carrigan) is a sculptor with a background in forensics and is the new guy on the team. the forgotten is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television.moreless
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    Reunion

    Reunion

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    FOX (ended 2005)
    "Reunion" is an original concept in television that follows six close friends from their high school graduation in 1986 to their twentieth high school reunion in 2006. Each episode covers a year in their lives. It's a murder-mystery that promises stories of love and loss, marriage and death, triumph and scandal as it depicts both the hopes and dreams of 18-year-olds as well as the realities that mark those lives two decades later. The show was supposed to have 21 episodes, but it was canceled in the middle, having only 13 episodes, so the show never had an ending and the killer's identity was never revealedmoreless
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    Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet

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    Channel 4 (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Ultraviolet guide at TV.com. Ultraviolet charted the exploits of an investigative government unit, armed with the latest weaponry, whose aim is to track down and exterminate Code 5 infected subjects while attempting to work out their agenda. A policeman, Michael Colefield, is reluctantly drawn into the group after a confrontation with his 'turned' former best friend, Jack Beresford, when Michael, defending himself after being bitten, is forced to 'kill' Jack. Stylish, dark and often humourous, Ultraviolet delivered a blend of vampire myth with a modern slant. It is notable that the programme never once mentions the word vampire, instead referring to the antagonists as 'leeches' or a 'code 5 infection'. A pilot for a potential US series was made, a composite of all that was good in the 6 episodes of the British version, but no series was commissioned.moreless
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    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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    ABC1
    The series is based on author Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels and was created by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries revolves around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), a glamorous private detective in 1920's Melbourne. Miss Phryne Fisher, an adventurous flapper girl of the 1920s, returns to her home in Australia after travelling around the world to prevent that the alleged murderer of her sister Jane is set free from prison. She solves a murder (and several attempted ones) evolving around the home of her cousin and decides to become a 'lady detective'. She has a few servants (two chauffeurs, a butler and a maid whom she treats as her companion) that help her to solve the crimes. A beautifully made detective series in the tradition of the famous crime novels of the Detection Club (Agatha Christie, G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, etc.). moreless
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    The Lone Gunmen

    The Lone Gunmen

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    FOX (ended 2001)
    Relax and let TV.com's The Lone Gunmen page be your guide to the exploits of everyone's favorite hackers. The show was a spin-off from The X-Files and was Produced by Companies: * 20th Century Fox Television * Millennium Canadian Productions Ltd. * Ten Thirteen Productions. Sadly it was never renewed after its initial 13 episode order by Fox. Although, a conclusion is reached of sorts in a cross-over episode of The X Files. Distributors: The show was distributed by the Fox Network (2001) (USA) (TV), and in 2001 it Won -- Best Cinematography in TV Drama -- Robert McLachlan [For the pilot.] ------------------------------------ Trivia * The Lone Gunmen impersonate three people to get past a facial recognition security system in the episode "All About Yves", and photos of the people they impersonate appear on screen. The pictures are of executive producers Frank Spotnitz (Langly), Vince Gilligan (Frohike), and John Shiban (Byers). * The pilot episode, which first aired on March 4, 2001, concerned a terrorist plot to fly a hijacked airplane into the World Trade Center towers. * After the series was canceled following the first season finale, an episode of The X Files (1993) was dedicated to wrapping up dangling plot lines from the series. In addition to featuring the Gunmen, who made their debut on The X-Files in 1994, the episode featured the return of Jimmy Bond (Stephen Snedden), Morris Fletcher (Michael McKean), Yves Adele Harlow (Zuleikha Robinson), and Kimmy the Geek (Jim Fyfe). * "Yves Adele Harlow" is an anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald. * In the episode "Planet of the Frohikes", the "Boulle Behavioral Institute" is a in-joke reference to Pierre Boulle, the author of the original novel of "Planet of the Apes." * In the episode "Cap'n Toby", the series writer "John Gillnitz" is an amalgam of that episode's three writers: John Shiban' , Vince Gilligan, and Frank Spotnitz. * The pilot episode features a corporation called "EComCon". EComCon (a compression of "Emergency Communications and Control") is a codename for a secret base used by a rogue Air Force general to overthrow the U.S. Government in the film Seven Days in May (1964). ----------------------------------------- Soundtracks * "The Lone Gunmen" Written by Mark Snow Performed by Mark Snow Episode: {all episodes} * "Forever Young" Written by Bob Dylan Performed by The Band Episode: {"Untitled #1AEB11" aka "The Capt'n Toby Show" (2001) (ep. #1.13)} ------------------------- Release dates USA -- 4 March 2001 Australia -- 31 August 2001 Finland -- 20 June 2002 Germany -- 30 January 2003 Belgium -- 2 March 2004 Sweden -- 25 April 2004 Poland -- 9 October 2004 --------------------------------------- Filming Locations 1. New York City, New York, USA 2. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ----------------------------- Taglines 1. Their missions aren't impossible... they just make them look that way. 2. Heroes have never looked like this before. For obvious reasons. 3. America's future is in their hands. God help us. 4. Heroes to some. Sex symbols to others. ======================== ADDRESSES (alphabetical order) Tom Braidwood (Melvin Frohike) c/o Lucas Talent Inc Sun Tower 100 West Pender, 7th Floor Vancouver BC V6B 1R8 CANADA Dean Haglund (Ringo Langly) Dean Haglund can be contacted through his website: http://www.deanhaglund.com Bruce Harwood (John Byers) Bruce's old agent's address is unavailable as of 12/03 and we don't have a new one for him yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything on that front. Zuleikha Robinson (Yves Adele Harlow/Lois Runtz), c/o The Gersh Agency P.O. Box 5617 Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5617 Stephen Snedden (Jimmy Bond) c/o Envision Entertainment 9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90069 =============================moreless
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    Meadowlands

    Meadowlands

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    Showtime
    Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn Brogan (Lucy Cohu) along with their two teenaged kids pack up the family and move to the bucolic neighborhood of Meadowlands as they enter a witness protection program in an attempt to escape their past. The picturesque and crime-free suburban paradise at first seems to be the perfect locale to start their new life, but the Brogans soon realize that escaping the past will prove to be much harder than they expected.

    This series is also released in the UK under the title Cape Wrath.moreless
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    Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters

    Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters

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    VH1
    The Stallionaire's Real and Chance look to uncover the truth about myths and legends of nature's animal tales. In each episode Real and Chance go to a new destination and learn about the mission at hand, learn skills to take with them on their hunt, and if they can trap the animals.moreless
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