Haunted (TV series)

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This article is about the 2002 American series. For the 1960s UK series, see Haunted (UK TV series).
Haunted
Advertising the pilot episode
Promotional poster
Format Action
Drama
Paranormal
Mystery
Created by Rich Ramage
Andrew Cosby
Starring Matthew Fox
Russell Hornsby
Lynn Collins
Michael Irby
John Mann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Emile Levisetti
Keith Addis
Scott Shepherd
Location(s) Vancouver
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Industry Entertainment Production
Viacom Productions
CBS Productions
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Original run September 24 – November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)

Haunted is an American television program first aired in September 2002 on UPN. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver,[1] was canceled in November 2002 due to low ratings. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all eleven filmed episodes have subsequently been shown in international airings of the show. In August 2007, the series aired on HDNet. The series then began airing on Sci Fi in September 2007 and January 2008.[2] In 2009, Chiller began airing this program as part of their daily marathon line-up. It plays there sporadically. A marathon of the entire series ran all day on October 31, 2010 on Universal HD.

Plot[edit]

Police officer Frank Taylor had the perfect job and perfect family. After his son's unsolved abduction, his life, marriage and career disintegrate. He leaves the force to become a private investigator specializing in missing and abducted children cases. His ex-wife has come to terms with the loss of their child, but Frank is obsessed with one day finding their son. One day Frank's life is forever changed while trying to apprehend Simon, a man linked to several child abductions who eludes the police. A fatal clash leaves Simon dead and Frank in critical condition. As the doctors try to save his life, Frank has a near-death experience in which he sees his missing son. When Frank regains consciousness, he finds that the dead can communicate with him, and that their confusing and frightening manifestations are usually intended to help him in his work. Some of the dead however—including Simon—abuse his new abilities to intentionally mislead or harm him.

Cast[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18-49 Average
1 Tuesdays 9:00 P.M. September 24, 2002 November 5, 2002 2002 #153 2.21 1.4/2

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" Michael Rymer Rick Ramage and Andrew Cosby September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24)
After being dead for a couple minutes, Frank Taylor is revived, followed by good and evil spirits.
2 "Grievous Angels" Jeffrey Reiner Erin Maher and Kay Reindl October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01)
Frank searches for a missing teen clubber.
3 "Fidelity" Rick Wallace Rob Wright October 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
A serial killer targets women in sleazy motels.
4 "Abby" Martha Mitchell Moira Kirland Dekker October 15, 2002 (2002-10-15)
Marcus enlists Frank's help in solving a ritualistic murder which resembles a case Marcus thought he'd solved years before.
5 "Blind Witness" Peter Markle Rob Wright October 22, 2002 (2002-10-22)
A blind military vet's ghost tries to lead Frank to the crime scene where a teenage girl was killed.
6 "Nocturne" Vern Gillum Andrew Cosby October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)
Frank becomes a suspect in the murder of a woman he has no memory of meeting.
7 "A Three-Hour Tour" Rick Wallace Story by: Emile Levisetti
Teleplay by: Rick Ramage
November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)
After a car accident on a dark country road, Frank is taken in by a young girl and her reclusive parents.
8 "Nexus" Michael Rymer Story by: Andrew Cosby and Rick Ramage
Teleplay by: Rick Ramage
 ()
The evil spirit of Simon taunts Frank as a murdered woman's ghost seeks out her husband and the hit man he hired.
9 "Simon Redux" Bill Norton Rick Ramage  ()
Frank tries to find out more about the evil spirit haunting him.
10 "Last Call" Bradford May Story by: Andrew Cosby
Teleplay by: Andrew Cosby and Moira Kirland Dekker
 ()
A ghost trapped between this life and the next befriends Frank.
11 "Seeking Asylum" Jerry Levine Stacia Raymond  ()
Frank goes undercover in rehab to find a woman's missing fiancé.

DVD release[edit]

The series was released on DVD on the 13th of April 2010 by Phase 4 Films. The set is in 4:3, not the original 16:9 widescreen versions that aired in HD.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 Wrap List". Reel West. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Staff (August 2, 2006). "Sci Fi Channel Closed Major Deal with CBS Paramount to Acquire Rights for Telefilms and Series Including Star Trek: Enterprise". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (February 22, 2010). "Haunted: The Series Starring Lost's Matthew Fox FINALLY Hits DVD". Dread Central. Retrieved March 1, 2010.

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