Stalker (TV series)

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Stalker
Stalker logo.png
Genre
  • Procedural
Created by Kevin Williamson
Starring
Composer(s) John Frizzell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kevin Williamson
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)  – present
External links
Website

Stalker is an American drama television series about victims of stalking and the detectives of the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD who investigate the crimes. The show premiered on October 1, 2014 and airs on Wednesdays on CBS as part of the 2014–15 fall television season.[1][2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Reception[edit]

Stalker received negative reviews from critics at the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. There, critic comments include, "[it is] chock full of perverted subjects and ugly storylines, making it hard to watch even for those who like to watch."[4] Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post called it "exploitative, misogynist trash".[5] At Metacritic, the series premiere garnered a score of 17 out of 100, based on the opinions of 24 critics. The show also received negative reviews from Variety, USA Today, and The A.V. Club[6]

International Broadcasts[edit]

The series premiered in the Philippines on ETC on October 2, 2014. It airs Thursdays at 3:00pm and 9:00pm (PST).

The series will premiere in the UK in Monday 10th November 2014 on the Sky Living network.[7]

The series will also premiere in The Netherlands on November 3th 2014 on SBS 6. It will air on Mondays at 09:30pm. [8]

The series premiered in South-Africa on October 22nd and airs on M-Net Edge on Wednesdays.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot" Liz Friedlander Kevin Williamson October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01) 9.05[9]
Detective Jack Larsen, relocating from New York, arrives for his first day on the job working for Lieutenant Beth Davis with the elite TAU team in Los Angeles. The team tackles the case of a teenage girl who is stalked while babysitting her 7-year old brother, and a college student who is charged with assault but later says he was defending himself from harrassment by a former roommate he had thrown out. Elsewhere, Jack himself spies on a mother and her child, later revealed to be his ex-wife, Deputy D.A. Amanda Taylor, and his son.
2 "Whatever Happened to Baby James?" Liz Friedlander Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08) 8.17[10]
Hannah is babysitting her 7-year old brother, Thomas, and appears to be the victim of a stalker. Early evidence leads the team to a man named Barnes, who is a registered sex offender. While Barnes has several photos of Hannah, it later becomes clear that he did nothing more. The TAU acts on further clues that lead them to a neighboring woman who lost a son about Thomas' age, meaning Thomas was the intended target instead of Hannah. Near the end of the episode, Amanda gives Jack a stern warning to leave L.A. within two weeks or she will reveal a damaging secret from his past.
3 "Manhunt" Bronwen Hughes Brett Mahoney October 15, 2014 (2014-10-15) 7.87[11]
4 "Phobia"[12] Roxann Dawson Heather Zuhlke October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22) TBA
5 "The Haunting"[13] Brad Turner Kevin Williamson October 29, 2014 (2014-10-29) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 9, 2014). "CBS Orders 'CSI: Cyber', 'NCIS: New Orleans', 'The Odd Couple', 'Stalker', 'Madam Secretary', 'Scorpion' & 'The McCarthys'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Swift, Andy (May 9, 2014). "Fall TV: CBS Orders NCIS and CSI Spin-Offs, Odd Couple, Kevin Williamson's Stalker and 4 More to Series (But Not How I Met Your Dad?)". TVLine. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "‘Stalker’ Season 1 Cast: Elisabeth Rohm Joins New CBS Procedural - TVLine". TVLine. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Stalker: Season 1 (2014) at Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ "Fall TV Guide: New Dramas To Follow And Shows To Skip". The Huffington Post. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stalker – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Geektown.com, UK Air Dates - November 2014
  8. ^ Netherlands Air Dates - November 2014
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2014). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'The Middle', 'The Goldbergs', 'black-ish', 'The Mysteries of Laura', & 'Nashville' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago P.D.' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 9, 2014). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'The Middle', The Goldbergs', 'black-ish', Adjusted up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 16, 2014). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Mysteries of Laura', 'Modern Family' & 'Red Band Society' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Phobia". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Haunting". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 

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