Missing (Canadian TV series)

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Also known as ''1-800-Missing''
Genre Crime drama
Created by Glenn Davis
William Laurin
Starring Gloria Reuben
Caterina Scorsone
Dean McDermott
Adam MacDonald
Alberta Watson
Justina Machado
Vivica A. Fox
Mark Consuelos
Justin Louis
Theme music composer Andy Chase
Michèle Vice-Maslin
Composer(s) Andrew Lockington
Lou Pomanti
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 55 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Richard J. Anobile
Glenn Davis
Debra Martin Chase
Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
Producer(s) Paul Quarrington
Lisa Klink
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) NDG Productions
Lionsgate Television
Missing Production Corp
Missing Productions II
CHUM Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network A
W Network (Canada)
Lifetime (United States)
Original release August 2, 2003 (2003-08-02) – February 5, 2006 (2006-02-05)
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Missing (originally titled 1-800-Missing) is a Canadian crime drama television series based on the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU book series by Meg Cabot. The series aired on the A network and W Network in Canada, and on Lifetime in the United States from August 2003 to February 2006.


The series is centered on Jess Mastriani, played by Caterina Scorsone, a woman in her twenties[1] who receives psychic abilities after being hit by lightning. She is employed by a special FBI Task Force because she has visions which, once interpreted, contain clues that will help her find missing people. The series initially starred Gloria Reuben as Brooke Haslett, Jess's skeptical partner. Other stars of the series during its first season included Justina Machado as Sunny Estrada, and Dean McDermott as Alan Coyle. Alberta Watson appeared in the pilot as Jess' mother, however; the part was later recast and Watson did not appear on the show again.

In the second season, significant changes, including casting, were made. The show was completely retooled. Jess's partner was changed to Nicole Scott, portrayed by Vivica A. Fox. Taking Sunny's place was Mark Consuelos, and Justin Louis assumed the role of the Assistant Director John Pollock. Jess's psychic powers remained important, but more focus was given to the other characters.

The series finale aired on February 5, 2006 alongside the show's partner Strong Medicine and, in April 2006, it was revealed that Missing had been canceled after a successful three year, fifty-six episode run. Lifetime said the show had "run its course."[2]


Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 18 August 2, 2003 (2003-08-02) January 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)
2 18 July 10, 2004 (2004-07-10) January 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)
3 19 June 12, 2005 (2005-06-12) February 5, 2006 (2006-02-05)
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Michael Fresco Glenn Davis & William Laurin August 2, 2003 (2003-08-02)
2 2 "They Come as They Go" David Wu Glenn Davis & William Laurin August 9, 2003 (2003-08-09)
3 3 "Insomnia" Kristoffer Tabori Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin August 16, 2003 (2003-08-16)
4 4 "I Thought I New You" David Wu Philip Bedard & Larry Lalonde August 23, 2003 (2003-08-23)
5 5 "Thin Air" Stephen Williams Kiri Hart & Christopher Barbour September 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)
6 6 "Never Go Against the Family" David Wu Glenn Davis & William Laurin September 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
7 7 "This Is Your Life" James Head Paul Quarrington September 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
8 8 "Ties That Bind" Mike Rohl Katherine Boutry September 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
9 9 "M.I.A." Mel Damski Laury J. Burns & Melinda Metz October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
10 10 "72 Hours to Kill" Mike Rohl Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin October 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
11 11 "Deliveranca from Evil" David Wu Glenn Davis & William Laurin November 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
12 12 "Victoria" Milan Cheylov Philip Bedard & Larry Lalonde November 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
13 13 "White Wale" David Wu Glenn Davis & William Laurin November 22, 2003 (2003-11-22)
14 14 "Basic Training" David Wu Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin December 6, 2003 (2003-12-06)
15 15 "Father Figure" T. J. Scott Philip Bedard & Larry Lalonde November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13)
16 16 "Lost Sister" Neill Fearnley Teleplay by: Glenn Davis & William Laurin
Story by: Paul Quarrington
January 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)
17 17 "Delusional" Mike Rohl Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin January 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
18 18 "These Dreams Before Me" Neill Fearnley Glenn Davis & William Laurin January 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)


In Canada, the series currently airs on W Network. It also appears on Bravo! TV, a division of Shaw. It currently airs in Quebec in French on Séries+, titled Porté disparu.

DVD release[edit]

The only DVD release to date has been the show's second season (titled as Missing: Season 2) as a four disc set from Lions Gate Home Entertainment on January 24, 2006.

As Of 19 May 2015 LionsGate states that they Currently have no Plans to Release Season 1 and 3 on DVD.

Season One was the only season available to watch on Netflix.[3]

DVD name Ep # Discs Region 1 (USA) Region 2 (UK) Region 4 (Australia) DVD special features
Season one 18 N/A N/A N/A None
Season 2: Missing 18 4 January 24, 2006 N/A N/A Trailers for other TV Shows
Season three 20 N/A N/A N/A None


  1. ^ Season 2, Episode 6. Jess gives her age as 24 and her date of birth as October 12 in response to a question from FBI Assistant Director Pollock
  2. ^ Sullivan, Brian Ford (2006-04-28). "Lifetime Dismisses 'Missing' Drama After Three". The Futon Critic. Los Angeles: TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online". netflix.com. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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