Disappeared (TV series)

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Disappeared
Disappeared logo.jpg
Title card (season 6–present)
Genre
Presented by Christopher Walker
Composer(s) David Varga
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 108
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Benjamin Ringe
  • Diana Sperrazza
  • Elizabeth Fischer
  • Knute Walker
  • Sharon Scott
Producer(s)
Running time 40 to 43 minutes
(excl. commercials)
Production company(s) Peacock Productions
Release
Original network Investigation Discovery
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release December 10, 2009 (2009-12-10)
External links
Website investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/

Disappeared is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery that debuted on December 10, 2009.[1] The programmes contain re-enactments and interviews with law enforcement officers, investigators, friends, and relatives connected with cases in which individuals have gone missing unexpectedly.[2] Each episode focuses on a single case of either one individual, or sometimes several individuals who disappeared together.

The series' initial run was composed of five seasons that originally aired between December 2009 to April 2013, followed by an indefinite hiatus. On April 11, 2016, the series resumed on the Investigation Discovery network, debuting its sixth season.[3] The seventh season premiered March 26, 2017.

Format[edit]

Disappeared follows a documentary format.[4] It features re-enactments and interviews with family members, friends, and law enforcement connected to the missing subject(s), to explore their recent lives and last actions prior to disappearing. By the time episodes air, some cases have been resolved, with a variety of outcomes, but most often the cases covered have not been explained at the time the episode reaches broadcast.

Broadcast history[edit]

The series debuted on December 10, 2009, featuring the case of Brandi Ellen Wells. After the series' fifth season conclusion in 2013, it was on a three-year-long hiatus. On April 11, 2016, after the hiatus, the series returned to Investigation Discovery for a sixth season.[5] The series was renewed for a seventh season, which premiered March 26, 2017.[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 13 December 10, 2009 (2009-12-10) April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
2 13 October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) December 27, 2010 (2010-12-27)
3 17 January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03) April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25)
4 27 October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24) April 30, 2012 (2012-04-30)
5 15 November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19) April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)
6 10 April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11) June 6, 2016 (2016-06-06)
7 13 March 26, 2017 (2017-03-26) June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26)

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