Missing (Canadian TV series)

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Missing
Also known as1-800-Missing
GenreCrime drama
Created byGlenn Davis
William Laurin
StarringGloria Reuben
Caterina Scorsone
Dean McDermott
Adam MacDonald
Alberta Watson
Justina Machado
Vivica A. Fox
Mark Consuelos
Justin Louis
Theme music composerAndy Chase
Michèle Vice-Maslin
Composer(s)Andrew Lockington
Lou Pomanti
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes55
Production
Executive producer(s)Richard J. Anobile
Glenn Davis
Debra Martin Chase
Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
Producer(s)Paul Quarrington
Lisa Klink
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)NDG Productions
Lionsgate Television
Missing Production Corp
Missing Productions II
CHUM Television
DistributorLionsgate (USA)
Sony Pictures Television (Non-US)
Release
Original networkA
W Network (Canada)
Lifetime (United States)
Original releaseAugust 2, 2003 (2003-08-02) –
February 5, 2006 (2006-02-05)
External links
Production website

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.

Synopsis[edit]

The series is centred 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 cancelled after a successful three-year, fifty-six-episode run. Lifetime said the show had "run its course."[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2003–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"TBATBAAugust 2, 2003 (2003-08-02)
22"They Come as They Go"TBATBAAugust 9, 2003 (2003-08-09)
33"Insomnia"TBATBAAugust 16, 2003 (2003-08-16)
44"I Thought I Knew You"TBATBAAugust 23, 2003 (2003-08-23)
55"Thin Air"TBATBASeptember 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)
66"Never Go Against the Family"TBATBASeptember 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
77"This is Your Life"TBATBASeptember 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
88"Ties That Bind"TBATBASeptember 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
99"M.I.A."TBATBAOctober 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
1010"72 Hours to Kill"TBATBAOctober 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
1111"Deliverance from Evil"TBATBANovember 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
1212"Victoria"TBATBANovember 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
1313"White Whale"TBATBANovember 22, 2003 (2003-11-22)
1414"Basic Training"TBATBADecember 6, 2003 (2003-12-06)
1515"Father Figure"TBATBADecember 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
1616"Lost Sister"TBATBAJanuary 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)
1717"Delusional"TBATBAJanuary 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
1818"These Dreams Before Me"TBATBAJanuary 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)

Season 2 (2004–05)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
191"Sea of Love"TBATBAJuly 10, 2004 (2004-07-10)
202"One Night Stand"TBATBAJuly 17, 2004 (2004-07-17)
213"Judgment Day"TBATBAJuly 24, 2004 (2004-07-24)
224"Resurrection"TBATBAJuly 31, 2004 (2004-07-31)
235"Last Stop"TBATBAAugust 7, 2004 (2004-08-07)
246"In the Midnight Hour"TBATBAAugust 14, 2004 (2004-08-14)
257"Domestic Bliss"TBATBAAugust 21, 2004 (2004-08-21)
268"Cop Out"TBATBASeptember 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)
279"Puzzle Box"TBATBASeptember 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
2810"Pop Star Story"TBATBAOctober 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
2911"Mr. Nobody"TBATBAOctober 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
3012"Truth or Dare: Part 1"TBATBAOctober 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
3113"Truth or Dare: Part 2"TBATBAOctober 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
3214"Deep Cover"TBATBAOctober 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
3315"John Doe"TBATBAJanuary 9, 2005 (2005-01-09)
3416"Phoenix Rising"TBATBAJanuary 16, 2005 (2005-01-16)
3517"Paper Anniversary"TBATBAJanuary 23, 2005 (2005-01-23)
3618"And We Shall Be Changed"TBATBAJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)

Season 3 (2005–06)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
371"Anything for the Baby: Part 1"TBATBAJune 12, 2005 (2005-06-12)
382"Anything for the Baby: Part 2"TBATBAJune 19, 2005 (2005-06-19)
393"Unnatural Disaster"TBATBAJune 26, 2005 (2005-06-26)
404"Off the Grid"TBATBAJuly 10, 2005 (2005-07-10)
415"And the Walls Come Tumbling Down"TBATBAJuly 17, 2005 (2005-07-17)
426"Looking for Mr. Wright"TBATBAJuly 24, 2005 (2005-07-24)
437"Last Night"TBATBAAugust 7, 2005 (2005-08-07)
448"Fugitive"TBATBAAugust 14, 2005 (2005-08-14)
459"Analysis"TBATBAAugust 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
4610"Try Again"TBATBASeptember 11, 2005 (2005-09-11)
4711"Patient X"TBATBASeptember 18, 2005 (2005-09-18)
4812"Sisterhood"TBATBASeptember 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
4913"Death in the Family"TBATBAOctober 2, 2005 (2005-10-02)
5014"Have You Seen This Man?"TBATBADecember 11, 2005 (2005-12-11)
5115"Spring Break"TBATBAJanuary 8, 2006 (2006-01-08)
5216"Cut"TBATBAJanuary 15, 2006 (2006-01-15)
5317"Double Take"TBATBAJanuary 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)
5418"Exposure"TBATBAJanuary 29, 2006 (2006-01-29)
5519"So Shall Ye Reap"TBATBAFebruary 5, 2006 (2006-02-05)

Home 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.

All three seasons were on Netflix in 2013, but have since been removed.

As of July 2019 all three seasons are available on Tubi.[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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Toni Mastriani was recast with actress Maria Ricossa beginning with "Insomnia". Ricossa last appeared in "We Are Coming Home".

References[edit]

  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. ^ "1-800-Missing". Tubi. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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