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
ComposersAndrew Lockington
Lou Pomanti
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes55
Production
Executive producersRichard J. Anobile
Glenn Davis
Debra Martin Chase
Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
ProducersPaul Quarrington
Lisa Klink
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production companiesNDG 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"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinAugust 2, 2003 (2003-08-02)
22"They Come as They Go"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinAugust 9, 2003 (2003-08-09)
33"Insomnia"TBALee Goldberg & William RabkinAugust 16, 2003 (2003-08-16)
44"I Thought I Knew You"TBAPhilip Bedard & Larry LalondeAugust 23, 2003 (2003-08-23)
55"Thin Air"Stephen WilliamsKiri Hart & Christopher BarbourSeptember 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)
66"Never Go Against the Family"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinSeptember 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
77"This is Your Life"James HeadPaul QuarringtonSeptember 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
88"Ties That Bind"Mike RohlKatherine BoutrySeptember 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
99"M.I.A."Mel DamskiLaura J. Burns & Melinda MetzOctober 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
1010"72 Hours to Kill"Mike RohlLee Goldberg & William RabkinOctober 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
1111"Deliverance from Evil"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinNovember 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
1212"Victoria"TBAPhilip Bedard & Larry LalondeNovember 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
1313"White Whale"David WuPaul Quarrington, Story by Glenn Davis & William LaurinNovember 22, 2003 (2003-11-22)
1414"Basic Training"David WuLee Goldberg & William RabkinDecember 6, 2003 (2003-12-06)
1515"Father Figure"TBAPhilip Bedard & Larry LalondeDecember 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
1616"Lost Sister"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinJanuary 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)
1717"Delusional"Mike RohlLee Goldberg & William RabkinJanuary 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
1818"These Dreams Before Me"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinJanuary 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"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinJuly 10, 2004 (2004-07-10)
202"One Night Stand"TBALisa KlinkJuly 17, 2004 (2004-07-17)
213"Judgment Day"TBADiane Ademu-JohnJuly 24, 2004 (2004-07-24)
224"Resurrection"TBAMorgan GendelJuly 31, 2004 (2004-07-31)
235"Last Stop"David WuLee Goldberg & William RabkinAugust 7, 2004 (2004-08-07)
246"In the Midnight Hour"TBALisa KlinkAugust 14, 2004 (2004-08-14)
257"Domestic Bliss"TBALee Goldberg & William RabkinAugust 21, 2004 (2004-08-21)
268"Cop Out"TBAMorgan GendelSeptember 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)
279"Puzzle Box"TBALee Goldberg & William RabkinSeptember 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
2810"Pop Star Story"Mike RohlDiane Ademu-JohnOctober 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
2911"Mr. Nobody"TBALisa KlinkOctober 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
3012"Truth or Dare: Part 1"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinOctober 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
3113"Truth or Dare: Part 2"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinOctober 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
3214"Deep Cover"TBALisa KlinkOctober 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
3315"John Doe"TBALee Goldberg & William RabkinJanuary 9, 2005 (2005-01-09)
3416"Phoenix Rising"TBADiane Ademu-JohnJanuary 16, 2005 (2005-01-16)
3517"Paper Anniversary"TBADiane Ademu-JohnJanuary 23, 2005 (2005-01-23)
3618"We Are Coming Home"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurenJanuary 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"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinJune 12, 2005 (2005-06-12)
382"Anything for the Baby: Part 2"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinJune 19, 2005 (2005-06-19)
393"Unnatural Disaster"TBALisa KlinkJune 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"TBALisa KlinkAugust 14, 2005 (2005-08-14)
459"Analysis"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinAugust 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"TBALisa KlinkOctober 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"TBALisa KlinkJanuary 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)
5418"Exposure"TBATBAJanuary 29, 2006 (2006-01-29)
5519"So Shall Ye Reap"TBAGlenn Davis & William LaurinFebruary 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.

On 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]

All three seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.

All three seasons are available on the Roku Channel as of May 2021.

GetTV will aired reruns of the series, started on October 28, 2021.

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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