Saved (TV series)
|Created by||David Manson|
|Starring||Tom Everett Scott
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fox Television Studios
|Original release||June 12 – September 4, 2006|
The series was premiered on June 12, 2006. The pilot episode, "A Day in the Life", received 5.1 million viewers. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report that Saved would not be renewed by TNT, followed by various other sources, contradicting reports by the Internet Movie Database that Saved season 2 would begin on TNT with the episode "Epidemic" on March 5, 2007.
Saved tells the story of Wyatt Cole, a Portland, Oregon, paramedic with a rough past and a history of compulsive gambling. The series follows the ups and downs of Cole's life, from the adrenaline rush he receives from his busy 24-hour shift to the chaotic personal decisions he makes.
|Tom Everett Scott||Wyatt Cole|
|Omari Hardwick||John "Sack" Hallon|
|Elizabeth Reaser||Alice Alden, M.D.|
|Tracy Vilar||Angela De La Cruz|
|Michael McMillian||Harper Sims|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"A Day in the Life"||Darnell Martin||David Manson||June 12, 2006|
A paramedic med school drop out answers calls while dealing with family, romance, and gambling pressures.
|2||"The Lady & the Tiger"||John David Coles||David Manson||June 19, 2006|
A call turns out to be Wyatt's old college roommate, Alice is pressured to make a decision by Daniel, and Sack's son spends time with him at work.
|3||"Living Dead"||Dean White||Joseph Dougherty||June 26, 2006|
Wyatt and Sack deal with strange calls on a night with a full moon, and Wyatt is forced to deal with his father when he covers a shift in the ER.
|4||"Fog"||Darnell Martin||Ann Lewis Hamilton||July 3, 2006|
Wyatt's attempts to teach Sack poker result in a bad bet, dense fog engulfs the city causing delays, Angela and Kroll's feud rises to a new level, and Wyatt goes behind Sack's back to get help for his son.
|5||"Family"||Stephen T. Kay||John Mankiewicz||July 10, 2006|
Wyatt's brother steps into the gap left by Wyatt and plans their father's 60th birthday celebration. Sack interviews at a private school for his son, and Angela and Harper have to make some hard decisions.
|6||"Cowboys & Independents"||Alex Zakrzewski||Kira Arne||July 17, 2006|
Wyatt deals with a new boss, while Ally deals with her boyfriend's daughter. Sack's son is accepted into private school.
|7||"Who Do You Trust?"||Stephen T. Kay||Barry Pullman||July 24, 2006|
Wyatt tries an appeal to his father when Lexi's condition worsens, Kroll goes Big Brother in the rigs, and Sack worries about meeting his son's tuition.
|8||"Secrets and Lies"||Arvin Brown||Arla Sorkin Manson||July 31, 2006|
Things are still tense between Wyatt and Sack when they're called to a shooting, and a gang leader doesn't want the victim taken to the hospital. Alice's mother shows up unexpectedly, and Angela and Harper learn things about each other
|9||"Triage"||John David Coles||David Manson & John Mankiewicz||August 7, 2006|
When a bomb destroys a health clinic, Cole comes in off-duty to help and encounters a pregnant victim.
|10||"A Shock to the System"||Dean White||Joseph Dougherty||August 14, 2006|
Repercussions from the bombing rescues are unexpected, Angela may have returned to work too soon, and a trauma counselor speaks with the LifeShield employees.
|11||"Code Zeros"||Stephen T. Kay||Speed Weed||August 21, 2006|
Wyatt and Sack are held hostage by morphine addicts who hijack the ambulance. Angela becomes a dispatcher while her leg heals.
|12||"Tango"||John David Coles||Ann Lewis Hamilton||August 28, 2006|
As depositions loom, Sack picks fights with Wyatt and explores other jobs. In the meantime, Angela has issues at home, and Harper ponders continuing his education.
|13||"Crossroads"||David Manson||John Mankiewicz||September 4, 2006|
The threat of sale becomes real for LifeShield, and everyone faces major decisions - both personally and professionally
The show does not have an opening theme, usually only displaying the show logo briefly a few seconds after the show starts. The rock-oriented soundtrack accompanying the show, music supervised by Gary Calamar, has been well received by critics.
Songs featured in TV spots
- The Who - Baba O'Riley
- Queen featuring David Bowie - Under Pressure
- The Fray - How to Save a Life
- Mat Kearney - Nothing to Lose
In Australia, Saved was telecast on pay-TV Foxtel from early January 2008, at 8.30pm on a Saturday night. It was also telecast on free-to-air Channel Seven from June 10, 2009, at midnight.