The Burning Zone

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The Burning Zone
Created by Coleman Luck
Starring James Black
Michael Harris
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Tamlyn Tomita
Opening theme "The Burning Zone Theme" by Marty Davich
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 19
Executive producer(s) Coleman Luck
James Duff McAdams
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Sandstar Productions
Universal Television
Original network UPN
Original release September 3, 1996 – May 20, 1997

The Burning Zone is a television drama broadcast on the UPN network as part of its 1996–97 lineup. It ran for 19 episodes. The series was rerun on SciFi Channel in the mid-to-late 1990s, as well as on Sleuth and Universal HD.

The Burning Zone featured a team of American agents who could be almost instantly dispatched almost anywhere in the world to fight biological warfare and naturally occurring biohazards. There was a villainous organization known as "The Dawn" that was responsible for some of the threats the team faced. The members of "The Dawn" were shadowy and never fully exposed but their goals and aims were clear: To allow disease and pestilence of a biological nature to restore the Earth to a pristine state by rendering extinct the most virulent pestilence of all—mankind.


Actor/Actress Character Duration
James Black Agent Michael Hailey full series
Michael Harris Dr. Daniel Cassian full series
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Dr. Edward Marcase episodes 1–11
Tamlyn Tomita Dr. Kimberly Shiroma episodes 1–11
Bradford Tatum Dr. Brian Taft episodes 12–19


# Episode Airdate
1 "Pilot" September 3, 1996
2 "The Silent Tower" September 10, 1996
3 "St. Michael's Nightmare" September 17, 1996
4 "Arms of Fire" September 24, 1996
5 "Night Flight" October 1, 1996
6 "Lethal Injection" October 15, 1996
7 "Touch of the Dead" October 29, 1996
8 "Hall of the Serpent" November 12, 1996
9 "Blood Covenant" November 19, 1996
10 "Faces in the Night" November 26, 1996
11 "Midnight of the Carrier" January 7, 1997
12 "Critical Mass" January 28, 1997
13 "Death Song" February 4, 1997
14 "The Last Endless Summer" February 11, 1997
15 "The Last Five Pounds Are the Hardest" February 18, 1997
16 "Elegy for a Dream" April 29, 1997
17 "A Secret in the Neighborhood" May 6, 1997
18 "Wild Fire" May 13, 1997
19 "On Wings of Angels" May 20, 1997


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