is an American
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first aired in September 2002 on UPN
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. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver, was canceled in November 2002 due to low rating
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s. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all eleven filmed episodes have subsequently been shown in international airings of the show. In August 2007, the series aired on HDNet
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. The series then began airing on Sci Fi
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in September 2007 and January 2008. In 2009, Chiller began airing this program as part of their daily marathon line-up. It plays there sporadically. A marathon of the entire series ran all day on October 31st, 2010 on Universal HD
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Police officer Frank Taylor had the perfect job and perfect family. After his son's unsolved abduction
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, his life, marriage and career disintegrate. He leaves the force to become a private investigator
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specializing in missing and abducted children cases. His ex-wife has come to terms with the loss of their child, but Frank is obsessed with one day finding their son. One day Frank's life is forever changed while trying to apprehend Simon, a man linked to several child abductions who eludes the police. A fatal clash leaves Simon dead and Frank in critical condition. As the doctors try to save his life, Frank has a near-death experience in which he sees his missing son. When Frank regains consciousness, he finds that the dead can communicate with him, and that their confusing and frightening manifestations are usually intended to help him in his work. Some of the dead however—including Simon—abuse his new abilities to intentionally mislead or harm him.
- Frank Taylor (Matthew Fox
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- Marcus Bradshaw (Russell Hornsby
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- Simon Dunn (John Mann
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- Jessica Manning (Lynn Collins
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- Dante (Michael Irby
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- Anna (Bree Michael Warner)
|| Timeslot (EDT)
|| Season Premiere
|| Season Finale
|| TV Season
| 18-49 Average
|| Tuesdays 9:00 P.M.
|| September 24, 2002
|| November 5, 2002
Episode Guide (aired and unaired)
1. PILOT: After being dead for a couple minutes, Frank Taylor (Matthew Fox) is revived, followed by good- and evil- spirits.
2. GRIEVOUS ANGELS: Frank searches for a missing teen clubber.
3. FIDELITY: A serial killer targets women in sleazy motels.
4. ABBY: Marcus enlists Frank's help in solving a ritualistic murder which resembles a case Marcus thought he'd solved years before.
5. BLIND WITNESS: A blind military vet's ghost tries to lead Frank to the crime scene where a teenage girl was killed.
6. NOCTURNE: Frank becomes a suspect in the murder of a woman he has no memory of meeting.
7. A THREE-HOUR TOUR: After a car accident on a dark country road, Frank is taken in by a young girl and her reclusive parents.
8. NEXUS: The evil spirit of Simon taunts Frank as a murdered woman's ghost seeks out her husband and the hit man he hired.
9. SIMON REDUX: Frank tries to find out more about the evil spirit haunting him.
10. LAST CALL: A ghost trapped between this life and the next befriends Frank.
11. SEEKING ASYLUM: Frank goes undercover in rehab to find a woman's missing fiance.
The series was released on DVD on the 13th of April 2010 by Phase 4 Films. The set is in 4:3, not the original 16:9 widescreen versions that aired in HD