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Hack is a television series that aired on the American television network CBS from 2002 to 2004.[1] The show also aired in the United Kingdom on ITV3, in Australia on Network Ten, and in France on M6. The final four episodes of the first season never aired on ITV3 in the United Kingdom, as the station allowed the broadcast rights to lapse before they were shown, but all episodes from both seasons later aired on CBS Drama and CBS Action. In the United States, networks were beginning to no longer schedule first-run, scripted programming in prime time on Saturdays; Hack would be one of the last series to air on Saturdays for over a decade.[a] The series was produced by The Thomas Carter Company, Pariah, Big Ticket Television and CBS Productions. In the United States, the series has been rerun on the Crime & Investigation network and on GetTV, and on HDNet and Universal HD in widescreen.

Hack
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Created by David Koepp
Starring David Morse
George Dzundza
Matthew Borish
Andre Braugher
Jacqueline Torres
Theme music composer Stephen Phillips
Tim Paruszkiewicz
Composer(s) Jay Gruska
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40
Production
Executive producer(s) Thomas Carter
Gavin Polone
David Shore
Robert Singer
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Pariah Productions
CBS Productions
Big Ticket Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS (U.S.)
M6 (France)
Network Ten (Australia)
ITV3 (UK)
Original release September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27) – March 13, 2004 (2004-03-13)

Contents

PlotEdit

The series centers on the fictional life of a former Philadelphia police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky (David Morse), who left the force after being charged with corruption and now works as a taxi driver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The charges of corruption were never clearly proven but Olshansky, riddled with guilt, considers it his duty to make up for his past wrongs by helping those the police will not help. Olshansky saves many lives and people by going above and beyond the call of duty, becoming a kind of heroic vigilante. He receives "inside" help from within the police force from his ex-partner Marcellus Washington, played by Andre Braugher, who often comes close to risking his own career.

Meanwhile, he tries to repair his relationships and rebuild his life after losing his marriage, his son's admiration, his professional identity and his reputation.

CastEdit

Actor Role
David Morse Mike Olshansky
George Dzundza Father Tom Grzelak (priest & confidant, Season 1)
Andre Braugher Marcellus Washington (ex-partner)
Donna Murphy Heather Olshansky (ex-wife, Season 1)
Matthew Borish Mikey Olshansky (son)
Matt Czuchry Jamie Farrel (Season 2)
Jacqueline Torres Liz Garza (neighbor, Season 2)
Bebe Neuwirth Faith O'Connor (girlfriend, Season 1)

Episode listEdit

  • = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number by season

Season 1: 2002–03Edit

Ep Title Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)
2 2 "Favors" October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
3 3 "Domestic Disturbance" October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
4 4 "My Alibi" October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
5 5 "My Brother's Keeper" October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)
6 6 "Slippery Slope" November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01)
7 7 "Husbands and Wives" November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08)
8 8 "Songs in the Night" November 15, 2002 (2002-11-15)
9 9 "Bad Choices" November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)
10 10 "All Night Long" December 6, 2002 (2002-12-06)
11 11 "Obsession" December 20, 2002 (2002-12-20)
12 12 "A Dangerous Game" January 10, 2003 (2003-01-10)
13 13 "Death of Innocence" January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17)
14 14 "Forgive, But Don't Forget" January 31, 2003 (2003-01-31)
15 15 "Brothers in Arms" February 7, 2003 (2003-02-07)
16 16 "Black Eye" February 14, 2003 (2003-02-14)
17 17 "Third Strike" February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21)
18 18 "Sinners and Saints" March 14, 2003 (2003-03-14)
19 19 "Signature" April 4, 2003 (2003-04-04)
20 20 "All Others Pay Cash" April 18, 2003 (2003-04-18)
21 21 "True Lies" April 25, 2003 (2003-04-25)
22 22 "The Squeeze" May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02)

Season 2: 2003–04Edit

Ep Title Original air date
23 1 "See No Evil" September 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
24 2 "Hidden Agenda" October 4, 2003 (2003-10-04)
25 3 "Presumed Guilty" October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
26 4 "Collateral Damage" October 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
27 5 "Out of the Ashes" October 25, 2003 (2003-10-25)
28 6 "My Fare Lady" November 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
29 7 "The Looking Glass" November 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
30 8 "Blind Faith" November 15, 2003 (2003-11-15)
31 9 "To Have and Have Not" November 22, 2003 (2003-11-22)
32 10 "Dial 'O' for Murder" December 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
33 11 "Gone" December 20, 2003 (2003-12-20)
34 12 "Calibrated Arguments" January 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
35 13 "Double Exposure" January 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)
36 14 "Fog of War" February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)
37 15 "Extreme Commerce" February 14, 2004 (2004-02-14)
38 16 "Misty Blue" February 28, 2004 (2004-02-28)
39 17 "One for My Baby" March 6, 2004 (2004-03-06)
40 18 "The Reckoning" March 13, 2004 (2004-03-13)

DVD releaseEdit

On March 8, 2016, CBS Home Entertainment released Hack: Season 1 on DVD in Region 1 via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program. This is a Manufacture on Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Amazon.com.[2]

NoteEdit

  1. ^ Scripted programming returned to Saturdays in 2017 with the series Ransom, on CBS.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 497. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ "'Season 1' of the 2002 Show Starring David Morse...Now on DVD!". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 

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