Missing (Canadian TV series)
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.
|Also known as||1-800-Missing|
|Created by||Glenn Davis|
Vivica A. Fox
|Theme music composer||Andy Chase|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||55|
|Executive producer(s)||Richard J. Anobile|
Debra Martin Chase
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||NDG Productions|
Missing Production Corp
Missing Productions II
Sony Pictures Television (Non-US)
W Network (Canada)
Lifetime (United States)
|Original release||August 2, 2003 –|
February 5, 2006
The series is centred on Jess Mastriani, played by Caterina Scorsone, a woman in her twenties 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."
- Gloria Reuben as FBI Agent Brooke Haslett (season 1)
- Caterina Scorsone as FBI Agent Jess Mastriani
- Dean McDermott as FBI Special Agent in Charge Alan Coyle (season 1)
- Adam MacDonald as Douglas (main: season 1; guest: season 2)
- Alberta Watson as Toni Mastriani (main: season 1; guest: season 2[a])
- Justina Machado as FBI Agent Sunny Estrada (season 1)
- Vivica A. Fox as FBI Agent Nicole Scott (seasons 2–3)
- Mark Consuelos as FBI Agent Antonio Cortez (seasons 2–3)
- Justin Louis as Assistant Director John Pollock (seasons 2–3)
In Canada, where it is sometimes still billed as 1-800 Missing, the series currently airs on W Network, Vision TV, and Bravo! TV, a division of Shaw. It currently airs in Quebec in French on Séries+, titled Porté disparu.
As of 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.
|DVD name||Ep #||Discs||Region 1 (USA)||Region 2 (UK)||Region 4 (Australia)||DVD special features|
|Season 2: Missing||18||4||January 24, 2006||N/A||N/A||Trailers for other TV Shows|
- Toni Mastriani was recast with actress Maria Ricossa beginning with "Insomnia". Ricossa last appeared in "We Are Coming Home".
- 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
- Sullivan, Brian Ford (2006-04-28). "Lifetime Dismisses 'Missing' Drama After Three". The Futon Critic. Los Angeles: TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "1-800-Missing". Tubi. Retrieved 9 July 2019.