Unsub (TV series)
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Unsub is an American television series that aired on NBC from February 3 to April 14, 1989. The series revolves around an elite FBI forensic team that investigates serial murderers and other violent crimes. Unsub is an abbreviation for the unknown subject of an investigation.
|Created by||David J. Burke|
|Developed by||Stephen J. Cannell|
|Written by||Michael Berlin|
David J. Burke
Stephen J. Cannell
|Directed by||Bill Corcoran|
James A. Contner
William A. Fraker
M. Emmet Walsh
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||David J. Burke|
|Producers||Stephen J. Cannell|
John Peter Kousakis
Jo Swerling, Jr.
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Production companies||Stephen J. Cannell Productions |
|Original release||February 3 –|
April 14, 1989
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|| Viewers|
|1||"White Bone Demon"||Corey Allen||Stephen J. Cannell||February 3, 1989||18.1|
|A psychotic serial killer, driven to kill by nightmarish visions of a skull-like face, is running amok in East Harbor, Connecticut.|
|2||"Silent Stalker"||William A. Fraker||David J. Burke||February 10, 1989||15.8|
|The team trains a potential new member while dealing with a child predator in Gastown, British Columbia.|
|3||"Clean Slate"||Jim Johnston||Joe Menosky||February 17, 1989||15.9|
|A cleanliness-obsessed bomber is terrorizing Seattle, and one of his victims is Tony's young goddaughter, Gina.|
|4||"Daddy Dearest"||Reynaldo Villalobos||Stephen Kronish||March 4, 1989||22.1|
|Men are being found strangled and castrated in Belford, New Jersey.|
|5||"And They Swam Right Over the Dam"||Jorge Montesi||Michael Berlin & Eric Estrin||March 10, 1989||14.6|
|Couples are turning up dead in Columbus, Ohio. The key to solving the homicides may lay with a young boy named Jeffrey.|
|6||"And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 1"||Gus Trikonis||Story by : Anthony J. Schembri|
Teleplay by : Randall Wallace
|March 31, 1989||12.9|
|A desperate mother asks John to help find her missing daughters, who were last seen in the company of a charismatic preacher named Bishop Grace.|
|7||"And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 2"||Gus Trikonis||Story by : Anthony J. Schembri|
Teleplay by : Randall Wallace
|April 7, 1989||14.4|
|John becomes recklessly obsessed in his pursuit of Bishop Grace.|
|8||"Burn Out"||James A. Contner||Gene Miller||April 14, 1989||13.4|
|While John and Tony work to justify the expenses of the CPU at Capitol Hill, Ann and Ned look for an escalating arsonist in Haynesville, North Carolina.|
On July 27, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment released Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection on DVD in Region 1. This special collection contains 54 episodes from 13 different shows produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions including all 8 episodes of Unsub.
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