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Wolf Lake is an American horror television series that originally aired on CBS in September–October 2001. Nine episodes were produced, but only five aired before the series was canceled by CBS. The full series, including the four unaired episodes, was later picked up and broadcast on UPN in April–May 2002.[1][2] Wolf Lake depicts a pack of werewolves living in a Seattle suburb.

Wolf Lake
Wolf Lake poster.jpg
A poster promoting the launch of the series.
GenreSupernatural drama
Created byJohn Leekley
Opening theme"Quiet the Night" by Ran Galor
Composer(s)David Schwartz
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (4 unaired)
Executive producer(s)
  • Katie O'Hara
  • Alex Gansa
  • Rick Kellard
  • Philip Levens
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)Cherry Pie Productions
Big Ticket Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original network
Original releaseSeptember 19 (2001-09-19) –
October 24, 2001 (2001-10-24)


Seattle policeman John Kanin proposes marriage to his girlfriend, Ruby Wilder, and she accepts. However, as she gets into her car, she is attacked. The only thing Kanin finds of his now fiancee, is a severed hand. He travels to her hometown of Wolf Lake to find some answers. However, his experiences there raise even more questions. What John doesn't know is that some of the inhabitants of Wolf Lake are actually werewolves. The werewolves, or the ones who survive the change, live on the "Hill" and enjoy special treatment, separated from the normal humans.




Guest starsEdit


The first five episodes of Wolf Lake aired on CBS in September–October 2001, before CBS pulled the series from the air. The series later was reaired on UPN, with the final four episodes debuting on UPN in April–May 2002.

List of Wolf Lake episodes
No.TitleDirected by [3]Written byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
1"Meat The Parents"Bryan SpicerAlex Gansa & Rick KellardSeptember 19, 2001 (2001-09-19)62555-001
2"The Changing"Dwight LittleDaniel KnaufSeptember 26, 2001 (2001-09-26)62555-002
3"Soup to Nuts"Joe ChappelleRoger DirectorOctober 3, 2001 (2001-10-03)62555-003
4"Tastes Like Chicken"Rachel TalalayPhilip LevensOctober 10, 2001 (2001-10-10)62555-004
5"Excitable Boy"Po Chih LeongToni GraphiaOctober 24, 2001 (2001-10-24)62555-005
6"Four Feet Under"Winrich KolbeRoger Director & Daniel KnaufApril 10, 2002 (2002-04-10) (UPN)62555-006
7"Leader of the Pack"James HeadJames DuffApril 17, 2002 (2002-04-17) (UPN)62555-007
8"Legend of Lost Lenore"Joe ChappelleRick KellardApril 24, 2002 (2002-04-24) (UPN)62555-008
9"If These Wolves Could Talk"Thomas J. WrightStory by : Roger Director & Rick Kellard
Teleplay by : James Duff & Philip Levens
May 1, 2002 (2002-05-01) (UPN)62555-009


ITV bought the rights to show the series in the United Kingdom.[citation needed] In August 2006, the Sci Fi Channel bought the syndication rights to reair the series in the United States.[4]

Home mediaEdit

The series was made available on DVD in 2012.[5]


While Ron Wertheimer of The New York Times said it was "a promisingly quirky pilot",[6] Variety's Michael Speier remarked that it "sometimes works as high drama but sometimes comes off as extremely silly".[7]

While the series was poorly rated, it received two Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.[8][9]


  1. ^ Grego, Melissa (February 25, 2002). "UPN eyes sibling's 'Wolf Lake'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  2. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (April 3, 2002). "'Wolf Lake' moves from CBS to UPN". Deseret News. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  3. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Wolf Lake"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  4. ^ "Sci Fi Channel Closes Major Deal With CBS Paramount to Acquire Rights for Telefilms and Series Including 'Star Trek: Enterprise'" (Press release). Sci Fi Channel. August 2, 2006. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  5. ^ "Wolf Lake: Additional Bonus Material Announced" (Press release). TV Shows on DVD. October 8, 2012. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  6. ^ Wertheimer, Ron (September 12, 2001). "TELEVISION REVIEW - A Nice Hometown Girl With Orange-Green Eyes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  7. ^ Speier, Michael (September 9, 2001). "Wolf Lake". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  8. ^ "Wolf Lake". Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  9. ^ Adalian, Josef; Schneider, Michael (July 18, 2002). "Emmy's full of tiny tidbits". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-15.

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