Missing
Also known as1-800-Missing
GenreCrime drama
Created by
  • Glenn Davis
  • William Laurin
Based onCharacters in the books
by Meg Cabot
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Andy Chase
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin
Composers
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes55
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Paul Quarrington
  • Lisa Klink
Production locationToronto
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
Original release
Network
ReleaseAugust 2, 2003 (2003-08-02) –
February 5, 2006 (2006-02-05)

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-Channel network and W Network in Canada, and on Lifetime in the United States from August 2003 to February 2006.

Synopsis

The series is centred on Jess Mastriani, played by Caterina Scorsone, a woman in her twenties[1] 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."[2]

Cast

Episodes

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Season 1 (2003–04)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot"Michael FrescoGlenn Davis & William LaurinAugust 2, 2003 (2003-08-02)
22"They Come as They Go"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinAugust 9, 2003 (2003-08-09)
33"Insomnia"Kristoffer TaboriLee Goldberg & William RabkinAugust 16, 2003 (2003-08-16)
44"I Thought I Knew You"David WuPhilip Bedard & Larry LalondeAugust 23, 2003 (2003-08-23)
55"Thin Air"Stephen WilliamsKiri Hart & Christopher BarbourSeptember 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)
66"Never Go Against the Family"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinSeptember 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
77"This is Your Life"James HeadPaul QuarringtonSeptember 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
88"Ties That Bind"Mike RohlKatherine BoutrySeptember 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
99"M.I.A."Mel DamskiLaura J. Burns & Melinda MetzOctober 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
1010"72 Hours to Kill"Mike RohlLee Goldberg & William RabkinOctober 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
1111"Deliverance from Evil"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinNovember 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
1212"Victoria"Milan CheylovPhilip Bedard & Larry LalondeNovember 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
1313"White Whale"David WuPaul Quarrington, Story by Glenn Davis & William LaurinNovember 22, 2003 (2003-11-22)
1414"Basic Training"David WuLee Goldberg & William RabkinDecember 6, 2003 (2003-12-06)
1515"Father Figure"T.J. ScottPhilip Bedard & Larry LalondeDecember 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
1616"Lost Sister"Neill FearnleyGlenn Davis & William LaurinJanuary 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)
1717"Delusional"Mike RohlLee Goldberg & William RabkinJanuary 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
1818"These Dreams Before Me"Neill FearnleyGlenn Davis & William LaurinJanuary 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)

Season 2 (2004–05)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
191"Sea of Love"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurinJuly 10, 2004 (2004-07-10)
202"One Night Stand"Mike RohlLisa KlinkJuly 17, 2004 (2004-07-17)
213"Judgment Day"David WuDiane Ademu-JohnJuly 24, 2004 (2004-07-24)
224"Resurrection"Mike RohlMorgan GendelJuly 31, 2004 (2004-07-31)
235"Last Stop"David WuLee Goldberg & William RabkinAugust 7, 2004 (2004-08-07)
246"In the Midnight Hour"David WuLisa KlinkAugust 14, 2004 (2004-08-14)
257"Domestic Bliss"Michael RobisonLee Goldberg & William RabkinAugust 21, 2004 (2004-08-21)
268"Cop Out"Farhad MannMorgan GendelSeptember 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)
279"Puzzle Box"Steven GoldmannLee Goldberg & William RabkinSeptember 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
2810"Pop Star Story"Mike RohlDiane Ademu-JohnOctober 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
2911"Mr. Nobody"Bill DukeLisa KlinkOctober 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
3012"Truth or Dare: Part 1"Steven GoldmannGlenn Davis & William LaurinOctober 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
3113"Truth or Dare: Part 2"Mike RohlGlenn Davis & William LaurinOctober 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
3214"Deep Cover"Neill FearnleyLisa KlinkOctober 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
3315"John Doe"Mike RohlLee Goldberg & William RabkinJanuary 9, 2005 (2005-01-09)
3416"Phoenix Rising"David WuDiane Ademu-JohnJanuary 16, 2005 (2005-01-16)
3517"Paper Anniversary"Mike RohlDiane Ademu-JohnJanuary 23, 2005 (2005-01-23)
3618"We Are Coming Home"David WuGlenn Davis & William LaurenJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)

Season 3 (2005–06)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
371"Anything for the Baby: Part 1"John FawcettGlenn Davis & William LaurinJune 12, 2005 (2005-06-12)
382"Anything for the Baby: Part 2"John FawcettGlenn Davis & William LaurinJune 19, 2005 (2005-06-19)
393"Unnatural Disaster"Steven GoldmannLisa KlinkJune 26, 2005 (2005-06-26)
404"Off the Grid"Neill FearnleyNatalie ChaidezJuly 10, 2005 (2005-07-10)
415"And the Walls Come Tumbling Down"Ken GirottiKevin ArkadieJuly 17, 2005 (2005-07-17)
426"Looking for Mr. Wright"Mike RohlLawrence HertzogJuly 24, 2005 (2005-07-24)
437"Last Night"Holly DaleCharles HollandAugust 7, 2005 (2005-08-07)
448"Fugitive"Mike RohlLisa KlinkAugust 14, 2005 (2005-08-14)
459"Analysis"Mike RohlGlenn Davis & William LaurinAugust 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
4610"Try Again"Steven GoldmannCharles HollandSeptember 11, 2005 (2005-09-11)
4711"Patient X"Mike RohlLawrence HertzogSeptember 18, 2005 (2005-09-18)
4812"Sisterhood"Neill FearnleyNatalie ChaidezSeptember 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
4913"Death in the Family"Mike RohlLisa KlinkOctober 2, 2005 (2005-10-02)
5014"Have You Seen This Man?"Holly DaleKevin ArkadieDecember 11, 2005 (2005-12-11)
5115"Spring Break"Bert KishDavid DonohueJanuary 8, 2006 (2006-01-08)
5216"Cut"Mike RohlCharles HollandJanuary 15, 2006 (2006-01-15)
5317"Double Take"Holly DaleLisa KlinkJanuary 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)
5418"Exposure"Neill FearnleyLawrence HertzogJanuary 29, 2006 (2006-01-29)
5519"So Shall Ye Reap"Holly DaleGlenn Davis & William LaurinFebruary 5, 2006 (2006-02-05)

Home media

The only DVD release to date has been the show's second season (titled as Missing: Season 2) as a four disc set from Lions Gate Home Entertainment on January 24, 2006.

DVD name Ep # Discs Region 1 (USA) Region 2 (UK) Region 4 (Australia) DVD special features
Season one 18 N/A N/A N/A None
Season 2: Missing 18 4 January 24, 2006 N/A N/A Trailers for other TV Shows
Season three 20 N/A N/A N/A None

Broadcast

The series started airing reruns on Start TV in April 2022 and in Latin America on Telexitos in December 2023.

Explanatory footnotes

  1. ^ Toni Mastriani was recast with actress Maria Ricossa beginning with "Insomnia". Ricossa last appeared in "We Are Coming Home".

References

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Sullivan, Brian Ford (2006-04-28). "Lifetime Dismisses 'Missing' Drama After Three". The Futon Critic. Los Angeles: TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 13 July 2010.