- 3 Seasons
Originally airing on the A network, then W network in Canada, "1-800 Missing" was presented to American audiences on lifetime TV. The show followed similar themes and plot lines as other popular crime-based television shows; CSI and Law & Order to name just two. The show featured a strong heroine as the main character. Running for three seasons, the show was canceled in February of 2006. Reruns and syndicated episodes are still available through streaming outlets and on DVD. 1-800 Missing, eventually renamed Missing, centers on Jess Mastraini. Following a freak accident, she becomes psychic . Unsure of what to do with her new talent and terribly upset about the occurrence she begins to use her gift for good. As a member of the FBI Task Force she works to solve missing person cases. Each episode features a new case that must be solved. Each episode the cases vary in complexity, age of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the disappearance. Throughout the shows run guest appearances and co-stars have come and gone. Jess' partner, for the majority of the show's run, was Nicole Scott, a devil-may-car agent who is street smart to a fault. Nicole is originally skeptical of Jess, her straight-laced style and her alleged abilities. As the show progresses, however, the pair become close confidants as Nicole slowly reveals what makes her tick. The show also features a plethora of other agents who are often confided in about the cases that are being worked. The small team of special agents who work such cases become close as the series progresses and relationships and tensions stem from the collaborations. The show was presented towards a female audience and received positively because of its dual story lines that focus on both the crime in question each episode and the linear storyline regarding each characters personal life and relationships.