Dead Zone

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  • TV-14
  • 2002
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.3  (9,878)

Dead Zone was an American science fiction television series that aired on USA from 2002 to 2007. The show was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King and followed the story of a man named Johnny Smith, played by Anthony Michael Hall, who wakes up from a coma after six years and discovers that he has the ability to see into the future and past of a person, by simply touching them.

Johnny, who was once a successful teacher and engaged to his girlfriend, Sarah (played by Nicole de Boer), struggles to fit into the world after his long absence. He is plagued by visions and unsettling premonitions of events, both good and bad, and is compelled to help people in need. In this way, his supernatural abilities become both a curse and a gift, as Johnny uses his visions to prevent tragedies and save lives.

In addition to his visions, Johnny also has knowledge of past events, which helps him to solve crimes and uncover conspiracies in the small town of Cleaves Mills where he resides. As the series progresses, Johnny becomes more confident in his abilities and begins to use them to help the authorities in their investigations.

Johnny is assisted by his best friend, a local sheriff named Walt Bannerman (played by Chris Bruno), who often struggles to understand Johnny's visions but is always willing to lend a hand. Johnny's interactions with Walt and other characters in the show help to add depth to his character and provide insight into his struggles with his abilities.

The show also explores the personal relationships of the characters, both inside and outside of Johnny's visions. Johnny's relationship with Sarah is a recurring theme throughout the show. While Sarah has moved on with her life since Johnny's accident, she still cares for him deeply and their relationship is often an important subplot in the show.

Additionally, Johnny has a close bond with his physical therapist, Bruce (played by John L. Adams), who helps him to deal with the psychological challenges of his abilities. Bruce becomes a confidant and a sounding board for Johnny, and the two develop a deep friendship over the course of the series.

The show also features a number of guest stars, including musicians like Huey Lewis, Meat Loaf, and Michael Bublé, as well as actors like Tom Skerritt and Jay Mohr.

Overall, Dead Zone was a well-written and well-acted sci-fi series that explored the human condition through the lens of supernatural abilities. Its central premise, that of a man struggling to balance his gifts against the weight of the world, provided a solid foundation for the show's social commentary and character development. Despite its five-season run, Dead Zone remains a fan favorite and a memorable entry in the sci-fi television canon.

Dead Zone is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on June 16, 2002.

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Denouement
13. Denouement
September 16, 2007
In the thrilling series finale, Johnny's visions of Walt lead to a shocking discovery about Johnny's dad as secrets from the past are revealed.
Ambush
12. Ambush
September 9, 2007
Johnny and Sheriff Turner's lives are on the line as they pursue two separate criminal investigations that lead them both back to Walt.
Exile
11. Exile
August 26, 2007
In jail for a crime he didn't commit, Johnny risks everything to run from the law and try to prevent his psychic friend Alex Sinclair from being murdered.
Drift
10. Drift
August 19, 2007
During a visit with Bruce, Johnny is struck with a vision of a valuable filly being stolen on the eve of a big horse race.
Transgressions
9. Transgressions
August 12, 2007
Faith and truth collide as Johnny is thrust into a murder investigation of a young missing woman.
Outcome
8. Outcome
August 5, 2007
Johnny has to race against the clock to prevent a massive explosion from ripping apart the regional bus station.
Numb
7. Numb
July 29, 2007
A serious case of appendicitis sends Johnny into another coma, and this time it's up to Sarah to save his life.
Switch
6. Switch
July 22, 2007
After Johnny boards a train for some much-needed relaxation, he has a vision of a woman thrown to her death and soon falls for the intriguing beauty.
Interred
5. Interred
July 15, 2007
When Johnny has disturbing visions of a man buried alive, he must overcome his differences with Sheriff Turner in the hopes of saving the man's life.
Big Top
4. Big Top
July 8, 2007
Johnny's visions inadvertently lead him to reexamine a ten-year-old murder case and his current relationship with his teenaged son, JJ.
Re-Entry
3. Re-Entry
July 1, 2007
Johnny must try to set aside his personal distrust of Vice President Stillson in an effort to prevent a national disaster.
Ego
2. Ego
June 24, 2007
When Johnny meets the new sheriff of Cleaves Mills, he envisions her shooting a local psychiatrist and launches an investigation despite her objections.
Heritage
1. Heritage
June 17, 2007
Johnny is struck by visions of friends in danger, but is unable to prevent a shocking tragedy that will change his life forever.
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Dead Zone is available for streaming on the USA website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dead Zone on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    June 16, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (9,878)