In An Instant

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.7  (171)

In An Instant is a documentary series that aired on ABC from 2015-2018. The show highlights true stories of people who have experienced life-changing moments, such as a sudden accident or catastrophic event, and the moments that followed that forever changed their lives.

The show is narrated by veteran TV personality, Bob Cummings. Each episode features two different stories, both of which are reconstructed with actors and follow a chronology that brings viewers into the middle of the action as it unfolds.

As the title suggests, the key theme of the show is the idea that life can change in an instant - often with no warning or time to prepare. Viewers see how different individuals and families have responded to these life-altering moments and how they've coped with the aftermath.

In some cases, the situations showcased on the show are harrowing and heart-wrenching - such as the story of a woman who fell off a cliff and was thought to be dead but somehow survived. In other cases, the stories are more inspirational - such as the story of a man who proposed to his girlfriend moments before his motorcycle accident, and their journey to recovery together.

The show doesn't shy away from the emotional weight of these stories. One particularly powerful episode tells the story of a woman who survived a mass shooting in a church. The episode goes beyond her experience of the shooting itself and explores the profound impact it had on her faith and her relationships with the people she loves.

Another episode tells the story of two men who were trapped in the bottom of a canyon with no help or resources available to them. The episode details their struggle to survive and the deep bond that formed between them during their ordeal.

Throughout the show, viewers are reminded that the people whose experiences are being shared are not characters in a fictional story - they are real people who have lived through incredibly challenging moments. Many of them must live with the physical and emotional scars of those moments for the rest of their lives.

The show's production values are high, with each episode featuring impressive reenactments of key scenes. The cinematography, music, and editing all work together to create a sense of immediate, visceral engagement for viewers.

Overall, In An Instant is a moving and thought-provoking show that reminds viewers of the fragility of life and the power of human resilience. It is a show that will likely resonate with anyone who has experienced a traumatic or life-changing moment, and it is a testament to the bravery and tenacity of the human spirit.

In An Instant is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on March 6, 2015.

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In An Instant is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch In An Instant on demand at and ABC.
  • Premiere Date
    March 6, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (171)