In Plain Sight

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.3  (10,718)

The Federal Witness Protection Program is designed to give new lives to people who may have become endangered by helping law enforcement solve crimes. Many movies and television programs have used the program for dramatic effect, but the most recent TV show to involve the Witness Protection Program is USA's In Plain Sight. The show is set in the beautiful city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it is also filmed there. The setting gives the show much of its unique look, and many viewers love to tune in to the program just to get a glimpse of the interesting desert locale. Mostly, though, viewers enjoy the show for its portrayal of the federal agents who must manage the people involved in the Witness Protection Program. In Plain Sight stars actress Mary McCormack as a Deputy United States Marshal named Mary Shannon. The character works as a member of the Albuquerque office of the Witness Protection Program, and she must work hard to handle the many cases that come through her office. In addition to highlighting her life as a deputy in the program, the show also depicts Shannon's troubles with her personal life and her partnership with fellow Deputy Marshall Mann, played by Fred Weller. Though the program has serious moments, much of the action and drama on the show are portrayed in a light-hearted manner. Though each episode involves the life of someone who has been placed in the Witness Protection Program, the drama of these situations is tempered by the good-natured relationships between the characters who appear week after week. One of the major reasons for In Plain Sight's success is the interplay between the two main characters. Throughout the show's run, there is a palpable romantic tension between the two characters, and the on-screen chemistry between the two actors is something that has captivated fans since the first season. For the most part, the two lead characters do not act on any romantic feelings they may have for one another, but it is made clear that they care about each other very deeply. Because the characters are so well-drawn and the actors are so gifted, it is a treat to watch the relationships develop week after week. There are many shows that attempt to strike the perfect balance between serious drama and an easy-going vibe, but few of them pull off the feat as successfully as In Plain Sight. The show's ingenious use of the Witness Protection Programs and its gorgeous Albuquerque setting set the perfect backdrop for the drama and fun that come with each episode. In Plain Sight may have been taken off the air, but fans can still enjoy the program through repeat showings and DVDs.

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Late Night Killer
10. Late Night Killer
August 16, 2019
Norma Rodriguez is found dead, her head wrapped in duct tape in a baffling and brutal crime. Clues point to everything from a serial killer to a random burgler, but who has a personal stake in her death to be so cruel?
Murder in the Cabin
9. Murder in the Cabin
August 16, 2019
When millionaire Bob Bosley is shot to death in his cabin, his wife Amy claims a robber killed Bob and dashed off into the woods. A wide search turns up nothing, but an investigation into Bob's lifestyle turns up many interesting details.
All's Well That Ends
8. All's Well That Ends
May 4, 2012
In the series finale, Mary feels caught between her "model" witness and a surprise family reunion. Meanwhile big changes occur within the WITSEC office.
Sacrificial Lam
7. Sacrificial Lam
April 27, 2012
With Mary's father on the lam and out for vengeance, she finds herself under FBI surveillance. In order to clear her name, she'll have to lose her tail and track down her own father before anyone else does.
The Medal of Mary
6. The Medal of Mary
April 20, 2012
When Mary's fugitive father turns up, his return puts Brandi and Jinx in danger. Revelations abound as Mary struggles to determine whom she can trust.
Drag Me to Hell
5. Drag Me to Hell
April 13, 2012
Mary must stop a drag queen from going back to his old ways.
The Merry Wives of WITSEC
4. The Merry Wives of WITSEC
April 6, 2012
Mary tends to a bigamist, who's hiding from his former employer and his two wives.
Reservations, I've Got a Few
3. Reservations, I've Got a Few
March 30, 2012
When Marshall's witness escapes from the WITSEC offices and vanishes on an Indian Reservation, Mary and Marshall find a Native American detective to help find him.
Four Marshalls and a Baby
2. Four Marshalls and a Baby
March 23, 2012
Mary must find child care while investigating a case in which a hoarder witnessed a violent murder.
The Anti-Social Network
1. The Anti-Social Network
March 16, 2012
Mary Shannon takes on motherhood in the fifth season premiere.
Meet Us Marshall Mary Shannon
Meet Us Marshall Mary Shannon

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The Federal Witness Protection Program is designed to give new lives to people who may have become endangered by helping law enforcement solve crimes. Many movies and television programs have used the program for dramatic effect, but the most recent TV show to involve the Witness Protection Program is USA's In Plain Sight. The show is set in the beautiful city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it is also filmed there. The setting gives the show much of its unique look, and many viewers love to tune in to the program just to get a glimpse of the interesting desert locale. Mostly, though, viewers enjoy the show for its portrayal of the federal agents who must manage the people involved in the Witness Protection Program.

In Plain Sight stars actress Mary McCormack as a Deputy United States Marshal named Mary Shannon. The character works as a member of the Albuquerque office of the Witness Protection Program, and she must work hard to handle the many cases that come through her office. In addition to highlighting her life as a deputy in the program, the show also depicts Shannon's troubles with her personal life and her partnership with fellow Deputy Marshall Mann, played by Fred Weller. Though the program has serious moments, much of the action and drama on the show are portrayed in a light-hearted manner. Though each episode involves the life of someone who has been placed in the Witness Protection Program, the drama of these situations is tempered by the good-natured relationships between the characters who appear week after week.

One of the major reasons for In Plain Sight's success is the interplay between the two main characters. Throughout the show's run, there is a palpable romantic tension between the two characters, and the on-screen chemistry between the two actors is something that has captivated fans since the first season. For the most part, the two lead characters do not act on any romantic feelings they may have for one another, but it is made clear that they care about each other very deeply. Because the characters are so well-drawn and the actors are so gifted, it is a treat to watch the relationships develop week after week.

There are many shows that attempt to strike the perfect balance between serious drama and an easy-going vibe, but few of them pull off the feat as successfully as In Plain Sight. The show's ingenious use of the Witness Protection Programs and its gorgeous Albuquerque setting set the perfect backdrop for the drama and fun that come with each episode. In Plain Sight may have been taken off the air, but fans can still enjoy the program through repeat showings and DVDs.

In Plain Sight is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2008.

Where to Watch In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight is available for streaming on the USA website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch In Plain Sight on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Investigation Discovery, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (10,718)