We are reviewing all the cancelled shows for this season. And it is quite the rumour that Without a Trace gets cancelled…
Things don´t look good for Without a Trace… and everything is pointing towards Without a Trace being cancelled for good…
I mean, Without a Trace is soon going to be cancelled by CBS, and it may not be rescued by anyone. Is the show going Without a Trace?
Without a Trace is an American television show set in New York City. The show is about a fictitious full-time FBI missing persons unit. (The real FBI has no such unit; it investigates disappearances periodically as the situation warrants.)
Each episode usually follows the search for one individual under tight time pressure. The stories also focus on the personal lives of the team members, and illustrate how their different experiences give them insight—and sometimes traumatic reactions—to certain cases.
Without a Trace ran on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS until September 2006, when it was moved to Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. In the 2007 season it swapped timeslots with Shark, returning it to its old timeslot. However, this lasted only until the 2008 season, when it moved to Tuesdays at 10 pm.
On March 12, 2009, CBS announced that Without a Trace may be cancelled if it cannot cut salaries and episode-production costs.
What is Without a Trace About? – Plot
Without a Trace debuted as part of the CBS fall line-up in 2002, created by Hank Steinberg and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The show was the first ever to score strong ratings opposite longtime NBC hit ER—which, like Without a Trace, is produced by Warner Bros. Television. The first two showrunners were Steinberg and Ed Redlich. Between Seasons Two and Three, Steinberg and Redlich moved away from active participation in the series, with staff writers Jan Nash and Greg Walker taking over.
One element that sets the show apart from other current TV crime dramas is the display of information about real-life missing persons at the end of most episodes. Occasionally such information is replaced with other public service announcements, such as an episode about an attempted suicide which presented information on a suicide help line instead. Showings in other countries tend to omit missing persons info; however, Australia’s Nine Network usually shows Australian cases, and in Hong Kong the TVB Pearl showed information about local missing persons during the first two seasons.
In 2003, the TNT Network acquired syndication rights to the series for US$1.4 million per episode.
The show is the only prime-time U.S. drama to feature two Australians (Poppy Montgomery & Anthony LaPaglia) and a Briton (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) playing Americans in the regular cast.
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