Episodes: seven (hour), one season
March 15 – April 27, 2007
Performers include: Matt Craven, Dov Davidoff, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Park, Madeline Stowe, Nicole Sullivan, and Malik Yoba.
In this quirky drama, Michael Raines (Jeff Goldblum) is an eccentric LAPD detective who interacts with imaginary manifestations of dead crime victims, including his former partner Charlie Lincoln (Malik Yoba). Unfortunately this talent causes increasing friction with his boss, Captain Daniel Lewis (Matt Craven), fellow officers Remy Boyer (Dov Davidoff) and Sally Lance (Linda Park), as well as civilian employee Carolyn (Nicole Sullivan).
Episode seven – Closure
After a small plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Raines’ ex-wife asks him to investigate because she’s convinced that the victims, including her new husband, were murdered.
First aired: April 27, 2007.
What happened next?
There’s been no news of any plans to revive the series or characters.
Behind the Scenes
|•||The series attracted almost 10.5 million for its premiere but viewership sharply declined for subsequent episodes. The last episode attracted just over 5.5 million. NBC decided not to renew Raines for a second season.|
|•||The script for an eighth episode, entitled “Every Picture Tells a Story,” was written but was not filmed.|
|•||In the pilot episode, Mykelti Williamson appeared in a cameo as Detective Bobby ‘Fearless’ Smith, a role he first played on the 2002-03 NBC series Boomtown. Boomtown and Raines were both created by Graham Yost and set in Los Angeles.|
|•||In the pilot, Luis Guzman originally played Charlie Lincoln. Guzman was replaced by Malik Yoba and NBC asked producers to reshoot the scenes in which Guzman appeared.|
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