Primarily known for his work in movies, Ray Liotta got his start on the Another World soap opera. Several years later, in 1985, he landed the lead role on a short-lived TV series called Our Family Honor. It lasted just 12 episodes before being cancelled and Liotta didn’t accept another regular role on television until 20+ years later. Unfortunately, that show was Smith and it didn’t even last as long.
Though it was one of the most anticipated shows of the 2007-2008 season, Smith was cancelled after three episodes and weak ratings. It was the first cancellation of a television season that was chock full of serial dramas. Almost none of them made it to a second year.
Smith centers around Bobby Stevens (Liotta), the leader of a group of criminals. Bobby wants to give up crime after just a few more big jobs and wants to spend a quiet life with his unsuspecting wife Hope (Virgina Madsen) and their young children. The rest of his crew includes Tom (Jonny Lee Miller), Joe (Franky G), Jeff (Simon Baker), Annie (Amy Smart), Charlie (Shohreh Aghdashloo), Shawn (Mike Doyle), and, later, Marley (Elden Henson). Things don’t go as planned and FBI Agents Dodd (Chris Bauer) and Valez (Lisa Vidal) are soon hot on their tails.
Only seven episodes of Smith were produced and four didn’t make it to network television. Though it doesn’t properly conclude the series, here is the last episode of Smith. It’s called simply “Seven.” Take a look…