Episodes: 86 (hour)
TV show dates: September 19, 1996 — May 13, 2000
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries, Ryan Merriman, Richard Marcus, Alex Wexo, James Denton, Sam Ayers, Harve Presnell, Paul Dillon, Willie Gault, Pamela Gidley, Ashley Peldon, Kim Myers, and Jason Brooks.
TV show description:
As a young boy, genius Jarod Russell was taken from his parents and trained in a fortress-like facility by the secret organization known as The Centre.
He is raised by kind psychiatrist Dr. Sydney Green (Patrick Bauchau) and trained to become a “pretender,” someone who is able to flawlessly integrate himself into any profession or lifestyle. Eventually, pretenders are sold to the highest bidder and are used for a number of nefarious purposes.
As an adult, Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) escapes The Centre to search for his parents and expose the organization. Other pretenders that are hot on his trail include alluring assassin Miss Parker (Andrea Parker), and the team of Brigitte (Pamela Gidley) and Bobby Lyle (James Denton).