Smith (TV series)

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Smith
Smith (tv show) - intro.jpg
FormatCrime Drama
StarringRay Liotta
Virginia Madsen
Jonny Lee Miller
Simon Baker
Franky G
Amy Smart
Chris Bauer
Lisa Vidal
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time57 minutes (Pilot)
43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Original runSeptember 19 – October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)
 
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Smith
Smith (tv show) - intro.jpg
FormatCrime Drama
StarringRay Liotta
Virginia Madsen
Jonny Lee Miller
Simon Baker
Franky G
Amy Smart
Chris Bauer
Lisa Vidal
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time57 minutes (Pilot)
43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Original runSeptember 19 – October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)

Smith is an American television drama that premiered on September 16, 2006 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS. Created by John Wells, the show follows a group of professional thieves who struggle to keep their work separate from the rest of their lives.

The leader of the group Bobby Stevens (played by Ray Liotta) seeks to end his criminal ways after a few more big scores. His plan is not successful and his wife Hope (Virginia Madsen) becomes suspicious. Bobby has a day job as a salesman for a paper cup manufacturer, which allows him to travel frequently. Each episode portrays a heist or preparation for other jobs the thieves plan to undertake. Ongoing subplots examine each of the characters' double lives, a necessity in order to stay one step ahead of the authorities and shield their families.

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

In the pilot episode the team's electronics expert Shawn (Mike Doyle) is fatally wounded during a shooting incident with museum security when the crew robs the fictional Tanner museum (actual Mellon Institute) in Annie's hometown of Pittsburgh and escapes with a dramatic downtown chase scene, complete with diversionary explosions, and switching to a speedboat at the Lawrence Center and PNC Park. Tom's former jail mate Marley (Elden Henson) is hired to replace him in the fourth episode.

On the other side of the law, FBI Agent Dodd is in charge of a team responsible for tracking down Smith and his crew.

Broadcast[edit]

Though critically acclaimed, it was canceled on October 6 after only three airings, becoming the first new show of the 2006–07 television season to be canceled.[1]

In the UK, the show was also scheduled to be seen during the 2006 season, on ITV4.[2] ITV4 rebroadcast the series in March 2007. It was later shown on Hallmark in August 2007 with all seven episodes airing.

All seven episodes of Smith, including the four episodes that never aired on CBS, were put on the network's Innertube broadband video section for a few weeks. Warner Bros. Television made all seven episodes (with a synopsis for the plotted eighth through twelfth episodes) available via digital download in November 2006 on Apple's iTunes Store, AOL, and Amazon.

Episodes[edit]

#TitleDirected byWritten byU.S. air dateProduction CodeU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Christopher ChulackJohn WellsSeptember 19, 2006 (2006-09-19)27601011.00[3]
2"Two"Christopher ChulackJohn WellsSeptember 26, 2006 (2006-09-26)3T60019.67[4]
3"Three"Christopher ChulackJohn WellsOctober 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)3T60028.38[5]
4"Four"Stephen CraggMark RosnerN/A3T6003N/A
5"Five"Nelson McCormickR. Scott GemmillN/A3T6004N/A
6"Six"Alex ZakrzewskiFrank MilitaryN/A3T6005N/A
7"Seven"Christopher ChulackTheresa RebeckN/A3T6006N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smith: CBS Ray Liotta Series Cancelled", October 7, 2006.
  2. ^ Wilkes, Neil. "ITV acquires three new US dramas", Digital Spy, June 20, 2006.
  3. ^ "Program Rankings From 09/18/06 Through 09/24/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. September 26, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 201. 
  4. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings From 09/25/06 Through 10/01/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. October 3, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 201. 
  5. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings From 10/02/06 Through 10/08/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. October 10, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 201. 

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