Unforgettable (2011 TV series)

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Unforgettable
Unforgettable promo logo.jpg
GenreMystery
Drama
FormatPolice procedural
Based onThe short story "The Rememberer" by J. Robert Lennon
Developed byEd Redlich
John Bellucci
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes48 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ed Redlich
John Bellucci
Carl Beverly
Sarah Timberman
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Timberman-Beverly Productions
CBS Television Studios
Sony Pictures Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution (USA)[1]
Sony Pictures Television (non-USA)
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Original runSeptember 20, 2011 (2011-09-20) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Unforgettable
Unforgettable promo logo.jpg
GenreMystery
Drama
FormatPolice procedural
Based onThe short story "The Rememberer" by J. Robert Lennon
Developed byEd Redlich
John Bellucci
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes48 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ed Redlich
John Bellucci
Carl Beverly
Sarah Timberman
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Timberman-Beverly Productions
CBS Television Studios
Sony Pictures Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution (USA)[1]
Sony Pictures Television (non-USA)
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Original runSeptember 20, 2011 (2011-09-20) – present
External links
Official website

Unforgettable is an American crime/mystery television series that premiered on CBS on September 20, 2011, and is into its third season.[2] The series was developed by Ed Redlich and John Bellucci, and stars Poppy Montgomery as Detective Carrie Wells, a female police detective with an unusually detailed memory.

Premise[edit]

Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything.[3] She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit after her former boyfriend and partner, Lieutenant Al Burns, asks for help with solving a case. The move allows her to try to find out the one thing she has been unable to remember, which is what happened the day her sister was murdered.

As season two begins, Carrie and Al are offered a transfer to the NYPD's Major Crimes Division, leaving the Queens precinct. Dr. Joanne Webster is the only supporting character to go with them.

The season-one opening narration by Poppy Montgomery is as follows:

I'm Carrie Wells. Only a few people in the world have the ability to remember everything. I'm one of them. Pick any day of my life, and I can tell you what I saw or heard: faces, conversations, clues (which comes in handy when you're a cop). If I miss something the first time, it's okay. I can go back and look again. My life is...unforgettable.

Cast and characters[edit]

NamePortrayerOccupationSeasons
123
Carrie WellsPoppy MontgomerySenior DetectiveMain
Al BurnsDylan WalshLieutenantMain
Joanne WebsterJane CurtinMedical ExaminerMain
Eliot DelsonDallas RobertsCaptainMain
Cherie Rollins-MurrayTawny CypressSenior DetectiveMain
Jay LeeJames Hiroyuki LiaoSenior DetectiveMain
Roe SandersKevin RankinJunior DetectiveMain
Mike CostelloMichael GastonSenior DetectiveMain
Nina InaraDaya VaidyaSenior DetectiveMain
Tanya SitkowskyBritt LowerTechnical AssistantRecurring

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratingsDVD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleSeason rankViewers
(millions)
Region 1Region 2Region 4
122September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)#2412.11[7]July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)[8]September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)[9]October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)[10]
213July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)May 9, 2014 (2014-05-09)#369.05[11]June 24, 2014[12]N/AN/A
313June 29, 2014 (2014-06-29)September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)TBATBATBATBATBA

Development and production[edit]

The hour-long program is based on J. Robert Lennon's short story "The Rememberer".[13] The series was created by Ed Redlich and John Bellucci[14] and co-produced with Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman for CBS, where it made its debut on September 20, 2011.[2] The series is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television. On October 25, 2011, CBS picked up the series for a full first season of 22 episodes.[15]

Serving as a consultant on the series is actress Marilu Henner who, like the series' lead character Carrie Wells, possesses hyperthymesia in real life. She had a guest spot in the episode "Golden Bird", as Wells' aunt, who is suffering from symptoms similar to that of Wells' mother's early-onset Alzheimer's disease.[16][17][18]

Cancellation and revival[edit]

On May 13, 2012, CBS canceled Unforgettable.[19] TNT and Lifetime soon expressed interest in picking up the show, but ultimately passed on the series.[20] On June 29, 2012, CBS reversed course, and confirmed that Unforgettable would return for a second season in summer 2013 with an order for 13 episodes,[21] of which seven were broadcast. Season two premiered on Sunday, July 28 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central.[22] On September 27, 2013, CBS renewed Unforgettable for a third season of 13 episodes to premiere Summer 2014.[23] Broadcast of the second season was resumed on Friday April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. EDT.[24]

Reception[edit]

The series has received mixed reviews from critics, earning a score of 57/100 from Metacritic.[25]

Accolades[edit]

Unforgettable was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama in 2011.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unforgettable". CBS Television Distribution Syndication Bible. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (June 29, 2011). "CBS Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (September 19, 2011). "Remembering All but a Sister's Murder". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 16, 2011). "Jane Curtin Joins CBS Drama 'Unforgettable' As New Regular". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (March 15, 2013). "Unforgettable Season 2 Adds Good Wife’s Dallas Roberts, Two Recurring Players". TVLine. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Nellie Andreeva (June 21, 2013). "‘Unforgettable’ Ups James Liao And Tawny Cypress To Regulars, ‘Covert Affairs’ Adds Zuleikha Robinson As Recurring". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 25, 2012). "Complete List Of 2011-12 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'American Idol,' 'NCIS' & 'Dancing With The Stars'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Unforgettable: Season One". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Unforgettable - Season 1 (DVD)". Amazon UK. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Unforgettable: Season 1". Ezy DVD. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Primetime-ratings-total-audience-2013-2014-table-updated__140523003932.jpg
  12. ^ Lambert, David (April 1, 2014). "Unforgettable - Official 'Season 2' Package Art Arrives from CBS/Paramount". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ Saulnier, Beth (January–February 2012). "Thanks for the Memories". Cornell Alumni Magazine. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2011). "CBS' Redlich/Bellucci Pilot Is A Go, 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Helmer To Direct". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  15. ^ 'Person of Interest,' 'Unforgettable' Get Full-Season Orders at CBS, Hollywood Reporter, October 25, 2011
  16. ^ "Henner to guest star on 'Unforgettable'". UPI. United Press International, Inc. October 11, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  17. ^ Keck, William (September 12, 2011). "Hello, Marilu". TV Guide: 11. 
  18. ^ Keck, William (September 6, 2011). "Keck's Exclusives: Details on Marilu Henner's Unforgettable Role". TVGuide.com. 
  19. ^ "Updated: 'Unforgettable' Canceled by CBS; 'NYC 22,' 'Rob' Too". TV by the Numbers. May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  20. ^ Porter, Rick (May 18, 2012). "'Unforgettable' may not be dead yet: Lifetime, TNT interested in canceled CBS show". Zap2it. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  21. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 29, 2012). "'Unforgettable' Will Return To CBS With 13-Episode Order For Summer 2013". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 12, 2013). "CBS Announces Summer Schedule Including Premiere Dates for 'Under the Dome', 'Unforgettable' & 'Big Brother'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  23. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 27, 2013). "CBS' 'Unforgettable' Renewed For Season 3". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Unforgettable: view all related listings". The Futon Couch. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Unforgettable - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. September 20, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  26. ^ Kaufman, Amy (November 8, 2011). "People's Choice Awards nominations 2012". Los Angeles Times. The Envelope. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 

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