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      Season 1 – Karen Sisco

      2003 Crime Drama Action Adventure List
      95% 19 Reviews Tomatometer A tough, sexy U.S. marshal with trust issues hunts dangerous fugitives along Miami's Gold Coast while trying to earn the respect of her peers. Her only confidante is her father, himself a retired marshal with a wealth of experience. Based on a character created by novelist Elmore Leonard. Read More Read Less
      Karen Sisco — Season 1

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      A magnetic Carla Gugino makes Karen Sisco her own in this stylish crime serial, aided by vibrant cinematography and a wry attention characterization that brings Elmore Leonard's playful novels to life with panache.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 1, 2003 Blown Away A female U.S. marshal (Carla Gugino) pursues fugitives on Miami's Gold Coast; Karen dates a charter fisherman (Patrick Dempsey) who is wanted by the FBI. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 8, 2003 Dumb Bunnies When two brothers steal a mob boss's (Danny DeVito) baseball, Karen turns to their mother (Rhea Perlman) to help find them before they get bumped off. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 15, 2003 The One That Got Away A con artist (Thomas Kretschmann) manages to slip away from Karen as soon as he disembarks from an airplane; a former mob accountant (Xander Berkeley) leaves the witness protection program; an old flame (Peter Horton) returns. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 22, 2003 Justice Karen teams up with a marshal (Gary Cole) to hunt down three parolees on a crime spree, unaware that the lawman plans to mete out a deadly sentence of his own. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 29, 2003 Nostalgia Karen apprehends a counterfeiter who claims they went to high school together; an ex-convict decides to settle an old score with Marshall. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 5, 2003 Dear Derwood Karen's assignment to bring in a prison escapee wreaks havoc with her budding romance with a Miami Marlins pitcher (Eduardo Verastegui). Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 12, 2003 Nobody's Perfect Karen is assigned to track down an accountant accused of murder and theft; an attractive woman wants Marshall to follow her adulterous husband. Details Episode 8 Aired undefined Dog Day Sisco A routine trip to the bank goes horribly wrong for Karen and Marshall when they are held hostage at gunpoint after a botched holdup. Details Episode 9 Aired Apr 7, 2004 No One's Girl Karen's maternal skills are put to the test when she guards a tough-minded, 11-year-old girl who was the only witness to a murder. Details Episode 10 Aired Apr 14, 2004 He Was a Friend of Mine Marshall reveals a life-altering secret to Sisco; Amos gives Sisco the task of going under cover after a drug dealer. Details Next
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      Previous Matthew Gilbert Boston Globe Karen Sisco is primarily about the ongoing spectacle of Karen's high-heeled bravado, but its crimes of the week are also rich in character. Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Hal Boedeker Orlando Sentinel Carla Gugino takes over and portrays Sisco in a sexy, determined style that is breathtaking. Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Tom Shales Washington Post Carla Gugino plays [Karen Sisco] on the small [screen], though it seems less small with Gugino on it. Hers is an essentially ingratiating performance, hard as steel maybe but not as cold, and the show has its own distinctive oomph. Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Tom Jicha South Florida Sun-Sentinel Karen Sisco deserves to be [Danny] DeVito's first TV production to hang around awhile. Sep 9, 2019 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) It's an entertaining show that is at least trying to be somewhat different from the "CSI" clones clogging the airwaves. It deserves points for that. Sep 9, 2019 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Not a lot of time is spent exploring characters other than the lead in this series, and the stories sort of wander by, almost daring you to get involved. Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Season Info

      Michael Dinner, Jeremy Kagan, John David Coles, Steve Miner, Michael Katelman, Rick Wallace, Charlie Haid
      Executive Producer
      Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, John Landgraff, Bob Brush, Michael Dinner, Jason Smilovic, Robert Palm
      Jason Smilovic, Bob Brush, Robert Palm, Peter Lefcourt, Peter Lefcour
      Crime, Drama, Action, Adventure
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      Release Date
      Oct 1, 2003
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