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      Season 1 – The Forgotten

      2009 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      13% 8 Reviews Tomatometer Former detective Alex Donovan leads a team of volunteers known as The Forgotten Network, a dedicated group of amateur sleuths that takes on murder cases after the police have reached a dead end and even unable to identify the deceased. The group, meeting in coffee shops and living rooms to discuss the evidence, works persistently to ID victims before burial. Then members turn their attention to catching the killers. Each member of the team has a different motivation for being part of the group: Donovan left the police force after his little girl's disappearance. Candace uses it to escape the boredom of her job. Science teacher Lindsey works in the network as penance for a crime committed by her husband. True-crime enthusiast Walter simply wants to help, and med-school dropout Tyle has been assigned to the network for community service. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 22, 2009 Pilot Alex Donovan leads the Forgotten Network, diverse civilians, to identify "Highway Jane," a young victim whose corpse was left in a woods. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 29, 2009 Diamond Jane The team tries to solve the murder of a Jane Doe who was found strangled and left in an alley. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 6, 2009 Football John A dead John Doe left beaten on the street leads the team into the world of professional football. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 13, 2009 Parachute Jane A Jane Doe appears to have died from an insulin overdose, but further developments lead the team to suspect foul play and into an investigation of "parachute kids." Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 20, 2009 River John The team hopes to identify a John Doe, shot and found in a drainage tunnel; clues point to the victim having been searching for someone; Alex starts to see his own story reflected in the victim's. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 27, 2009 Canine John The team investigates a John Doe buried at a popular vacation destination; a stray dog standing vigil over the grave is the only clue in the case. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 3, 2009 Railroad Jane The network hunts for the only remaining relative of a woman whose skull is found near a railroad track. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 17, 2009 Prisoner Jane The team investigates the case of a Jane Doe who was found strangled to death in a warehouse. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 1, 2009 Lucky John Four months after a man is found dead in the trunk of a car, a DNA test identifies the man as an ex-con who died years ago. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 5, 2010 Double Doe The team members take on their first case with multiple victims as they try to solve the murder of two people who were shot and buried in snow. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 12, 2010 Patient John A man found dead inside a seepage pit leads the team into the world of medical trials. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 9, 2010 My John The team tries to identify a man who died after falling from the top of a skyscraper. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 16, 2010 Mama Jane The team discovers that a 40-year-old murder victim had planned to buy a baby. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 23, 2010 Train Jane The team investigates when an unidentified woman's body is discovered in the wreckage of a train derailment. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 9, 2010 Donovan Doe When a girl's bones are discovered in an old ammunition box, Russell goes to the Forgotten Network with the revelation that they may be the remains of Alex's daughter, Lucy. Details Episode 16 Aired Jul 3, 2010 Designer Jane Gunfire outside a charity event kills a woman and injures others, including a person (Aisha Tyler) from Alex's past. Details Episode 17 Aired Jul 3, 2010 Living Doe A mysterious young man seeks the Forgotten Network's help in finding his identity following a violent attack that put him in a coma. Details

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      Ed Bark Uncle Barky Bruckheimer invests The Forgotten with the usually solid production values. So it looks good while feeling vacant. Rated: C- Sep 9, 2019 Full Review Brian Lowry Variety In short, while the pilot is a polished enough product, the term "product" clearly applies. In that respect, "The Forgotten" might hang around for awhile - but the show proves utterly forgettable. Sep 9, 2019 Full Review David Hinckley New York Daily News ABC'S "The Forgotten" is a scripted mystery drama that seems to be trying to capture some of the cheap melodrama of a reality show. Sep 9, 2019 Full Review Melissa Camacho Common Sense Media The Forgotten sets itself apart from other crime dramas because it's committed to humanizing victims rather than simply solving the mysteries of their death. Rated: 4/5 Sep 9, 2019 Full Review Dustin Rowles Pajiba But in the end, the biggest problem with "The Forgotten" is that it's simply dull. It's got about as much character as Christian Slater's forehead. Jun 15, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Season Info

      Guy Ferland, Jeffrey Hunt, Danny Cannon, Deran Sarafian, Felix Alcala
      Executive Producer
      Mark Friedman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Danny Cannon
      Marqui Jackson, Mark Friedman, Seamus Kevin Fahey, Stephen Gallagher, Debra J. Fisher, Lukas Reiter, Rick Eid, Deran Sarafian, Corey Miller, Holly Harold, David Slack
      TV-PG (V)
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 22, 2009