- Smith (TV series)
show_name = Smith
runtime = 60 minutes
Ray Liotta Virginia Madsen Jonny Lee Miller Simon Baker Franky G Amy Smart Chris Bauer Lisa Vidal
country = Flagicon|USA
imdb_id = 0805667
tv_com_id = 58081
September 19, 2006
October 3, 2006
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 7 (4 unaired)
website = |
"Smith" is a short-lived American television drama that premiered on
September 19, 2006at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBSand September 18, 2006on CTV in Canada. 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 quite successful, and his wife, Hope ( Virginia Madsen), becomes suspicious. Each episode portrayed a heist or preparation for other jobs the thieves planned to undertake. Ongoing subplots examined each of the characters' double lives, a necessity in order to stay one step ahead of the authorities and shield their families.
Bobby's crew consists of:
* Tom (
Jonny Lee Miller), head of logistics and Bobby's right hand man
* Joe (
Franky G), who handles transportation needs
* Jeff (
Simon Baker), who manages the group's firepower
* Annie (
Amy Smart), a master of disguise and diversionary tactics who uses her looks to help the team
* Charlie (
Shohreh Aghdashloo) acts as a boss, providing Bobby with information on a new job his crew should undertake and fencing the stolen goods.
In the pilot episode, Shawn (Mike Doyle), the team's electronics expert, is killed during the job. In the fourth episode, a former jailmate of Tom's named Marley (
Elden Henson) is hired to replace him.
On the other side of the law was
FBI AgentDodd ( Chris Bauer), in charge of a team responsible for tracking down "Smith" and his crew. Dodd's second in command is FBI Agent Valez ( Lisa Vidal).
Smith was one of a growing number of television dramas that featured a
cold opening(no opening credits). The show opened with drama, and at the end of the segment showed the words "SMITH" before going to the first commercial. The show's theme song was " Show Me How to Live" by Audioslave.
The show was also scheduled to be seen during the 2006 season in the UK on
ITV4. [Wilkes, Neil. [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds34262.html "ITV acquires three new US dramas"] , " Digital Spy", 20 June 2006.] Though critically acclaimed, it was cancelled on October 6after only three airings, becoming the first of the new TV shows to get cancelled. [AP. [http://www.680news.com/news/entertainment/article.jsp?content=e100625A "Back to the movies for Ray Liotta as 'Smith' is first fall show to get axed"] , 6 October 2006.] However, CBS has not yielded production. "Smith" was quickly replaced by the medical drama" 3 lbs" which was itself cancelled after three episodes.
In the UK and Ireland, ITV4 began showing "Smith" again in
March 2007. It premiered on Hallmark in August 2007.
All 7 episodes of "Smith", including the 4 episodes that never aired on CBS, were put on the network's
Innertubebroadband video section for a few weeks. Warner Bros. Television made all 7 episodes (with a synopsis for the plotted 8th through 12th episodes) available via digital download in November 2006on Apple's iTunes Store, AOL, and Amazon.
eason 1: 2006
Episodes 4-7 were later made available online.
* [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/1000027041 Synopses of episodes 8-12]
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