ION Television has acquired all seven seasons (160 episodes) of the hit crime drama “Without a Trace,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, via a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Without a Trace” aired on CBS until 2009.
Said Kristine Hunsinger, SVP, Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, ION Media Networks: “The highly successful and critically acclaimed ‘Without a Trace’ has enjoyed a strong and consistent network following,” said Hunsinger. “This series is the perfect complement to our dynamic primetime line-up of hit off-network series, which already includes such favorites as ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and ‘NCIS’.”
Set in NYC, “Without a Trace,” follows a special FBI task force known as the Missing Persons Squad, dedicated to finding missing persons by applying advanced psychological profiling techniques. They peel back layers of the victims’ lives and trace their whereabouts in an effort to discover whether they’ve been abducted, are missing by choice, were murdered, have committed suicide or are, very simply, accident victims. Using the vast resources of the bureau, the team, led by Agent Jack Malone (series star Anthony LaPaglia), races against time in the tight 72-hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. The stories also focus on the personal lives of the team members, and illustrate how their different experiences give them insight—and sometimes emotional reactions –to certain cases.