Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on a series of novels by Meg Cabot, the weekly cop series 1-800-Missing was a workaday police drama with a psychic -- and feminist -- slant. Gloria Reuben, formerly a regular on ER and The Agency, starred as ambitious FBI agent Brooke Haslett, assigned to the Bureau's missing-persons division. Much to her surprise, Brooke's "find" record improved immensely when she began working in concert with Jess Mastriani (Caterina Scorsone), a young woman who had developed psychic powers after being struck by lightning. (In the books, Jess was a teenager; in the series, she was 21.) Adhering to the tradition established by The X-Files, the pragmatic and skeptical Brooke did not always see eye to eye with the ethereal true believer Jess, but one could not argue about the successful results of their teaming. 1-800-Missing debuted August 2, 2003, on the Lifetime network.
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), missing-person, psychic