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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC2 M-Net 
Show Genre: Police Procedural
Season Premiere: Saturday, August 12, 2006
Season Finale: Saturday, January 20, 2007
Time: 19h00 - 20h00

Show Summary

Without a Trace is an American television drama series created by Hank Steinberg about the fictitious New York Missing Persons Squad of the FBI.

The series aired in the USA on CBS from 26 September, 2002 to 19 May, 2009. There are 160 hour-long episodes in seven seasons. It was cancelled by CBS on 19 May, 2009.

Without a Trace originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 24 October, 2003 to 18 July, 2009. It premiered on SABC2 on 13 August, 2005 and Season 5 also aired on DStv's M-Net Holiday channel.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.


Without a Trace is a drama about the New York Missing Persons Squad of the FBI.

The sole responsibility of the special task force is to find missing persons, by applying advanced psychological profiling techniques to peel back the layers of the victims' lives and trace their whereabouts in an effort to discover whether they have been abducted, murdered, committed suicide or simply run away.

The team reconstructs a "day of disappearance" timeline that details every minute of the 24 hours prior to the disappearance and digs into every facet of the victim's life, following one simple rule: learn who the victim is in order to learn where the victim is.

Senior agent Jack Malone, a tough but compassionate, seasoned and astute professional, heads the dedicated team that knows too well that every second counts when someone vanishes.

His squad includes Samantha Spade, an agent whose blonde good looks belie a tough, complex approach to her work; Vivian Johnson, a no-nonsense investigator with a special insight into victims' families; Danny Taylor, whose sensitivity is often covered up by his street smarts; the driven Martin Fitzgerald, whose recent brush with prescription drug addiction revealed a darker side of his straight-laced persona; and the team's newest member, Elena Delgado, a resourceful agent who previously worked in the NYPD's Vice unit.

As the team members work on varied and complicated cases, details about their own lives continue to unfold.


Season 1 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 24 Oct 2003 | Finale: 14 May 2004 | Fridays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 13 Aug 2005 | Finale: 14 Jan 2006 | Saturdays, 20h00

Season 2 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 21 Oct 2004 | Finale: 31 Mar 2005 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 29 Jun 2008 | Finale: 7 Dec 2008 | Sundays, 22h00

Season 3 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 14 Jan 2006 | Finale: 5 Aug 2006 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 20 May 2009 | Finale: 21 Oct 2009 | Wednesdays, 22h30

Season 4 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 12 Aug 2006 | Finale: 20 Jan 2007 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 3 Mar 2010 | Finale: 11 Aug 2010 | Wednesdays, 22h00

Season 5 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 7 Apr 2007 | Finale: 20 Oct 2007 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Holiday | Premiere: 10 Dec 2007 | Finale: 10 Jan 2008 | 10h00, Weekdays
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 27 Aug 2011 | Finale: 4 Feb 2012 | Saturdays, 22h00

Season 6 (18 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 2 Feb 2008 | Finale: 6 Dec 2008 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 21 Sep 2012 | Finale: 25 Jan 2013 | Fridays, 22h00

Season 7 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Dec 2008 | Finale: 18 Jul 2009 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 10 May 2013 | Finale: 25 Oct 2013 | Fridays, 22h00

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Jack Malone Anthony LaPaglia
Samantha Spade Poppy Montgomery
Danny Taylor Enrique Murciano
Martin Fitzgerald Eric Close
Vivian Johnson Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Elena Delgado Roselyn Sanchez
Miles Sussmann Johnny Whitworth
Larry Hopkins Matt Craven
James Costin Dean McDermott
Frank Malone Martin Landau
Paula Van Doren Lynn Whitfield
Casey Miller Kevin Alejandro
Emma Deidrie Henry
James Mackeroy Joshua Gomez
Anne Cassidy Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Victor Fitzgerald Ray Baker
Paige Hobson Anna Belknap
Adisa Teno Jason George
NYPD Officer Greg D'Agostino
Lance Michael Welch
Dina Kingston Peyton List
Barbara Laivan Greene
Carl Van Etten Jack Stehlin
Thomas Beale Justin Kirk
Paul Cartwright Michael McMillian
Lucy Costin Alex Kingston
Hector Cruz Carlos Gómez
Bill Shields Gordon Clapp
Julie Shields Katie Mitchell
George Fredric Lehne
Jamie Wolfe Brett Rickaby
Brittany Jennifer Stone
Susan Hopkins Laurie Metcalf
Becky Grolnick Andrea Bowen
Max Cassidy William Russ
Carmen Kuskowski Melissa Sagemiller
Sasha Nichols Matt Malloy
Reverend Hovis Tyrees Allen
Dr. Lydia Adams Sophina Brown
Vince Weaver Rodney Rowland
Don McGraw Michael Reilly Burke
Pamela Seaver Melora Hardin
Charlie Harvey Jack McGee
Kimiko Keiko Agena
Michael Fletcher Robin Thomas
Rachel Gibson Christina Hendricks
Sal Marcello Jonathan Banks
Wei Fan Masi Oka
Walter Mulligan Perry King
Tyra Hughes Gina Torres
Joanie McMurphy Tracey Needham
Maddie Porter Amy Rider
Kate Malone Laura Marano
Sadik Marku Mark Pellegrino
Ioannis 'Johnny' Patani Mark Sheppard
Ross Garner George Newbern
Carl Williams Scott Lawrence
Carter Rollins Michael Trevino
Grant Stoker Brian Howe
Allen Davis Jason Priestley
Jennifer Nichols Natalie Zea
Sister Louise Bonita Friedericy
Paramedic Natalie Gold
Young Melissa Darcy Rose Byrnes
Randy Stone Don Swayze
Megan Sullivan Heather McComb
Corey Williams Theo Rossi
Chris Collins Pennie
Emil Dornvald Charles Mesure
Ken Robinson Christopher Shyer
Michael Mills Sam Pancake
Lila Green Napiera Groves
Bobby Hillman Aaron Perilo
Stephanie Heller Kimberly Quinn
Ted Banes Ned Vaughn
Nelson Nick Chinlund
Sarah Jameson Cassi Thomson
Leah Robinson Meeghan Holaway
Nazar Rahim Navid Negahban
Mrs. Kim Jodi Long
Darnell Williams Arjay Smith
Lucy Stoker Lauren Bowles
Marian Petersen Eve Gordon
Bartender Brandon Quinn
Ray Mullins Kevin Sizemore
Matt Jameson Will Rothhaar
Felipe Ivo Nandi
Dr. Pouls Chris Butler
Mr. Kim Michael Yama
Manuel Federico Dordei

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