Mysteries on TV, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, is profiling two series that have season DVDs being released this week.
David Janssen starred as Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive. Wrongly accused of the murder of his wife, he's convicted and sentenced to die. The night before his execution, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, persecuted by Lt. Philip Gerard (Barry Morse), risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble.
The Fugitive aired on ABC for 4 seasons from 1963 through 1967. The series finale was the most watched television program in history until M*A*S*H ended its series run in 1983.
The Fugitive: Season Two (V2) DVD set of 4 discs contains the 15 episodes of the second half of the second season that aired from January through April, 1965.
Deputy US Marshal Mary Shannon (played by Mary McCormack) works with individuals in the Federal Witness Protection Program in In Plain Sight, a drama series that debuted on USA Network in early summer 2008. Since 1970, the FWPP has relocated thousands of witnesses, some criminal, some not, to neighborhoods all across the country. Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute, distinguishing them from the rest of the general population. And that is, somebody wants them dead.
Complicating matters for Mary Shannon is that she must hide her high-risk profession from her family and friends. The series is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The In Plain Sight: Season One DVD set of 3 discs contains the 12 episodes, including the pilot, that aired from June through August, 2008.
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