Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 1996
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network

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The Pretender

Jarod is a pretender, a very intelligent person with the ability to slide into somebody else's personality. He was taken from his family as a child in order to work for a secret agency called The Centre. But he escaped. His new mission in life is to help people in need with his gift, and to find out what happened to his parents.

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Last Episode

04x20 The Inner Sense (2) Aired: May. 13, 2000

Jarod finally locates his sister Emily, just in time to see her nearly assassinated by The Centre. Meanwhile, Miss Parker's search of the secrets …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 88 episodes air between 1996 and 2000.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Jon Gries guest starred as Broots for over 60 episodes before becoming a regular in season four.
  • Goof (continuity error): In Season 2, episode 4, Jarod sends miss Parker a cardboard box containing a Viewmaster picture disc, and a live lobster with a note attached to it. Moments later,…
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    Goof (continuity error): In Season 2, episode 4, Jarod sends miss Parker a cardboard box containing a Viewmaster picture disc, and a live lobster with a note attached to it. Moments later, Mr. Lyle enters the room, and Broots, who is now holding the lobster, tries to hind it behind his back. However, when the camera pans around Broots from the back, the lobster we see is fully cooked, and hence red.
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  • When asked in an interview what it was like working with Michael T. Wiess, Andrea Parker was forced to admit that she barely knew him. Due to the premise of the series, Miss Parker chasing…
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    When asked in an interview what it was like working with Michael T. Wiess, Andrea Parker was forced to admit that she barely knew him. Due to the premise of the series, Miss Parker chasing Jarod and Jarod always being one step ahead of her, their adult characters only appear in a scene together once - in "The Pretender" (1996) {Curious Jarod (#1.4)} - besides as children In flashback sequences.
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