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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  • 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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  • Patrick Bauchau, who plays Sydney, made the medical set used in the show available at no charge to the independent film Twin Falls Idaho (1999) in which Bauchau appears.
  • The Pretender was inspired by the life of Ferdinand Demara Jr., a genius with an eidetic memory, who could master any skill just by reading a book about it.
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