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If you are looking for a fairly new show to watch, you might wanna check out the Dead Zone on Sunday nights at 10 on USA Network...Based on the STephen King novel, it stars Anthony Michael Hall (of 16 Candles fame) as Johnny Smith, a man who awakens from a coma for 6 years and has achieve d a special ability..By touching a person or an object, Johnny can get images on a person's past, present, or future..Not only does he get images, but he can manipulate inside of them and move around in them, sometimes taking on the point of view of the person he is getting the vibe on...With knowledge of what has or what will come to be, he does what he can to prevent bad things from happening...However, the accident that had put him in a coma left him with a slight handicap as he needs to get around with a cane...

This show was a midseason replacement last year and had about 7 episodes...the cliffhanger of Season 1 had Johnny shaking hands with a possible presidential candidate and seeing an image of Washington DC destroyed in flames...Season 2 started last week so it is not too late to get on board to follow this show...Sci-Fi runs them again a few weeks later after USA NEtwork and there are ocasional marathons of Season 1 on USA...One of the head writers is Michael Piller who was a head writer for StarTrek The Next Generation, so the scripts have been pretty good...

If you have seen M. Night Shyamalans UNBREAKABLE with Bruce WIllis, it is very close to what this show is about...Check it out...
 

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For those who missed tonite's episode:

Reruns are at:

Sun, Jan 12 10:00 PM
Sun, Jan 12 12:00 AM
Mon, Jan 13 8:00 PM
Thu, Jan 16 11:00 PM

For more info on show or to read past episode summaries to get caught up:

Go to:

usanetwork.com
 

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According to usanetwork.com:

Jack Nicholson, an admitted fan of the Dead Zone show, almost guest appeared on a recent episode. A character appearing repeatedly in Johnny's visions as the personification of Death in the episode would have been played by Nicholson but the actor was tied up in commitments to promote ABout Schmidt, his recent film. A different actor was hired to play the role instead. Also, there might be a Brat Pack re-teaming in a future episode this season. Some of Anthony Michael Hall's Brat Pack co-stars have been approached to guest star in the show. No word yet as to any responses.
 

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According to usanetwork.com Ally Sheedy, who co-starred with Hall in Breakfast Club, will gueststar in an episode later this year. The actor who played the janitor in the Breakfast Club is also slated to appear...

And for those who missed last night's new episode (it was really good..)..It will be rerun at Thurs. 11PM and Sat. 10am on USA Network
 

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More guest stars to appear on The Dead Zone...

Gerald (Major Dad) McRaney was just on as a Congressional candidate whose past via Johnny's visions forces him to resign

Guest starring soon: Louis Gossett, Jr., Robert Culp (I-Spy, Greatest American Hero), and previously mentioned Ally Sheedy

Also, signed on to appear occasionally in supporting roles....David Ogden Steirs (Winchester from MASH) and Sean Patrick Flannery
 

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USA NETWORK'S ORIGINAL SERIES "THE DEAD ZONE" IS MOST-WATCHED SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF AN ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SERIES EVER ON A BASIC CABLE NETWORK

"The Dead Zone" is the Highest Rated Program in Basic Cable for the Night

New York, NY ? January 7, 2003 ? USA Network's second season premiere of the original series The Dead Zone set records on Sunday, January 5 (10-11 PM ET/PT). With 4.1 million viewers, The Dead Zone became the most-watched second season premiere of an original dramatic series on basic cable ever.

Sunday's episode of The Dead Zone was the highest-rated cable program of the night in households (3.2), P25-54 (2.2) and P18-49 (2.2).

The hit series based on the characters from the Stephen King novel, The Dead Zone returns for a second season as our hero, Johnny Smith, learns to live with the psychic powers that he gained as a result of a near fatal car accident that left him a coma for six years. The series stars Anthony Michael Hall (61*, The Pirates of Silicon Valley, Sixteen Candles), with Nicole deBoer (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Chris Bruno (All My Children), John L. Adams (Pacific Blue), Kristen Dalton (Gleason, Beverly Hills 90210) and David Ogden Stiers (Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Lilo & Stitch), with guest star Sean Patrick Flanery (The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Powder). The Dead Zone airs Sundays at 10:00 PM ET/PT on USA Network.
 

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Death Zone is one of the Best shows I have ever seen. My favorites are:
1. Farscape(Scifi channel)
2. Death Zone
3. Stargate SG1
 

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Dead Zone is probably my current favorite show..Enterprise has been somewhat of a disappointment this season...Just kinda moving along with no direction or story arc...

I haven't followed a show like Dead Zone this closely since Quantum Leap
 

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I miss Quantum Leap...great writing, great acting, good sci-fi premise...
 

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*******JUST ANNOUNCED*******

DEAD ZONE - SEASON 1 on DVD

June 17th
 

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