The Pretender (1996-2000)

USA, 19 September -10 December 2001
4 seasons (plus 2 specials), 84 episodes, 50m (specials are 120m)
35mm film, colour, 4:3 [season 1]; 16:4 [seasons 2-4]
Dolby, English

An American science fiction television series created by Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle.

Premise

Jarod has the ability to instantly master any skill. He escapes from the secret government facility he's being held in and roams the States helping strangers.

Credits

Regular Crew
Mitchell/Van Sickle Productions, NBC Studios, MTM Enterprises, 20th Century Fox Television
Created by: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle
Executive Producers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle, Tommy Thompson, Rick Wallace
Produced by: Marianne Canepa, Juan Carlos Coto, Jan DeWitt, Harvey Frand, Andrew Dettmann, Daniel Truly, Michael Klick

Regular Cast
Michael T. Weiss (Jarod)
Andrea Parker (Miss Parker)
Patrick Bauchau (Sydney)
Jon Gries (Broots)
Ryan Merriman (young Jarod)
Richard Marcus (Mr Raines)
Alex Wexo (young Sydney)
James Denton (Mr Lyle)

Episodes

Season One
Pilot (19 September 1996)
Every Picture Tells a Story (28 September 1996)
Flyer (19 October 1996)
Curious Jarod (26 October 1996)
The Paper Clock (2 November 1996)
To Serve and Protect (9 November 1996)
A Virus Among Us (16 November 1996)
Not Even a Mouse (14 December 1996)
Mirage (4 January 1997)
The Better Part of Valor (11 January 1997)
Bomb Squad (18 January 1997)
Prison Story (1 February 1997)
Bazooka Jarod (8 February 1997)
Ranger Jarod (15 February 1997)
Jaroldo! (8 March 1997)
Under the Reds (22 March 1997)
Keys (5 April 1997)
Unhappy Landings (26 April 1997)
Jarod's Honor (3 May 1997)
Baby Love (10 May 1997)
The Dragon House (17 May 1997)

Season Two
Back from the Dead Again (1 November 1997)
Scott Free (8 November 1997)
Over the Edge (15 November 1997)
Exposed (22 November 1997)
Nip and Tuck (6 December 1997)
Past Sim (13 December 1997)
Collateral Damage (3 January 1998)
Hazards (10 January 1998)
F/X (17 January 1998)
Indy Show (31 January 1998)
Gigolo Jarod (7 February 1998)
Toy Surprise (7 March 1998)
A Stand Up Guy (14 March 1998)
Unforgotten (21 March 1998)
Bulletproof (28 March 1998)
Silence (4 April 1998)
Crash (11 April 1998)
Stolen (2 May 1998)
Red Rock Jarod (2 May 1998)
Bank (9 May 1998)
Bloodlines (16 May 1998)

Season Three
Crazy (17 October 1998)
Hope and Prey (24 October 1998)
Once in a Blue Moon (31 October 1998)
Someone to Trust (7 November 1998)
Betrayal (14 November 1998)
Parole (21 November 1998)
Homefront (12 December 1998)
Flesh and Blood (2 January 1999)
Murder 101 (9 January 1999)
Mr. Lee (6 February 1999)
The Assassin (6 February 1999)
Unsinkable (13 February 1999)
Pool (20 February 1999)
At the Hour of Our Death (27 February 1999)
Countdown (20 March 1999)
P.T.B. (3 April 1999)
Ties That Bind (10 April 1999)
Wake Up (1 May 1999)
End Game (8 May 1999)
Qallupilluit (22 May 1999)
DoNotErase (22 May 1999)

Season Four
The World's Changing (25 September 1999)
Survival (2 October 1999)
Angel's Flight (30 October 1999)
Risque Business (6 November 1999)
Road Trip (13 November 1999)
Extreme (4 December 1999)
Wild Child (11 December 1999)
Rules of Engagement (8 January 2000)
Til Death Do Us Part (15 January 2000)
Spin Doctor (5 February 2000)
Cold Dick (12 February 2000)
Lifeline (19 February 2000)
Ghosts From the Past (26 February 2000)
The Agent of Year Zero (11 March 2000)
Junk (25 March 2000)
School Daze (22 April 2000)
Meltdown (29 April 2000)
Corn Man A Comin (6 May 2000)
The Inner Sense (13 May 2000)

Specials
The Pretender 2001 (22 January 2001)
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (10 December 2001)

Alternative Titles

Le caméléon – French title
Chameleon – Czech title
Chameleón – Slovakian title
Hamitchaze – Israeli title
Jarod il camaleonte – Italian title
Kamæleonen: En mand på flugt – Danish title
A kaméleon – Hungarian title
Kameleon – Polish title
Kameleonten – Swedish title
Kameleontti – Finnish title
Ladrones de identidad – Spanish cable television title
Pretendentas – Lithuanian title
Pretender Omul cu o mie de fete – Romanian title
Pretender – German, Spanish title
Авантюрист – Ukrainian title
Имитатор – Serbia alternative title
Камелеон – Serbian title
Притворщик – Russian title
Хамелеонът – Bulgarian title
ザ・プリテンダー 仮面の逃亡者 – Japanese title