King & Maxwell

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King & Maxwell
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Genre Drama
Created by Shane Brennan
Based on King and Maxwell series
by David Baldacci
Developed byDavid Baldacci
(Book)
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Grant Anderson
  • Shane Brennan
ProducerKaren Spiegel
Production locations Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Running time42 minutes
Production companies
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network TNT
Original releaseJune 10 (2013-06-10) 
August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)

King & Maxwell is an American drama television series that ran on TNT from June 10 to August 12, 2013. [1] The series featured Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as Washington, D.C.–based former Secret Service agents solving crimes as private detectives. [2] [3] NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan created the show based on David Baldacci's novels. [2] On September 20, 2013, TNT canceled the series after one season. [4]

Contents

Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot" Michael Katleman Shane Brennan June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)1003.52 [5]
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are ex-Secret Service agents who have become private investigators after being fired from the Secret Service. When Sean's lawyer friend is killed under mysterious circumstances while representing Edgar Roy, Sean takes over the case to establish that Edgar was innocent of the crimes the feds suspected that he committed. Edgar used to work for a defense contracting company and had a high security clearance, and King was able to show that he was framed by a rival defense contractor for financial reasons.
2"Second Chances"Tony WharmbyShane BrennanJune 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)1012.80 [6]
An assassination attempt is made on a visiting diplomat and circumstances cause Michelle to fall under suspicion for the crime. Sean serves as her lawyer to prove her innocence. Along the way, the duo dig up a possible high-level cover-up involving a young girl.
3"Wild Card"Paul Kaufman Chris Downey June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)1022.74 [7]
When Agent Carter's law enforcement career and life as a free man are threatened after he has a physical interaction with another law enforcement officer, King pulls the group together to help him. They learn about law enforcement corruption by officers operating with hidden agendas. In this case, they establish that certain officers were complicit in a cover-up of the murder of a female intern with a Senator's office. King & Maxwell find a key piece of evidence - missed by law enforcement - which helps solve the team's murder case as well.
4"King's Ransom" Dennis Smith Shelley Meals & Darin Goldberg July 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)1042.78 [8]
A surprise call from Agent Rigby brings King and Maxwell on board to solve the kidnapping case of a thirteen-year-old boy. During this case, King is reintroduced to Joan Dillinger - a person from his Secret Service past - who was the hostage negotiator in this kidnapping. Separately, Edgar shares new information on the shooting of Senator Ritter (who was a presidential candidate) which led to Sean King's eviction from the Secret Service.
5"Loved Ones" Matt Earl Beesley Barry O'Brien July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08)1032.83 [9]
After an adult child of one of King's Secret Service team-mates dies from a suspected suicide, the victim's parents ask King to investigate - believing that suicide made no sense for their son. King knew the victim's father from his days in the Secret Service and he and the victim's father, along with others, were part of a top secret mission in Mexico. King & Maxwell (with Edgar's significant help) establish that the victim did not commit suicide but was pushed off of the building's rooftop. When a second murder occurs from a bomb explosion, King concludes that the murders are tied to the team's trip to Mexico years ago, which makes him believe that he is next on the killer's list.
6"Stealing Secrets" Terrence O'Hara Bret VandenBos & Brandon WillerJuly 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)1053.09 [10]
A Congressman seeks the services of King and Maxwell to investigate a tabloid blogger. Another murder leads the team to a hired hit man and unforeseen duplicity.
7"Family Business"Dennis SmithAlicia KirkJuly 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)106(3.39 [11]
Michelle's flaky brother J.T. (Christian Kane) (who has also become a PI) comes to DC to enlist the aid of King and Maxwell to help his rich client, who wants to find a man he believes to be a con artist who wants to marry his daughter. His daughter, meanwhile, hires King and Maxwell to prove that the love of her life is just who he appears to be. As they dig deeper into the case they realize someone else is also after the man they are looking for.
8"Job Security" Jonathan Frakes Scott SullivanJuly 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)1073.14 [12]
King and Maxwell are emotionally swayed to take a case to retrieve a cell phone for an elderly man, only to find out that the phone was not for the man, but for the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for infidelity photos in its memory which, due to a shyster lawyer, is being offered up to a drug cartel for information along with a video that might help the suit of a POW whose son was suing for benefits from his fathers return. For her troubles, the Deputy offers to help Michelle get her job back. Sean is secretly given more direction in his investigation of Ritter's assassination by Jose Alverado.
9"Locked In" Kate Woods Gregory WeidmanAugust 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)1093.25 [13]
Agent Rigby is charged with protecting and escorting a witness carefully by an angry superior, to an important case, and while Michelle and Sean are there to ask for a favor, the witness is killed. With the building on lock down, King and Maxwell agree to help him with his case, to find the shooter and another witness to testify against the corporation. All the while, Sean finds out Michelle has reapplied to the Secret Service, having been accepted, and is thinking about going back in. Sean also inches closer to the evidence from Ritter's shooting.
10"Pandora's Box" James Whitmore, Jr. Chris DowneyAugust 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)1083.50 [14]

Sean mysteriously receives the FBI evidence box in the mail from the Ritter assassination that caused him to lose his career in the Secret Service. (At the end after Michelle had returned the box to Agent Rigby with "no questions asked", an interaction between Rigby and a wounded Sean implies that Rigby may have been the mysterious source that mailed it to him.) While going to her reinstatement interview for the Secret Service, Michelle detours to photograph some info on file from a secretive past assignment in Mexico both Sean King and Bob Scott never spoke of in detail. That information with the evidence from the FBI evidence box results in Sean's preventing another assassination, this time of Ritter's son, now running for Congress. Catherine Bell returns as Joan Dillinger (see episode 4), now head of the security agency hired by Ritter's son for his event to announce his run for Congress in the same location where his father had been assassinated eight years previously.

Without revealing the exact details of the solution here, the season finale thus solves the mystery of how Sean's Secret Service career ended as a result of a conspiracy to assassinate Ritter's father, a conspiracy that attempted to assassinate son Ritter in this episode. However, the episode ends on a cliffhanger regarding who was actually behind that assassination.

Broadcast

In Australia the series airs on SoHo, premiering April 8, 2014. [15]

Home media

NameRegion 1Region 2Region 4Discs
King & Maxwell: The Complete SeriesFebruary 5, 2015N/AN/A2

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