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GenreCrime drama
Science fiction
Created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Composer Kurt Farquhar
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes31 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Jeffrey Alan Schechter
  • Jonathan Baruch
  • Rob Wolken
  • Todd Holland
  • John Myrick
  • John Ziffren
ProducerDavid Roessell
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Freeform
Original releaseJune 2, 2015 (2015-06-02) 
August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
External links
Official website

Stitchers is an American science fiction crime drama series created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter. [1] The show was picked up to series on September 29, 2014, [2] and premiered on June 2, 2015, on ABC Family (now Freeform). [3] In an October 2016 Facebook Live chat, it was announced that the series was renewed for a third season, which aired from June 5 to August 14, 2017. [4] On September 15, 2017, Freeform canceled the series after three seasons. [5]



Stitchers follows Kirsten Clark, who has been recruited into a government agency to be "stitched" into the memories of people recently deceased to investigate murders and mysteries that otherwise would have gone unsolved. Dr. Cameron Goodkin, a brilliant neuroscientist, assists Kirsten in the secret program headed by Maggie Baptiste, a skilled covert operator. The program also includes Linus Ahluwalia, a bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Camille, Kirsten's roommate and a computer science grad student, is also recruited to assist Kirsten as a "stitcher". LAPD Detective Quincy Fisher is recruited and added to the team after crossing paths with Kirsten.





SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 11June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
2 10March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
3 10June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)

Stitchers ran for three seasons. The first season was presented as a miniseries of eleven (ten plus one) episodes, which aired weekly from June 2, 2015 to August 4, 2015 for the first ten, plus a Halloween special "When Darkness Falls" on October 20, 2015.


Stitchers has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a rating of 25%, based on 16 reviews. There are not enough reviews to provide statistics for the second and third seasons. [8] The site's critical consensus for Season 1 reads, "Confusing and tonally inconsistent, Stitchers is neither campy enough to be fun nor intelligent enough to be compelling." [9] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". [10]


Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on FOX8 on October 14, 2015 [11] and in the United Kingdom, it premiered on SyFy on July 23, 2018, being shown daily Monday-Friday. [12] Season 2 started the day after the end of Season 1. On September 15, 2017, Freeform canceled the series after three seasons. [5]

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