Wanted (2005 TV series)

Last updated
Genre Police drama
Created by
Written by
  • Brian Logan
  • Robert Palm
  • Paul Pietrantoni
  • Louis St. Clair
  • Patrick Wiegers
  • Bradford Winters
  • Jorge Zamacona
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producers
ProducerMel Efros
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
Network TNT
ReleaseJuly 31 (2005-07-31) 
December 26, 2005 (2005-12-26)

Wanted is an American primetime police drama television series broadcast on the TNT network which was aired from July 31 to December 26, 2005. The series was created by Louis St. Clair and Jorge Zamacona, and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent and Jorge Zamacona. This series was the last produced by Spelling and Vincent before their death in 2006 and 2024.



The show follows an elite taskforce, with members pulled from the different branches of law enforcement (DEA, United States Marshals, LAPD, ATF, FBI) as they track down Los Angeles's 100 most wanted fugitives and struggle to balance their work and personal lives.

Members of the task force include Conrad Rose (Gary Cole), the Team Leader from L.A. Metro SWAT who is considered the moral center of the unit; Jimmy McGloin (Ryan Hurst), an ATF agent and a bona fide card-carrying conservative; Carla Merced (Rashida Jones), a former Naval Intelligence officer and expert hostage negotiator; Tommy Rodriquez (Benjamín Benítez), an FBI agent not above using his good looks and charm to stop any criminal; Rodney Gronbeck (Josey Scott), an LAPD officer and a tech genius; Joe Vacco (Brendan Kelly), a DEA agent who is currently living at the team's warehouse headquarters after having getting kicked out of his own place; and Eddie Drake (Lee Tergesen), an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service and graduate of the L.A. Metro Police Academy. As the team tracks down criminals, often using unconventional (and legally questionable) methods, they discover there is a fine line between justice and the law.

The series was canceled after the first season, at the end of a cliffhanger with whether the group would be prosecuted for overstepping their bounds. [1]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Davis GuggenheimStory by: Jorge Zamacona & Louis St. Clair
Teleplay by: Jorge Zamacona
July 31, 2005 (2005-07-31)
2"The Wild Bunch"Guy BeeStory by: Jorge Zamacona & Louis St. Clair
Teleplay by: Jorge Zamacona
August 7, 2005 (2005-08-07)
3"Rubbing One Out"UnknownUnknownAugust 14, 2005 (2005-08-14)
4"Badlands"Alex ZakrzewskiStory by: Jorge Zamacona & Louis St. Clair
Teleplay by: Jorge Zamacona
August 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
5"The Promise of Darkness"UnknownUnknownAugust 28, 2005 (2005-08-28)
6"Sex Pistols"Felix AlcalaStory by: Jorge Zamacona & Louis St. Clair
Teleplay by: Patrick Wiegers
September 4, 2005 (2005-09-04)
7"Click, Click, Boom"Thomas J. WrightStory by: Jorge Zamacona & Louis St. Clair
Teleplay by: Brian Logan
September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11)
8"Ronin"UnknownUnknownSeptember 18, 2005 (2005-09-18)
9"Shoot to Thrill"UnknownUnknownDecember 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)
10"Lips are Lips"UnknownUnknownDecember 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)
11"La Pistola y El Corazon"Steven DePaulRobert PalmDecember 12, 2005 (2005-12-12)
12"The Last Temptation"Felix AlcalaStory by: Jorge Zamacona & Louis St. Clair
Teleplay by: Bradford Winters
December 19, 2005 (2005-12-19)
13"Judas"UnknownUnknownDecember 26, 2005 (2005-12-26)

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  1. "Wanted". Tv Guide. Retrieved February 1, 2015.