July 31, 2005 - Dec. 26, 2005
Lee Tergesen played U.S. Marshal Eddie Drake in
this series produced by Spelling TV for cable
action-packed crime thriller was shot entirely on location around
Los Angeles. It follows a specialized team of law
enforcement officers as they track down L.A.'s 100 most
wanted criminals. The show was created by Jorge Zamacona, a writer
from Lee's days on "Homicide: Life on
Eddie Drake is a character who definitely makes an impression.
That includes his style: He is fond of shirts with no sleeves, he sports long hair and mustache and roars around in a muscle car or a
motorbike. And then there's his attitude -- snarky and brash. "He's sort of a loose cannon with
a quick wit," Tergesen said in an interview with the Jersey
Journal. "He's somebody who of course is intense. I always wind
up playing somebody a little intense. Maybe I'm just intense."
Read more background about Eddie Drake and
"Wanted" on the News and
EPISODE GUIDE - Summaries and Galleries
1.1 - Rush - July 31, 2005
No Lee. This pilot episode was filmed in October 2004,
but Lee did not sign on to the series until early 2005 -- after his run
in "The Foreigner" was
over. The rest of the series was taped in spring and summer
2005. Click the links below for episode galleries and summaries.
The Wild Bunch
- Aug. 7, 2005
Rubbing One Out -
Aug. 21, 2005
Promise of Darkness -
Aug. 28, 2005
Sex Pistols -
Sept. 4, 2005
1.7 - Click Click Boom - Sept.
1.8 - Ronin - Sept. 18, 2005
Shoot to Thrill
- Dec. 5, 2005
Lips are Lips
- Dec. 6, 2005
La Pistola y el Corazon
- Dec. 12, 2005
The Last Temptation
- Dec. 19, 2005
1.13 - Judas - Dec. 26, 2005
ROSE: Played by Gary Cole (IMDb),
who most recently had been the vice president on "West
Wing." Lt. Conrad "Connie" Rose is the leader
of the Fugitive Task Force. He comes from L.A. Metro SWAT.
Rose struggles to balance
time for his two kids with the demands of the job, while keeping
the peace with his estranged wife, Lucinda (played by DeeDee
DRAKE: Played by Lee Tergesen, starting in second episode.
Drake is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service and graduate of the L.A. Metro Police
Academy, where Rose was his training officer. He is on
administrative leave from the Marshals because of shooting a
fugitive, so he's busy owning and running a dive called the
Chowder Barge when Rose recruits for the task force.
McGLOIN: Played by Ryan Hurst (IMDb),
the son of Rick Hurst, who played Deputy Cletus Hogg in
"The Dukes of Hazzard." The conservative, religious
McGloin is a federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) field
MERCED: Played by Rashida Jones (IMDb),
the daughter of Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones. From Naval Intelligence, Merced is a specialist in hostage
negotiations and profiling.
RODRIGUEZ: Played by Benjamín Benítez (IMDb).
According to TNT, FBI Special Agent Rodriguez uses his charm as readily as a gun in pursuit
of LA's worst offenders.
Played by Josey Scott (IMDb),
the lead singer of the Tennesee-based heavy metal band Saliva.
from LAPD, is the team's technical genius.
Played by Brendan Kelly (IMDb),
who played Wolfgang Cutler in "Oz." Kelly is a federal Drug Enforcement Administration
who is killed by a stray bullet in the first episode, opening
a spot on the team for Eddie Drake.
News and interviews
site (Flash version)
made by Colleen_Detroit!
cast video from TNT
Lee is featured prominently!
RATINGS, NEWS, ETC.
"Wanted" premiered July 31, 2005,
but Lee's character didn't appear until the second episode, which
aired Aug. 7.
The first eight episodes were shown during a
"summer season" run that concluded Sept. 18, 2005. The
series returned Dec. 5, 2005, for a "winter season" consisting of
the five remaining episodes.
In an interview
posted Nov. 21, 2005, Lee was optimistic "Wanted" would return
for another season, but as of the week of Dec. 18, 2005, sources involved
in the making of the show report that "Wanted" has been
canceled. TNT made the cancellation official on Jan. 22, 2006. According
to an article in Variety, TNT execs were looking for a better
pairing for the top-rated drama "The Closer."
"Wanted" delivered solid ratings -- its first season
averaged 2.5 million viewers -- but wasn't creatively in sync with
TNT's growing focus on character-driven drama.
TNT also presented
"Ignition," an interactive comic book featuring the
characters from "Wanted."
Lee in first issue
at TNT site
The bar that Eddie Drake
owns, The Chowder Barge, is a real place!
Click here for photo
taken by Colleen_Detroit.