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RESURRECTION [TIME CHANGE]
Air Date: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "The Returned"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SERIES PREMIERE

THE LIVES OF EVERYONE IN A SMALL MISSOURI TOWN CHANGE FOREVER WHEN THEIR DECEASED LOVED ONES SUDDENLY BEGIN TO RETURN HOME, IN "RESURRECTION," PREMIERING SUNDAY, MARCH 9 ON ABC

"The Returned" - The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear, on the series premiere of "Resurrection," SUNDAY, MARCH 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In "The Returned," an 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Langston (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago.

While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Lucille is overjoyed at the seeming miracle of her son's reappearance. Henry is reluctant to accept that Jacob is back. Those closest to the family want answers, including Sheriff Fred Langston (Matt Craven), whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob, and Fred's daughter, Maggie (Devin Kelley), a local doctor. Pastor Tom Hale (Mark Hildreth) seeks a spiritual reason for what's happening in his community. When things take an even more shocking turn, Maggie's life-long friend, Elaine Richards (Samaire Armstrong), finds herself drawn into Arcadia's growing mystery.

"Resurrection" stars Omar Epps ("House") as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher ("Titanic") as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven ("Crimson Tide," "A Few Good Men") as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley ("Chernobyl Diaries," "The Chicago Code") as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth ("The Tudors") as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong ("Entourage," "The O.C.") as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine ("The Raven") as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith ("That '70s Show") as Henry Langston.

Guest starring in "Pilot" are Nicholas Gonzalez as Deputy Connor Cuesta, Travis Young as Ray Richards, Joe Knezevich as young Henry, Claire Bronson as young Lucille, April Billingsley as Barbara, Walker Harris as young Tom Hale, Yulu Tian as the Chinese Man, Hong Ring Sun as the Chinese woman, Nick Morris as the tattooed man, Adam Boyer as the bald man, Karen Ceesay as the nurse and Michael H. Cole as the attaché.

"Resurrection," based on the book "The Returned" by Jason Mott, was developed by Aaron Zelman ("Damages," "The Killing"), who is executive producer. Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters and JoAnn Alfano are executive producers. Dan Attias is director and executive producer. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are executive producers for Plan B and Jon Liebman is executive producer for Brillstein Entertainment. The pilot teleplay was written by Aaron Zelman and directed by Charles McDougall. "Resurrection" is produced by ABC Studios.

"Resurrection" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

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RESURRECTION (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/9/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (14 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry and Lucille Langston, who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Lucille is overjoyed at the seeming miracle of her son's reappearance. Henry is reluctant to accept that Jacob is back. Those closest to the family want answers, including Sheriff Fred Langston, whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob, and Fred's daughter, Maggie, a local doctor. Pastor Tom Hale seeks a spiritual reason for what's happening in his community. When things take an even more shocking turn, Maggie's life-long friend, Elaine Richards, finds herself drawn into Arcadia's growing mystery. Bellamy, an outsider in the town, joins forces with Maggie to figure out why the unexplainable is happening in Arcadia. As their investigation plays out, Maggie learns some unsettling truths about her own past. Will they be able to solve the mystery of Arcadia before the rest of the world catches on to events there? And will they be able to protect Jacob from forces beyond their control?
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Devin Kelley as Gail
· Frances Fisher as Lucille
· Kurtwood Smith as Harold
· Landon Gimenez as Jacob
· Mark Hildreth as Tom
· Matt Craven as Fred
· Nicholas Gonzalez as Connor
· Omar Epps as Martin Bellamy
· Sam Hazeldine as Abel
· Samaire Armstrong as Elaine
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Zelman as CRTR/EP
· Charles McDougall as DIR (Pilot)
· Dede Gardner as EP
· Jason Mott as BOOK
· Jeremy Kleiner as EP
· JoAnn Alfano as EP
· Jon Liebman as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Brillstein Entertainment Partners
· Plan B Entertainment