is an American television series that debuted on October 30, 2003on FOX. The series revolved around a lead female character named Tru Davies (Eliza Dushku), whose life took a drastic turn when she discovered that she had a strange connection with the dead.
Tru had just started her medical internship at the city morgue when she began hearing a murder victim calling out for help. She did not quite understand what was happening until she woke up at the beginning of that very same day. She then felt compelled to stop the murder from happening, taking the time to resolve some personal issues along the way.
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This format was used all throughout Tru Calling
’s short run, with the show’s heroine encountering different victims each episode. Other characters, such as Harrison Davies (Shawn Reaves), Tru’s irresponsible younger brother, and Davis (Zach Galifianakis), Tru’s friend, confidante and supervisor, proved to be integral to the major storylines of the show.
As the series progressed, it was revealed that Davis had a fateful encounter with Tru’s mother some years earlier. Apparently, Tru inherited the “calling” from her mother.
The show also later introduced Jack Harper (Jason Priestley), Tru’s foil character. Like Tru, Jack had the ability to go back in time, but what differentiated his mission from Tru’s was that he wanted to make sure the dead remained dead.
FOX officially cancelled Tru Calling
in January 2005, but at the time, six episodes for the second season had already been completed. Out of the six, only five were aired in the United States more than a year after it the series was cancelled. However, all 26 episodes of the show were broadcasted in other countries, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Italy, France, Malaysia, Germany, Slovakia, Argentina, Brazil and Portugal.
On July 10, 2007, the SCI-FI Channel began airing Tru Calling
every Tuesday night, with the intention of showing all 26 episodes.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of FOX)