Without a Trace: BuddyTV Fall 2007 Preview
Without a Trace: BuddyTV Fall 2007 Preview
Premiere Date and Time: Thursday, September 27, 10pm

Network: CBS

Time Slot Competition: Big Shots, ER

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Enrique Murciano, Eric Close, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Poppy Montgomery, Roselyn Sanchez

Created by Hank Steinberg (The Nine) and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Without a Trace is another one of CBS's many crime procedurals.  Now entering its sixth season, starring Anthony LaPaglia as Jack Malone, Without a Trace follows the fictional FBI Missing Persons Unit, with each episode typically featuring the team investigating a missing persons case.  Without a Trace consistently places in the top 20 of the Nielsen ratings.  That shouldn't change this year.

Though the overlap between CBS procedurals and low-rated cult hits may not be huge, Without a Trace is making strides to bridge the gap by casting James Marsters in a recurring role this season.  Marsters is of course best known as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as Professor Milton Fine on Smallville.  However, this will be the actor's first recurring role on a bona fide, and it will be interesting to see if he will bring the diehard Buffy-verse fans to Without a Trace.

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-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV
(Photo courtesy of CBS)