A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jarod (86 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Miss Parker / ... (86 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Sydney / ... (86 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Broots (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Young Jarod / ... (52 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Mr. Raines (45 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Young Sydney / ... (46 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Mr. Lyle (36 episodes, 1997-2000)
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Jarod is a pretender, a very intelligent person with the ability to slide into somebody else's personality. For that purpose, he has been taken from his family as a child in order to work for a secret agency called The Centre. But recently, he escaped. Jarod's new mission in life is to help people in need with his gift, and to find out what really happened to his allegedly dead parents. Only, Miss Parker and her team are out to get him... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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He'll fight for justice anytime, anywhere. And as anyone. See more »


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19 September 1996 (USA)  »

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At a point of the series, Miss Parker and Broots stand trapped in an elevator of The Centre, where Broots realizes about some shot holes in the rooftop, made when Miss Parker's mother was assassinated decades ago. It is based in the failed coup d'etat happened in February 23, 1981, in Spain (commonly known as "23F"), when Antonio Tejero, in those times lieutenant colonel of Civil Guard, attempted to topple King Juan Carlos I to cancel the democracy and return the country to the dictatorship (missed after General Franco's death in 1975). Tejero shot some times against the rooftop of the Congreso de los Diputados (Congress of Deputies) where the coup d'etat happened. The bullets remained there on purpose as a remember of the event until September 11, 2013, when a renovations accidentally removed them. See more »

Goofs

In season 2 episode 19, the bumper sticker on Harper's car is "Support the Hayvenhurst School" (5 minutes into the program) and then "Support the Havenhurst School" (12 minutes into the program). See more »

Quotes

Sydney: How come you know so much about Greek lore?
Miss Parker: I did a lot of frat boys in college.
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Followed by The Pretender 2001 (2001) See more »

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Addictive
30 January 2002 | by (Seattle, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show when it first started (I was in 7th grade) and completely loving it. Then, I stopped watching, I assume, because I couldn't fit it into my schedule. I got hooked again when I saw "Pretender: Island of the Haunted" last December, and now I watch the show everyday on TNT. I just can't get enough of it! Something about it makes you just seem glued to the TV. I don't know why this show was cancelled as it was so great (even its final season), but I am glad that they made a few movies. Hopefully that will continue! New and old Jarod fans appreciate it!!


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