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For advertising the show, stock images were purchased from various stock image agencies to create a variety of people to show as part of the 4400 missing people. This was most likely to avoid paying various actors to use their image for the advertisement purpose.
Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin) and Jacqueline McKenzie (Diana Skouris) are the only actors to appear in all 45 episodes of the series.
Because of it being the first major science-fiction miniseries since 'Steven Spielberg''s Taken (2002), and because of its nearly opposite premise, it is jokingly renamed by sci-fans as "Put Back".
The opening scene played at the beginning of each episode, which explains the premise of the series, is 44 seconds long.
The address of The 4400 Center, 6265 Crescent Road, is the same as The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The Chan Centre was the filming location for the exteriors and some interiors (including the main lobby) of The 4400 Center.
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The two main characters, Tom Baldwin (Joel Gretsch) and Diana Skouris (Jacqueline McKenzie), are inspired in the main characters of The X-Files (1993), Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). It's more evident in the names of the feminine roles.
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The lake at which the 4400 return, is the same lake used in an episode of the first season of The X-Files (1993).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

On the DVD extras, the showrunners admit that they never planned to give Jordan Collier a name with the same initials as Jesus Christ. The character's name was originally going to be Jordan Garfield, but that name failed to pass the legal clearance procedure that all Hollywood scripts must undergo, and so the last name "Collier" was a last-minute replacement just because it did pass legal scrutiny.
Toward the end of the series, several regular characters are seen developing their 4400 abilities during a mostly dialogue-free musical montage. Because this happens mostly in silence, there was some confusion among viewers about exactly what those powers entailed, so the show creators cleared up some of that confusion on the DVD extras. For instance, Meghan's power, which first manifests itself when she turns a pen into a flower, is, more broadly, turning inorganic material into organic material; despite some confusing camerawork that implies otherwise, Jed's power is not to make another person look like himself but rather that now he has a fully-formed extra copy of himself; and Marco's power is teleportation to any location he looks at in a picture.
When the producers were conceiving of the series, the secret of who had abducted the 4400 was supposed to be revealed in the fifth season. USA had picked the show up as a miniseries and wanted it to have some resolution, so the secret was revealed in the fifth episode.
The character of Tom Baldwin wears a striped shirt in every episode except the last episode where he wore a black shirt.

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