Numb3rs (2005–2010)

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Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Charlie Eppes / ... (119 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Don Eppes (118 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Alan Eppes (114 episodes, 2005-2010)
 David Sinclair (114 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Amita Ramanujan (99 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (94 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Colby Granger (93 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Megan Reeves (60 episodes, 2005-2008)


In the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Don Eppes and his team investigate critical and baffling crimes with a special edge. That advantage is Don's brother, Charles Eppes, a brilliant universalist mathematician who uses the science of mathematics with its complex equations to ferret out the most tricky criminals. With this team, the forces of evil learn their number is up. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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How do you solve a crime in a city of 8 million? It's all in the numbers. See more »


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Many regulars and guest stars on this show had previously worked with star David Krumholtz on other projects. Krumholtz had already played Judd Hirsch's son in the 1992 Broadway play 'Conversations With My Father'; Krumholtz played Peter MacNicol's camper in Addams Family Values (1993); Krumholtz and guest star Neil Patrick Harris appeared together in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and its sequel. Also Joseph Gordon-Levitt who appeared in the episode Sacrifice worked with David in the film '10 Things I Hate About You.' See more »


[Charlie connects the computer game Minesweeper to the bank robberies]
Charlie Eppes: You see this game, Larry? You've got to clear the mines without blowing any up. Each time you clear a square, a numerical value is revealed. That number tells you exactly how many squares containing mines are directly adjacent to that square. This allows you to predict where the next mine will be located and then the more boxes revealed the more accurately one can predict the location of the mines. The pattern used in these ...
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Novel Concept
23 January 2005 | by (University of Florida) – See all my reviews

As opposed to some users that write comments before viewing a new show/film, I just finished watching the first episode and I am so far very impressed. While the show may lose some points for taking the "safe route" of being yet another crime drama, I felt that the show's unique concept of mathematical probability dictating life (a la "Pi") and unconventional lead roles set it apart from its predecessors. I've never even been a big fan of any of the CSI series, but found this show very entertaining and watchable. I'm also happy to see that Sabrina Lloyd (Sliders) is still alive and well on the planet Earth.

Some viewers seem to let prejudices decide whether or not they like a show, but I've taken a look at the evidence, and I happen to be looking forward to the rest of the series.

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