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U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

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Series cast summary:
Mary McCormack ...  Mary Shannon 61 episodes, 2008-2012
Frederick Weller ...  Marshall Mann 61 episodes, 2008-2012
Paul Ben-Victor ...  Stan McQueen 58 episodes, 2008-2012
Nichole Hiltz ...  Brandi Shannon 50 episodes, 2008-2012
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Jinx Shannon 28 episodes, 2008-2012
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Mary Shannon is a U.S. Marshal in the witness protection program who spends her time relocating federal witnesses.. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary works with her partner, Marshall Mann, to place criminals and innocent witnesses into new lives. When not putting her life on the line to protect federal witnesses, Mary attempts to manage her dysfunctional family, including overly dependent mother, Jinx, and younger sister, Brandi, both of whom live with her. Between work and family, Mary has little time for boyfriend Raphael Ramirez who plays minor league baseball. Written by Anonymous

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Exit your old life. Enter Witness Protection. See more »


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Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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New Mexico, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The building used in exterior shots as the office building for the US Marshal's Albuquerque office, is the historic Sunshine Building, in downtown Albuquerque, designed by famous architect Henry C. Trost. See more »

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Mary Shannon: [intro] Since 1970, the Federal Witness Protection Program has relocated thousands of witnesses, some criminal, some not, to neighborhoods all across the country. Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute, distinguishing them from the rest of the general population. And that is, somebody wants them dead.
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Referenced in Open Heart: In Plain Sight (2015) See more »

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"No one who has followed the rules has ever been harmed."
5 June 2008 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

I'm not really a fan of TV crime shows, but new series always give me the chance of experiencing some fresh air - so I check them out. In this case, I was glad I did. The pilot started off slow, but after about 30 minutes (it was 90 minutes total w/commercials), it actually became interesting and stayed that way to the end. Subsequent episodes have kept up the momentum.

One novel aspect of the show is that its about a lady marshal in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She's in charge of people in the "witness protection program" who have been assigned to her area. She cautions and reassures them that since 1970 (when the witness program started), "No one who has followed the rules has ever been harmed." Powerful words.

Can they comply? When things go wrong, can she protect them? How can she keep their identities safe - even from the local police?

Aside from the setup, the show is ultimately interesting because she's fun to watch. She's sassy, witty, playful, smart, responsible ... and physically tough. I recommend watching an episode; if the lead character grabs your interest, then you're likely to enjoy the show.


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