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

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David Maples
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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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The prop police cars used for Albuquerque Police vehicles have the same color and graphic scheme as real APD vehicles, but the seals on the rear fender are not APD while having the same shape as the real thing. See more »

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Mary Shannon wears high heels on duty. Given that she has to run and walk long distance, it makes no sense for her to wear heels. 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 Psych: In Plain Fright (2010) See more »

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29 June 2008 | by FABabeSee all my reviews

With the addition of In Plain Sight, it's official...the summer cable shows like The Closer, Saving Grace, Burn Notice and Damages are so much better than anything the major networks have to offer during the "regular" season. Love the chemistry between Mary and Marshall. Love the quick quips and the realistic dialog. And the addition of a fine looking black detective with the unlikely name of Dershowitz for Mary to butt heads and crack wise with is pure gold.

I do agree that the mother and sister are best in small doses, but they do provide a nice slightly off-balance counterpoint to the thoroughly professional handle Mary has on her work life. One line describes the relationship beautifully: in replying to her n'er-do-well sister's question about why Mary won't just get rid of her defective car, she says "because, like my family, I love it a little more than I want to kill it." The people she's protecting have been getting better and better with each successive show. The most recent, David Foley, was a real hoot as an assassin's middleman.

All in all, I don't care if it's not exactly as law enforcement would do it. I'm not looking for authenticity in a summer show. I'm looking for fun, and In Plain Sight has it in spades.


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USA

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English

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1 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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New Mexico, USA See more »

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