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The Event 

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

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Nick Wauters
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2011   2010  
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Series cast summary:
Jason Ritter ...  Sean Walker 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Sarah Roemer ...  Leila Buchanan 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Ian Anthony Dale ...  Simon Lee 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Zeljko Ivanek ...  Blake Sterling 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Blair Underwood ...  President Elias Martinez 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Laura Innes ...  Sophia Maguire 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Scott Patterson ...  Michael Buchanan 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Taylor Cole ...  Vicky Roberts 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Bill Smitrovich ...  Vice President Raymond Jarvis 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Lisa Vidal ...  Christina Martinez 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Clifton Collins Jr. ...  Thomas 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Blue Deckert ...  General Armbruster 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Sean Carrigan ...  Devon 11 episodes, 2011
Roger Bart ...  Richard Peel 10 episodes, 2011
Hal Holbrook ...  James Dempsey 10 episodes, 2010-2011
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Storyline

Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, a regular guy who launches an investigation into the disappearance of his fiancee. What he doesn't realize is that his probe begins to expose the biggest cover-up in American history. Walker's actions affect a number of strangers, including the newly elected president (Blair Underwood), and the global conspiracy he's uncovered could change the fate of mankind.

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What Will You Believe?


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The show's pilot episode is told almost entirely in retroversions to three different time frames. According to Nick Wauters, the show's creator, later episodes would use flashbacks more to develop the characters. "There will be big reveals and big clues in each episode," he said, promising that viewers would not have to wait too long for answers to questions raised. The last two episodes before and all episodes following the show's hiatus no longer featured flashbacks. Cast member Blair Underwood said regarding the removal of the flashbacks, "We had been jumping around a lot and doing flashbacks and that was confusing to people," and "So when we come back, that device is done with! We are now telling the story straight through so people can track it and follow it easier." See more »

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Referenced in UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) See more »

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I enjoyed it!
22 September 2010 | by tinojrSee all my reviews

Though some believe it was a bit "busy" and didn't enjoy the flashbacks, this is something a lot of shows or series for that matter are doing. Though it seems confusing at the time its a set up so that in future shows you say,"so that's what that was about, now I get it." It leaves the viewer acknowledging these little "treasures" that give explanation to something previously seen. It wouldn't be any fun if everything was explained as the show progressed. It's the show that makes us think & piece together information viewed so we can try and figure how things are connected and then when revealed we either are proud ewe got it right or realize we didn't take all the facts into account and got it wrong. It almost makes the show an "interactive" experience & then we sit a discuss it with co-workers trying to figure it out. I guess more lazy minded viewers would like it explained bit this way its so much more exciting.You wouldn't want a mystery novel to tell you the killer or meaning of the clues in the first chapter, you read on to see how it relates.These are just my opinions, everyone else has a right to theirs. I loved it.


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English

Release Date:

20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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