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|Created by||Meredith Stiehm|
|Theme music composer||Helmut and Franz Vonlichten|
|Slogan||Time never runs out for justice. The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a Police force as they investigate Crimes Meredith Stiehm (born 1969 is a Television producer and Screenwriter. Kathryn Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her lead role in the CBS series Cold Daniel "Danny" Pino (born on 15 April 1974 in Miami, Florida, U Justin W Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American Actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. This article is about the US actor For the US Navy veteran see John William Finn. Jeremy Ratchford (born August 6, 1965) is a Canadian Actor. He is currently starring as Nick Vera on the TV series Cold Thom Barry is an American actor notable for playing Detective Will Jeffries in Cold Case since its first episode in 2003 Tracie Nicole Thoms (born August 19, 1975) is an American Television, Film, and stage Actress. ES Posthumus (also known as "ES Posthumous" is an independent music group that produces cinematic style music|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||111 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||approx. This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə 45 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original run||September 28, 2003 – present|
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series revolving around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode The i, which is sometimes uppercase stands for Interlaced, the 480 for a vertical frame resolution High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a Police force as they investigate Crimes A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U The Philadelphia Police Department ( PPD) is the Police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the City of Philadelphia Pennsylvania Cold Case is an American Police procedural Television series revolving around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division The series first aired in September 2003 on CBS. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Its fifth season began on September 23, 2007. This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case. Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Due to the end of the writers strike, the show returned March 30, 2008 with 5 new episodes. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
On May 14, 2008, Cold Case has been renewed for a sixth season. Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Each episode of Cold Case begins with a flashback scene informing viewers of the year in which it takes place. For the Stratovarius album see Episode (album. An episode is a part of a Dramatic work such as a serial television In history film television and other media a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current A set of characters are revealed in a seemingly mundane situation. The viewer is then shown the corpse of the victim as he or she was found. It is usually one of the people introduced in the previous, seemingly innocent scene.
The show then flashes to the present day. The detectives of the homicide division of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police department are told there is reason for further investigation of an old case gone cold, for one of several reasons: new evidence has come to light, the victim's physical remains have been discovered, a witness has decided to come forward, etc. All or any of these reasons cause the detectives to give the cold case a new look and begin researching the victim and interviewing their friends, acquaintances, and family.
The friends, family, co-workers, etc. who were introduced in the flashback at the beginning of the episode have aged (in one case, a seven-year-old witness to the crime is interviewed by the detectives when she is 95). Gradually, the detectives gather enough evidence to determine the killer, who most of the time, is then arrested.
At the end of each episode, the detectives mark the case solved, putting the evidence box back on the shelf, while an apparition of the murdered person(s) looks on.
The problems in the detectives' personal lives are also featured, though the main emphasis of every story is on the victim and the search for the killer. Most notably, Detective Lilly Rush grew up in a severely dysfunctional, poverty-stricken home with an alcoholic mother.
The show usually casts a young actor for the flashback sequences and an older actor for the shots in the present, and cut back and forth between the two, to show how the character has aged.
Each episode, during the flashbacks, features a different style of direction, whether it be the colors, lighting, shading, or camera angles. Flashbacks often match a style from that era, such as a black-and-white flashback depicting the 1950s.
Typically, once the murderer is revealed, their confession is depicted in one final flashback in which the murder is shown. The episode then usually ends with a montage (with no dialogue) of the killer(s) being arrested, set to a song of the era, as well as the fates of other characters from that era, showing all of them in their current appearance, but briefly flashing back to their younger selves. Finally, Detective Lilly Rush or someone else close to the victim seeing a vision of the grateful-looking victim standing nearby, who then quickly vanishes (this aspect of the show is left up to personal interpretation: depending on the viewer's perspective, it could be Rush's imagination, or it could be representative of the victims themselves). There have been numerous variations on this pattern, however.
The show's theme song is an excerpt from "Nara" by E.S. Posthumus (who also performs the theme for the NFL on CBS), with an introduction by series composer Michael A. Levine. ES Posthumus (also known as "ES Posthumous" is an independent music group that produces cinematic style music The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television network's coverage of the National Football League 's American Football Conference Michael A Levine is an American Composer born on 20 February 1964 in Tokyo Japan, and currently based in Los Angeles. Besides Levine's original music, each episode makes extensive use of era-appropriate music for flashbacks to the year in question.
On May 2, 2007, one of the Cold Case detectives made a rare appearance outside of the series. Sarah Joy Brown (born February 18, 1975) is an American actress, best known for playing the role of Carly Corinthos on the American Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In the CSI: NY episode "Cold Reveal", Danny Pino appeared as his Cold Case character Scotty Valens as he traveled to New York when it was discovered that CSI Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) was connected to an unsolved case. CSI NY is an American Police procedural Television series, which premiered on September 22, 2004. Stella Bonasera is a Fictional character from the TV series, played by Melina Kanakaredes. Melina Eleni Kanakaredes (born April 23, 1967 in Akron Ohio) is a Daytime Emmy Award -nominated American actress but she is most widely Some of the CSI shows have crossed over with each other at some point (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY), but this is the first time that any one of the three shows has interacted with a character from Cold Case and acknowledged that they all exist in the same world. The term " franchise " is commonly used to describe a number of related American Television programs created by Anthony E CSI Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama Television series that trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegas CSI Miami is a spin-off of the CBS network series. CSI Miami airs new episodes Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS. The CSI shows and Cold Case all air on CBS and are produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) better known by his professional name Jerry Bruckheimer, is an American film
The investigation of "cold cases" has been used as the basis for several other detective dramas, including:
Upon its launch, television critics noted similarities between Cold Case and a similar Canadian series called Cold Squad which debuted in 1998, several years before Cold Case. Cold Case is an American Police procedural Television series revolving around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division The Enigma Files was a British television detective Drama that ran for one series of fifteen episodes in 1980 Cold Squad is a Canadian procedural police Television series that follows the investigations of a part of the Vancouver PD Homicide Division tasked with Waking the Dead is a British television crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a team of CID police officers a psychological New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Cold Squad is a Canadian procedural police Television series that follows the investigations of a part of the Vancouver PD Homicide Division tasked with Fans of Cold Squad accused the American series of copying the basic premise and characters of the Canadian version. In 2003, the creators of Cold Squad considered launching legal action against the makers of Cold Case over copyright issues.  Both shows air in Canada (and on the same network, CTV).
Coincidentally, Alliance Atlantis, which owns the DVD rights to Cold Squad, also co-produces the CSI franchise, another creation of Bruckheimer. The term " franchise " is commonly used to describe a number of related American Television programs created by Anthony E
A 2004 episode based on the "Boy in the Box",, a still-unsolved 1957 Philadelphia homicide, was criticized for giving viewers the false impression that the actual case had been solved. "Boy in the Box" is the name given to an unidentified Murder victim approximately 4 to 6 years old whose naked battered body was found in a cardboard box in the
This was not the only episode to use real events as inspiration. Some other episodes include:
|Season||Ep. This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case. #||First Airdate||Last Airdate|
|Season 1||23||September 28, 2003||May 23, 2004|
|Season 2||23||October 3, 2004||May 22, 2005|
|Season 3||23||September 25, 2005||May 21, 2006|
|Season 4||24||September 24, 2006||May 6, 2007|
|Season 5||18||September 23, 2007||May 4, 2008|
Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Cold Case on CBS. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network.
Note: Each U. S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television
|Season||Timeslot||Season Premiere||Season Finale||TV Season||Ranking||Viewers|
|1st||Sunday 8:00 p. m.||September 28, 2003||May 23, 2004||2003-2004||#17||14. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 18|
|2nd||Sunday 8:00 p. m.||October 3, 2004||May 22, 2005||2004-2005||#17||15. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 1|
|3rd||Sunday 8:00 p. m.||September 25, 2005||May 21, 2006||2005-2006||#20||14. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 5|
|4th||Sunday 9:00 p. m.||September 24, 2006||May 6, 2007||2006-2007||#19||14. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 4|
|5th||Sunday 9:00 p. m.||September 23, 2007||May 4, 2008||2007-2008||#33||10. Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1256 - The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 8 |