NUMB3RS (SEASON 1)
| Wednesday 25 July 2012 11:43
NUMB3RS (SEASON 1)
ON: Sundays (Starts: 12th August ‘12)
AT: 19:30 on SABC3
Genre: Foreign Drama
Numb3rs is an American television drama which premiers on SABC3 on the 12 of August.
Charlie Eppes is a 28 year old genius and mathematics professor who lives and breathes numbers. He believes everything in the world, including human nature, can be explained and even predicted with mathematical formulas. His brother, Don, is a talented FBI agent who realizes that, although the methods may be unconventional, Charlie might have the perfect equation to help the Bureau solve a wide range of crimes in Los Angeles. From two very different perspectives, the brothers take on the most confounding criminal cases, with the help of Don’s partner, Terry Lake, and new FBI recruit David Sinclair. Although their father, Alan, is pleased to see his sons working together, he fears their competitive natures will lead to trouble. As Charlie gets more deeply involved in Don’s work, his colleague, physicist Dr. Larry Fleinhardt, continues to remind Charlie about the importance of his ongoing work in pure mathematics and his responsibilities to his university. However, Charlie’s mathematical methods prove effective at solving crimes and saving lives, winning him the long-awaited admiration of his brother and the satisfaction of seeing his talent put to practical use. Having found his calling, Charlie’s life will never be the same.
Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Barry Schindel, David W. Zucker, Nicolas Falacci, and Cheryl Heuton are executive producers of NUMB3RS, which was created by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci. Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton have won several awards for the show, including the Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science in 2006 and the National Science Board’s Public Service Award in 2007.
Meet the cast:
Alimi Ballard as David Sinclair
Ballard began his professional career on the stage, working with such notable theatre companies as the Manhattan Theatre Club and the National Black Theatre, where he starred in acclaimed productions of “Holiday Heart” and “Endangered Species.” Ballard’s first role on television was portraying Frankie Hubbard on the daytime drama “Loving.” He then went on to portray ‘Herbal Thought’ on the cult hit “Dark Angel,” and appeared as The Quizmaster on the long-running comedy hit “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” and as Matthew, the younger brother of Vivica Fox’s character on the sitcom “Arsenio.” Featured television appearances include “American Dreams,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Boomtown.” Ballard’s film credits include “Men of Honor” and “Deep Impact.”
Dylan Bruno as Colby Granger
After graduating from MIT with a degree in Environmental Engineering in 1993, Bruno took a year off from an engineering job to ski competitively. Following that, he modeled and appeared in several television commercials, one of which landed him a job as a series regular on the television series "High Incident." His other television work includes guest appearances on “CSI: MIAMI,” "The Dead Zone," "North Shore," "Nash Bridges," and "Touched By An Angel". Bruno’s first feature film role was in "Saving Private Ryan." He has appeared in "Where The Heart Is," "When Trumpets Fade" and "The One."
Diane Farr as Megan Reeves
Farr, a household name to Gen X and Y'ers as co-host of MTV's breakout series ”Loveline,” recently starred as female firefighter Laura Miles for two seasons on the critically acclaimed drama “Rescue Me.” She portrayed the love interest of the whole cast on “The Drew Carey Show” and portrayed Amy Deluca on “Roswell” for two seasons before moving on to star as Jan Fendrick opposite Denis Leary on the critically acclaimed comedy “The Job.” The following year, Farr returned to her sitcom roots starring in “Like Family.” Farr, who had recurring roles in “Bull” and “Secret Agent Man,” received critical acclaim for her cameo role in HBO's “Arliss.” A published author, Farr’s first book THE GIRL CODE, a comic look at single women in the 21st century, was released on Valentine's Day 2001 and has since been sold to seven countries and translated in five languages. Farr has written for Glamour, Jane, Esquire, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Soma and Self. She is also the owner and co-founder of the greeting card company OtherAnnouncements.com. Otherannouncements.com has since been featured in numerous magazines and talk shows including “Oprah,” and will be hitting stores later this year. Farr has also sold a television series based on her personal experience called “Dumped.” Farr has taught acting in a maximum security men’s prison, owned and managed a New York City nightclub, traveled every continent of the world on her own and is a sponsored women’s snowboarder.
Judd Hirsch as Alan Eppes
Hirsch grew up in New York and studied engineering at the City College of New York and architecture at Cooper Union, before studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at the H B Studio in New York. Hirsch is probably best known for his portrayal of Alex Rieger in the critically acclaimed classic television series “Taxi,” a role which garnered him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, and nominations during every season of the show’s run. Hirsch also starred as John Lacey on the hit comedy series “Dear John,” for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy, before starring opposite Bob Newhart in the comedy series “George and Leo.” He recently made a special guest appearance in the pilot of Aaron Sorkin’s new series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Hirsch’s eclectic resume of film credits includes “King of the Gypsies,” “Ordinary People,” which garnered him an Oscar Nomination as Best Supporting Actor, “Without a Trace,” “Teachers,” “Independence Day,” “Man on the Moon,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Brother’s Shadow,” which was recently seen at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Broadway theatre credits include Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” Jules Feiffer’s “Knock Knock,” Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” Lanford Wilson’s “Talley’s Folley” (Tony and Drama Desk award Nominations), Herb Gardner’s “I’m Not Rapaport” (Tony Award winner), Herb Gardner’s “Conversations With My Father” (Tony Award Winner and Outer Critics Circle Award Winner), Herb Gardner’s “A Thousand Clowns,” “Art,” and “Sixteen Wounded.”
David Krumholtz as Charlie Eppes
This August, Krumholtz will co-star alongside Anthony Hopkins and Demi Moore in Emilio Estevez's highly-anticipated feature film "Bobby," the story of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 assassination at the Ambassador Hotel. He will also be seen in Jack Black's comedy "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny," out this November. He recently shot the television network mockumentary "Live!" about an executive putting together a reality show with contestants playing russian roulette, which will be released in 2007. Featured in Universal's Oscar-winning movie "Ray," for director Taylor Hackford, Krumholtz also starred in the cult-comedy favorite "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.” Additional credits for the big screen include "Serenity," "Santa Clause 2," "Slums of Beverly Hills," "The Mexican," "Sidewalks of New York," "Scorched," "Ten Things I Hate About You," " and Barry Levinson's critically-acclaimed "Liberty Heights." Notable television appearances include guest starring roles on “Undeclared,” “Freaks and Geeks,” and “ ER,” where he portrayed mentally disturbed patient Paul Sobriki, who fatally stabbed series regular Kellie Martin. Krumholtz received critical acclaim in the made-for-television film “Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie.”
Peter MacNicol as Larry Fleinhardt
After graduating from the University of Minnesota, MacNicol traveled the country as a regional repertory actor, before making his big screen debut as Galen, the heroic assistant sorcerer in “Dragonslayer.” After starring as Stingo in the critically acclaimed film “Sophie’s Choice,” opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, MacNicol went on to portray memorable roles in “Ghostbusters II,” “Addams Family Values,” “Housesitter,” “Dracula: Dead and Loving It,” directed by Mel Brooks, and “Bean.” On television, MacNicol starred in Norman Lear’s political sitcom “The Powers That Be,” and as Alan Birch on the medical drama “Chicago Hope,” before winning his most notable role to date, that of eccentric attorney John Cage in the smash hit series “Ally McBeal.” MacNicol won an Emmy Award in 2001 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Ally McBeal” and also directed and wrote select episodes of the show. MacNicol recently appeared alongside Jamie Foxx in the film “Breakin’ All the Rules.” He is currently adapting Dennis Covington’s acclaimed novel “Salvation on Sand Mountain” as a screenplay, which he will direct.
Rob Morrow as Don Eppes
Morrow is well known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of New York doctor-gone-Alaska, Joel Fleischman, on the hit television series, "Northern Exposure" which garnered him two Golden Globes and three Emmy Award nominations for "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series." Morrow also starred on the critically acclaimed Showtime original television series, "Street Time" as Kevin Hunter, a parolee who battles falling back into a life of crime while maintaining his family life. Morrow starred opposite Erika Alexander and Scott Cohen.
Morrow's other television credits include starring as John Wilkes Booth in the TNT movie "The Day Lincoln was Shot," the CBS Hallmark Entertainment mini-series "Only Love" opposite Marisa Tomei, the Showtime movie "The Thin Blue Lie" opposite Randy Quaid and Paul Sorvino and the CBS movie, "Jenifer" opposite Laura San Giacomo, Annabella Sciorra, Jane Kaczmarek, and Marisa Tomei.
Morrow's other directing credits include an episode of HBO's crime drama "Oz," three episodes of Showtime's original television series "Street Time," and three episodes of CBS' highly lauded drama "Joan of Arcadia." Morrow made his directorial debut with "The Silent Alarm," which premiered at the 1993 Seattle Film Festival, and went on to screen at the Hamptons, Boston, Edinburgh, and Sundance Film Festivals, with its television debut on Bravo.
On the big screen, Morrow starred in "Maze," an independent feature, which he also wrote, directed, and produced and co-starred Laura Linney and Craig Sheffer in November 2001.
Morrow's other film credits include: Michael Hoffman's critically acclaimed film, "The
Emperor's Club" Robert Redford's Oscar-nominated film "Quiz Show" and John Turturro, Daisy VonScherler Mayer's "The Guru", Albert Brooks' comedy "Mother," Bruce Beresford's
"Last Dance" and Sean Smith and Anthony Stark's "Into My Heart".
Navi Rawat as Amita Ramanjuan
Rawat will head the cast of Project Greenlight’s highly-anticipated foray into horror, “FEAST,” for producer Wes Craven and Dimension Films. Opening in September of 2006, viewers gained some initial insight into the project when Bravo rolled out their behind-the-scenes series which recently garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Reality Program. Rawat stars as Heroine in the film, which centers on a group of people ravaged by cannibalistic creatures in an isolated bar. No stranger to memorable arcs on acclaimed series, Rawat appeared as Melanie, the drug lord’s incarcerated girlfriend, on the first season of the Emmy Award-winning “24,” and as Theresa, the girlfriend from the wrong side of the tracks, on “The O.C.” Additional film credits include her role as Ben Kingsley’s daughter in the critically acclaimed film “House of Sand and Fog.” During her recent summer hiatus, Rawat was on location in New Mexico starring in the comedy film “Wanted: Undead or Alive,” opposite Chris Kattan and James Denton.
EPISODE 1: Pilot
In the premiere episode, Don races to capture a serial rapist who has begun to murder his victims. Charlie is recruited by Don to help track the killer. He creates a mathematical equation to identify the killer’s point of origin by working back from the crime scene locations. Charlie’s obsession with the case leads him to seek the insight of his colleague, physicist Dr. Larry Fleinhardt. Meanwhile, their father, Alan, is pleased to see his sons working together but fears their competitive nature will lead to trouble.
EPISODE 2: Uncertainty Principle
When Don and his team attempt to catch a pair of repeat bank robbers in Los Angeles,
Charlie devises an equation using probability and statistical analysis to pinpoint the location of their next robbery. Although his prediction for the next robbery is correct, his mathematical model turns out to be useless when the robber’s true motives are revealed. His frustration growing, Charlie’s desire to continue to help the FBI falters when a stake-out goes bad, leaving one agent dead and his brother, Don, with a gunshot wound.
EPISODE 3: Vector
When people start mysteriously dying in Los Angeles, Don and his FBI team is called in by the Public Health Service to determine if it is an act of bio-terrorism. Using Charlie's knowledge of the mathematics of diseases, they attempt to track the virus not only to stop it, but to find the point of origin in order to determine who is responsible and why -- only to be surprised by the motive of the suspect. Meanwhile, Don is surprised to learn that Charlie has been keeping a secret from him.
EPISODE 4: Structural Corruption
After an engineering student at CalSci is found dead from an apparent suicide, Charlie convinces Don to launch an investigation after he reads the student’s thesis that asserted that the architecturally magnificent Cole Center in Los Angeles is structurally unstable. Although reluctant at first, Don and his FBI agents discover that the student’s findings were correct and uncover a dangerous and surprising conspiracy. Meanwhile, Alan prepares for a first date and convinces Don and Terry to join them, hoping they might rekindle their old romance.
EPISODE 5: Prime Suspect
When a 5-year-old girl is kidnapped from her birthday party, Don and Terry lead the investigation but must rely on Charlie's help, as the girl's father, Ethan, is also a mathematician. Charlie realizes the kidnapper's motive when Ethan reveals that he is close to solving Riemann's Hypothesis, a difficult math problem. If solved, the solution could not only earn him with $1 million but could break the code for Internet security, unlocking the world's biggest financial secret.
EPISODE 6: Sabotage
While consulting with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) at the scene of the wreck, Don learns that this tragedy is one of a series of recreated accidents involving railroad negligence. As is the pattern with the previous train wrecks, an undecipherable numerical code is left at the site, which Don recruits Charlie to solve. By breaking the code, Charlie is able to establish that this accident was a recreation of a deadly wreck that left only one survivor several years ago. Don's investigation leads him and his team to a dangerous standoff with their suspect, who has surprising ties to the railway system.
EPISODE 7: Counterfeit Reality
Charlie is called in to use his mathematical expertise to pinpoint the location of the counterfeiters by analyzing the dispersion of the bogus money. In addition, he also discovers a surprising connection to the disappearance of a local artist. Meanwhile, Charlie realizes how little he knows about his brother when he meets someone from Don’s romantic past.
EPISODE 8: Identity Crisis
When a recent murder bears a strong resemblance to a murder case he closed a year ago,
Don questions whether he sent the wrong man to jail. As a favor to Don, Charlie examines the old case and finds flaws in the fingerprint and eyewitness systems that put their reliability into question.
EPISODE 9: Sniper Zero
Pressed for time to find the sniper, Don calls in a senior Sniper Instructor from Quantico (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips) to assist on the case, causing Charlie to feel insecure about his role as special consultant to the FBI. Feeling animosity towards Agent Edgerton at first, Charlie learns from him that human behavior could make his mathematical equations useless. Instead Edgerton encourages Charlie to get inside the head of the killer.
EPISODE 10: Dirty Bomb
Don and his team are called when it is discovered that a truck driver and his big rig carrying radioactive material have been hijacked and are now missing. They are pressed for time to find the truck when the hijackers threaten to detonate a dirty bomb in an undisclosed location in Los Angeles if they don't receive $20 million in 12 hours.
EPISODE 11: Sacrifice
After an independent computer researcher with a contract with the Defense Department is found murdered, Don and his team are called in to find out who is responsible. After Don recruits Charlie to decode the murder victim's cryptic computer data, Charlie uncovers he was working on a secret and potentially damaging project, forcing Charlie to question the impact of his own life's work.
EPISODE 12: Noisy Edge
Don and Agent Quimby of the NTSB investigate eyewitness accounts of a mysterious unidentified object flying dangerously close to downtown Los Angeles that has raised concern of a terrorist attack. After Charlie is recruited to help with the investigation, it is discovered that the flying object is part of a new technology that could revolutionize air travel. But the investigation takes a turn when they learn that the lead engineer is found murdered.
EPISODE 13: Manhunt
As Don investigates the prison bus crash, Charlie uses of probability analysis to conclude that the crash was not an accident but part of a conspiracy to free a dangerous killer. Now, Don and Charlie must discover the killer's lethal agenda and stop him before he is able to carry it out on the first season finale
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