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July 31, 2005 - Dec. 26, 2005

Lee Tergesen played U.S. Marshal Eddie Drake in this series produced by Spelling TV for cable channel TNT.

The gritty, action-packed crime thriller was shot entirely on location around Los Angeles. It follows a specialized team of law enforcement officers as they track down L.A.'s 100 most wanted criminals. The show was created by Jorge Zamacona, a writer from Lee's days on "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Eddie Drake is a character who definitely makes an impression. That includes his style: He is fond of shirts with no sleeves, he sports long hair and mustache and roars around in a muscle car or a motorbike. And then there's his attitude -- snarky and brash. "He's sort of a loose cannon with a quick wit," Tergesen said in an interview with the Jersey Journal. "He's somebody who of course is intense. I always wind up playing somebody a little intense. Maybe I'm just intense."

Read more background about Eddie Drake and "Wanted" on the News and Interviews page.

EPISODE GUIDE - Summaries and Galleries

1.1 - Rush - July 31, 2005

No Lee. This pilot episode was filmed in October 2004, but Lee did not sign on to the series until early 2005 -- after his run in "The Foreigner" was over. The rest of the series was taped in spring and summer 2005. Click the links below for episode galleries and summaries.

1.2 - The Wild Bunch - Aug. 7, 2005

1.3 - Rubbing One Out - Aug. 14, 2005

1.4 - Badlands - Aug. 21, 2005

1.5 - The Promise of Darkness - Aug. 28, 2005

1.6 - Sex Pistols - Sept. 4, 2005

1.7 - Click Click Boom - Sept. 11, 2005
1.8 - Ronin - Sept. 18, 2005

1.9 - Shoot to Thrill - Dec. 5, 2005

1.10 - Lips are Lips - Dec. 6, 2005

1.11 - La Pistola y el Corazon - Dec. 12, 2005

1.12 - The Last Temptation - Dec. 19, 2005

1.13 - Judas - Dec. 26, 2005


CONRAD ROSE: Played by Gary Cole (IMDb), who most recently had been the vice president on "West Wing."  Lt. Conrad "Connie" Rose is the leader of the Fugitive Task Force. He comes from L.A. Metro SWAT. Rose struggles to balance time for his two kids with the demands of the job, while keeping the peace with his estranged wife, Lucinda (played by DeeDee Pfeiffer).

EDDIE DRAKE: Played by Lee Tergesen, starting in second episode. Drake is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service and graduate of the L.A. Metro Police Academy, where Rose was his training officer. He is on administrative leave from the Marshals because of shooting a fugitive, so he's busy owning and running a dive called the Chowder Barge when Rose recruits for the task force. 

JIMMY McGLOIN: Played by Ryan Hurst (IMDb),  the son of Rick Hurst, who played Deputy Cletus Hogg in "The Dukes of Hazzard." The conservative, religious McGloin is a federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) field agent.

CARLA MERCED: Played by Rashida Jones (IMDb), the daughter of Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones. From Naval Intelligence, Merced is a specialist in hostage negotiations and profiling.

TOMMY RODRIGUEZ: Played by Benjamín Benítez (IMDb). According to TNT, FBI Special Agent Rodriguez uses his charm as readily as a gun in pursuit of LA's worst offenders.

Played by Josey Scott (IMDb), the lead singer of the Tennesee-based heavy metal band Saliva.  Gronbeck, from LAPD,  is the team's technical genius.

Played by Brendan Kelly (IMDb), who played Wolfgang Cutler in "Oz." Kelly is a federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, who is killed by a stray bullet in the first episode, opening a spot on the team for Eddie Drake.

Related Links

Promo photos

News and interviews

TNT's official site

TNT site (Flash version)


Eddie Drake fanvid
made by Colleen_Detroit!

(at YouTube)

Behind the Scenes
cast video from TNT
Lee is featured prominently!


"Wanted" premiered July 31, 2005, but Lee's character didn't appear until the second episode, which aired Aug. 7. 

The first eight episodes were shown during a "summer season" run that concluded Sept. 18, 2005. The series returned Dec. 5, 2005, for a "winter season" consisting of the five remaining episodes.

In an interview posted Nov. 21, 2005, Lee was optimistic "Wanted" would return for another season, but as of the week of Dec. 18, 2005, sources involved in the making of the show report that "Wanted" has been canceled. TNT made the cancellation official on Jan. 22, 2006. According to an article in Variety, TNT execs were looking for a better pairing for the top-rated drama "The Closer." "Wanted" delivered solid ratings -- its first season averaged 2.5 million viewers -- but wasn't creatively in sync with TNT's growing focus on character-driven drama.


TNT also presented "Ignition," an interactive comic book featuring the characters from "Wanted." 

Lee in first issue

See the comic
at TNT site

The bar that Eddie Drake owns, The Chowder Barge, is a real place! 
Click here for photo 
taken by Colleen_Detroit.