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Tru Calling
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Intertitle
Genre Supernatural
Drama
Science fiction
Created by Jon Harmon Feldman
Starring Eliza Dushku
Zach Galifianakis
Shawn Reaves
A.J. Cook
Jessica Collins
Benjamín Benítez
Matthew Bomer
and Jason Priestley
Opening theme "Somebody Help Me" by Full Blown Rose
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 plus original pilot (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run October 30, 2003 (2003-10-30) – April 21, 2005 (2005-04-21)

Tru Calling is an American television sci-fi drama that premiered on Fox Network on October 30, 2003. It ran for two seasons before being canceled.

Created by Jon Harmon Feldman, the series is produced by Original Film and Oh That Gus!, Inc. and distributed internationally by 20th Century Fox Television.

The show stars Eliza Dushku as Tru Davies, a woman who intended to go to medical school after graduating from college, but ends up taking a job at the city morgue. It is while working at the morgue that dead bodies start asking her for help and Tru re-lives the day, trying to keep a death from happening.

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Premise

Tru Davies (Eliza Dushku) is a young woman who intended to go to medical school after graduating from college. When her internship with a local hospital falls through, Tru takes an unexpected job with the city morgue. While working there, a dead woman asks for her help and Tru suddenly wakes up to find that the day has restarted and finds herself compelled to stop the death, which may be the result of anything from suicide to murder. In the course of the re-run day, Tru often takes the opportunity to rectify various personal situations involving her family and friends.

Supporting characters in the series include Harrison Davies (Shawn Reaves), Tru's irresponsible younger brother (who becomes a loyal asset to Tru by the end of the first season), and Davis (Zach Galifianakis), her socially-challenged but loyal friend, confidante, and supervisor at the Morgue.

As the series progresses, it is revealed that several years earlier, Davis had a fateful encounter with Tru's mother (who was, apparently, the last person to receive the "calling" before her daughter).

Supporting characters present in only a portion of the series included: Meredith Davies (Jessica Collins), Tru's older sister; Lindsay Walker (A. J. Cook), her best friend in the first season; Luc Johnston (Matthew Bomer), her love interest in the first season; and Gardez (Benjamin Benitez), her former co-worker at the morgue. The character of Meredith was inexplicably written out of the series in the middle of the first season and never mentioned again. Characters would speak about their family history as though Meredith had never existed.

Jack Harper (Jason Priestley), a counterpart to Tru's character, is introduced midseason as a foil. He is there to make sure fate gets its way and introduces a philosophical aspect to Tru's endeavors: should she be saving the lives of people who may have been intended to die? In the second season, Tru and Jack compete to get to a person first — she to save them and he to restore the order of fate and maintain the balance of the universe as he understands it. It is eventually revealed that Tru's father had played a similarly antagonistic role to Tru's mother. The series was canceled before Tru or Harrison finds out about her father, though it was revealed that he intended to tell Harrison and attempt to get him on their side.

Episodes

Twenty-six episodes were produced before the series was canceled. Neither Fox nor CH in Canada aired the final episode due to its Christmas theme.[1] The final episode was shown on TV in the United States on January 21, 2008 when it aired as part of a marathon on Sci Fi Channel.

Cast

Main characters
Special guest stars

Season two featured some recurring "Special Guest Stars", notably:

Guest stars

Tru's two medical school friends were also recurring characters in Season two:

Production

Tru Calling was created by executive producer/writer Jon Harmon Feldman and was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Marty Adelstein, Neal H. Moritz, Dawn Parouse and R. W. (Bob) Goodwin are also executive producers.[2] The pilot episode was directed by Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce.

Reception

Tru Calling received mixed reviews from fans and critics. The series received two nominations at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards, "Choice Breakout TV Show" and "Choice Breakout TV Star - Female" for Eliza Dushku.[3] Dushku was also nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films at the 30th Saturn Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series.[3]

Cancellation

On April 20, 2005, Fox announced that the second season's sixth and final episode would not be aired. The series would end its run one week early due to the following week's episode being Christmas-themed and would not air in line with the Christmas season.

American ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Tru Calling on Fox. The Last episode was shown on Sci Fi.

Note: Each U.S. network television season begins in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.

Season Timeslot
(Thursdays)
TV
Season
U.S. Season
Premiere
U.S. Season
Finale
Season
Rank
Viewers
(in millions)
1 8:00 / 7:00 pm 2003–2004 October 30, 2003 April 29, 2004 #151[4] 4.50[4]
2 9:00 / 8:00 pm 2004–2005 March 31, 2005 January 21, 2008 #121[5] 4.89[5]
These episodes (intended for fall 2004) did not air in the United States until the Sci Fi Channel aired them,
  and that the second season originally aired in New Zealand from 4 February 2005 – 11 March 2005.

International syndication

Season two of Tru Calling first aired in New Zealand on TV3 beginning February 4, 2005, with the final episode shown on March 11, 2005, in Croatia, the following March; and, after nearly a year-long hiatus, in the U.S. beginning March 31, 2005. In the United Kingdom, the second season began October 12, 2006, on Sky One.

The complete series also aired in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Pakistan, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore and Slovakia.

DVD releases

The Complete First Season
Set details Special features
  • Bonus Featurettes:[6]
    • "Finding The Calling: The Pilot
    • "The Tru Path: Season One"
    • Evil Comes Calling: A Late Season Twist"
    • Selected Episode Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • "Somebody Help Me" Music Video by Full Blown Rose
Canada United States North America  United Kingdom  Australia
Episodes 20 N / A 20
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 1.78:1
Running Time 880 minutes 880 minutes
Audio English (Dolby Digital Surround) English (Dolby Digital Surround)
Subtitles English, Spanish, French None
No. of Discs 6 6
Region(s) 1 (NTSC) 2, 4 (PAL)
Rating Not Rated M
Release dates November 30, 2004[6] August 9, 2005
The Complete Second Season
Set details Special features
  • Bonus Featurettes:[7]
    • Making-Of Featurette
TruCalling S2.jpg
Canada United States North America  United Kingdom  Australia
Episodes 6 N / A 6
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 1.78:1
Running Time 264 minutes 264 minutes
Audio English (Dolby Digital Surround) English (Dolby Digital Surround)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish None
No. of Discs 2 2
Region(s) 1 (NTSC) 2, 4 (PAL)
Rating Not Rated M
Release dates November 15, 2005[7] August 9, 2005
The Complete Series
Set details Special features
  • Bonus Featurettes:[8]
  • Selected Episode Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 4 Featurettes
    • "Finding The Calling: The Pilot"
    • "The Tru Path: Season One"
    • "Evil Comes Calling: A Late Season Twist"
    • "Tru Calling: Opposing Forces"
  • "Somebody Help Me" Music video by Full Blown Rose
  • Easter Egg: Zach Galifianakis' audition tape
Canada United States North America  United Kingdom  Australia
Episodes 26 26 26
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 1.78:1 1.78:1
Running Time 1094 Minutes 1094 Minutes 1094 Minutes
Audio English (Dolby Digital Surround) English (Dolby Digital Surround) English (Dolby Digital Surround)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish English, Swedish, French, Spanish None
No. of Discs 8 8 8
Region(s) 1 (NTSC) 2 (PAL) 4 (PAL)
Rating Not Rated 15 M
Release dates August 12, 2008[9] June 27, 2005[8] October 24, 2006

References

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Tru Calling (2003–2005) is an American television show starring Eliza Dushku as Tru Davies, a medical-school graduate and morgue worker who finds herself periodically reliving the previous day whenever one of her "clients" asks her to save them from their fate.

Contents

Season 1

Pilot [1.1]

Professor...: I meant what I said Tru, now that you graduated we can go public.
Davis: Um, most girls as pretty as you that come here, well, they're dead.
Tru: I'll be applying to medical school in the Fall & my advisor thought it might be a good idea.

Putting Out Fires [1.2]

Nick Kelly: See, I knew we'd have that kiss before the day was over.
Tru: She's hiding under her bed, but send someone else please.
Nick: It's my job Tru, I'm as stubborn as you are.
Tru: I thought when you asked me for help, it was for you, now I know it was for Samantha... You saved her, everyone's calling you a hero. I don't wanna I sound selfish but I wanted both of you. You said your job was to help people, all they have to do is ask So is mine, so ask me, please. I'm not leaving till you ask, so please ask me Nick, please just ask.

Brother's Keeper [1.3]

Harrison: She needs me, I love her, & she needs me.
Tru: You can't save her it's not your responsiblity, you go there tonight you're gonna kill him.
Harry: Fine, he deserves what he gets.

Tru: And then what, you end up where in jail for life or worse.

Harry: Well what, do want me to be like dad, stand by helplessly & watch the woman I love get murdered, is that what you want?
Tru: No, don't make her into mom either. Don't make this about saving mom. Harrison, look at me would you look at me, I'm 22 years old & one way or another I've lost everyone I've ever loved, our mother to a bullet, Father to lack of interest, Meredith to coke & ambition, don't you see I can't lose you to. Otherwise, I'll have no one left... I'm cursed, because I can see the future and if you go there right now, I'll have no one. Without you, I am all alone.
Harry: You will never lose me Tru... But I have to go I gotta go.

Past Tense [1.4]

Tru: ................................

Haunted [1.5]

Paige: I'm not your baby, & I'm not your girl, Don't touch me.
Davis: Okay, hotshot; bonus question you ready?
Tru: Hit me.
Tru: the moon & the stars, it's the neighbor.
Bitchy neighbor: You don't know what your saying
Paige: For the first time in years I know exactly what I'm saying.
Bitchy Neighbor: Paige, Paige, you've aways been a smart girl be smart now.
Paige: I'm a child, you son of a bitch, I was 9.

Star-Crossed [1.6]

Tru: I have no idea what your talking about...

Morning After [1.7]

Closer [1.8]

Luc: It's me, 1 is feeling better & the other is way 2 far away from u.
Tru: That's what u came here 2 tell me?
Meridith: Um, no actually, I came 2 find out what dad said 2 u.
Tru: Don't know haven't called back.

Murder in the Morgue [1.09]

Reunion [1.10]

The Longest Day [1.11]

Valentine [1.12]

Drop Dead Gorgeous [1.13]

Daddy's Girl [1.14]

Getaway [1.15]

Two Pair [1.16]

Death Becomes Her [1.17]

Rear Window [1.18]

D.O.A [1.19]

Two Weddings and a Funeral [1.20]

Jack: Don’t get your hopes up, I just came in to give my two weeks’ notice.

Tru: Don’t bother. Davis took you off the payroll when we realized you were Death.

Harrison: Dude i'm still alive. I died yesterday

Season 2

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