In Plain Sight: Season 1 (2008)



Critic Consensus: Decently plotted but occasionally generic, In Plain Sight benefits greatly from the presence of lead actress Mary McCormack.


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U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) relocates federal witnesses while dealing with her dysfunctional family and friends in the first season of this crime drama. Working for the secretive Federal Witness Protection Program (WITSEC) and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary protects the innocent and the most deadly criminals alike, helping them transition safely into their new identities. She's joined on the job by her partner Marshall Mann (Frederick Weller) and boss Stan McQueen (Paul Ben-Victor). Drama in her personal life is created by her mother Jinx (Lesley Ann Warren), a recovering alcoholic; wayward younger sister Brandi (Nichole Hiltz); and fiancé Raphael Ramirez (Cristián de la Fuente), a minor league baseball player. In this season, Mary's cases include protecting a boy due to testify against his father for the murder of his mother, a man who brings his wife and mistress along for witness protection, and a woman whose new boyfriend is also in WITSEC.


Mary McCormack
as Mary Shannon
Frederick Weller
as Marshall Mann
Paul Ben-Victor
as Stan McQueen
Nichole M. Hiltz
as Brandi Shannon
Nichole Hiltz
as Brandi Shannon
Lesley Ann Warren
as Jinx Shannon
Todd Williams
as Robert "Bobby D" Dershowitz
Marcus Lyle Brown
as Scott Worley
Gregory Cruz
as Edwin Talltrees
Dave Foley
as Thorst Vanderhoff
Missi Pyle
as Treena Morris
Tomas Sanchez
as Jamie Cruz
Sherry Stringfield
as Marci Arnstein
Derrex Brady
as Chris Worley
David Dittmer
as Kyle Talltrees
Justin Ocksrider
as Frankie Santoro Jr.
Tom Schuch
as Father O'Brien
Matthew Page
as Husband
Joanna Cassidy
as Deandra Bevins
Judith Jones
as Liz McRoy
David Garver
as Pat Conner
Brian Gamble
as Ngwama Mubutu
Yorgo Constantine
as Richie Mastro
John Ales
as Jay Arnstein
Gerald Brodin
as David Martin
Rio Alexander
as Dave Thundercloud
Debrianna Mansini
as Betty Thundercloud
David Maples
as Airport Traffic Cop
P. David Miller
as Agent Bob Carlton
Frank Bond
as Mark Bevins
Jonathan Joss
as Joseph Parker
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Critic Reviews for In Plain Sight Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (12)

A definite for any summer TV To-Watch list; don't cross it off until you've seen at least one.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

In Plain Sight could double as a handy guide to cop-drama mediocrity.

Jun 1, 2008 | Full Review…

Mary doesn't win 'em all, but "In Plain Sight" is a W for USA.

Jun 1, 2008 | Full Review…

A pilot episode can only do so much, and even with these problems, the bones of a solid show are there. Mary McCormack is a strong lead actress and the supporting cast has potential.

Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

with its unique take on girl power, In Plain Sight is likely to find an audience. After all, there aren't many other shows about a take-charge kind of woman who eschews power pumps for a gun and a sensible pair of shoes.

Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With this shaded tone and careful plotting going for it, In Plain Sight is a welcome addition to USA's line-up of detective shows.

Jun 1, 2008 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

This opportunity for lighter moments, coupled with the complicated nature of Mary's character, makes "In Plain Sight" a little less vanilla.

Jun 1, 2008 | Full Review…

It's all a bit ridiculous and the writing is scary, although the stars are first rate and the locales are pretty good too.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is pilot-itis - trying to introduce the entire cast and give them something to do and say, thus resulting in a jumble of mostly unconnected actions and emotions.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

So far, I like it a lot. Whether this is enough to get In Plain Sight through the summer is uncertain.

Jan 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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