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Unforgettable Pilot Preview

Pilot Scoop: Unforgettable

Some familiar faces return to television this Fall, including former Nip/Tuck alum Dylan Walsh and Without a Trace's Poppy Montgomery, who have teamed up for CBS's new crime show, Unforgettable. Montgomery revisits familiar territory, starring in her second procedural with the network, but this time around, her character has a unique talent that helps her solve crimes.


  • What it's about: Montgomery stars as Carrie Wells, a former detective with a rare condition called hyperthymesia, which allows her to recall the minutest details of events in her life. When she unexpectedly crosses paths with her former colleague and boyfriend Al Burns (Walsh), he convinces her to return to crime solving as a consultant for the New York Police Department.
  • Where it works: We flash back with Carrie as she dissects her memories of everything from witness accounts to victims' home decor. With a TV landscape robust with the crime show procedural that revolves around DNA evidence, it's interesting to see how something as simple as a recalled shadow or photo hanging on a wall can help break a case.
  • Where it doesn't: The only thing that escapes Carrie's memory are the details surrounding her sister's murder, which occurred when the siblings were young children. We've seen TV detectives, like Horatio on CSI: Miami and Adrian on Monk get caught up in solving the murder mysteries of loved ones, so it's hard to find this backstory compelling or original.
  • You might like this show if: You like crime shows where investigators have amazing observational skills, like The Mentalist or Lie to Me.
  • When it's on: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Watch a preview when you read more.

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