Raines is a crime drama television series that ran from March 15, 2007 to April 27 2007 on NBC in the United States. The show premiered as a mid-season replacement, as well as airing on CH in Canada, TV3 in Ireland, ITV3 in the UK and on Network Ten in Australia.
The series focuses on Michael Raines (Jeff Goldblum), a 'mentally-haunted' LAPD detective, who interacts with imaginary manifestations of dead crime victims in order to solve criminal cases. Raines must deal with his unique, unintentional method, as it causes problems with his co-workers and in his personal life.
The first two episodes aired on Thursday nights (March 15 and March 22) at 10:00 PM Eastern Time during the timeslot normally occupied by ER. The third episode aired eight days later, taking up its regular Friday at 9:00 PM timeslot.
Mykelti Williamson appeared in a cameo role, in the pilot episode, as Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith, a role he originated on the 2002-03 NBC-TV series Boomtown, also created by Raines creator Graham Yost, and set in Los Angeles.
Luis Guzmán was originally cast in the role of Charlie Lincoln, but after the pilot was shot, he was replaced by Malik Yoba. NBC then asked that the producers reshoot the scenes in which he appeared.
A script entitled "Every Picture Tells a Story" was written but not filmed; this would have been episode production number 108.
|#||Episode||Air Date||Timeslot (ET)||Season||Rating||Share||18–49||Viewers||Rank|
|1||"Pilot"||March 15, 2007||Thursday 10:00 PM||2006–2007||6.7||12||2.9||10.46||# 23|
|2||"Meet Juan Doe"||March 22, 2007||Thursday 10:00 PM||2006–2007||5.9||10||2.5||8.71||# 33|
|3||"Reconstructing Alice"||March 30, 2007||Friday 9:00 PM||2006–2007||4.8||9||1.9||6.97||# 50|
|4||"Stone Dead"||April 6, 2007||Friday 9:00 PM||2006–2007||4.4||8||1.7||6.67||# 53|
|5||"5th Step"||April 13, 2007||Friday 9:00 PM||2006-2007||4.1||7||1.5||6.45||# 59|
|6||"Inner Child"||April 20, 2007||Friday 9:00 PM||2006-2007||3.9||7||1.3||5.87||# 63|
|7||"Closure"||April 27, 2007||Friday 9:00 PM||2006-2007||3.8||7||1.4||5.59||# 61|