Friday, March 19, 2010
In Plain Sight Returns With Season 3
That's right, Mary's back! U.S. Marshals Mary Shannon and Marshall Mann return in Season 3 of In Plain Sight, premiering Wednesday, March 31, on USA at 10/9c. We finally get to see the aftermath of Mary being shot point-blank while trying to protect one of her more idiotic witnesses.
The gang's (almost) all here as In Plain Sight returns with its core cast of Mary (Mary McCormack), Marshall (Fred Weller), and boss Stan (Paul Ben-Victor)*. Word is some of the supporting characters will be reduced to guest star appearances, and the overall tone is in for a makeover. You can read all the details of the In Plain Sight rework in my full write-up: In Plain Sight: New Season, New Timeslot, New Showrunner.
After the angsty, bitch!Mary segments we had to endure to the nth degree last season, a rewrite of the tone is definitely in order. We'll find out Wednesday if the changes imposed are for the better. I'm not happy about the timeslot change, as I enjoyed the one-two punch of USA's Law & Order: CI and In Plain Sight on Sunday nights. Now both shows will be up against heavier primetime contenders; In Plain Sight premieres against dramas CSI: NY and Law & Order SVU. Not sure this is the wisest course of action for a ratings win.
*[Edited: 3/31/10. Originally reported that Holly Maples as Eleanor would be back; unfortunately that turns out to not be the case.]
Watch In Plain Sight on USA, Wednesday nights starting March 31, at 10/9c.
PHOTO: Mary, Eleanor, and Marshall evesdrop electronically on boss Stan; In Plain Sight season 2 finale screencap, c2009 Universal Media Studios, USA Network.