Unforgettable Information

Unforgettable is an American crime/mystery television series that premiered on CBS on September 20, 2011. The series follows a female police detective with an unusually detailed memory.

On May 13, 2012, CBS canceled Unforgettable. TNT and Lifetime soon expressed interest in picking up the show, but ultimately passed on the series. On June 29, 2012, CBS reversed course, and confirmed that Unforgettable would return for a second season in summer 2013 with an order for 13 episodes. Season 2 is set to premiere Sunday, July 28 at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central.


Main article: List of Unforgettable episodes
Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit after her former boyfriend and partner asks for help with solving a case. The move allows her to try to find out the one thing she has been unable to remember, which is what happened the day her sister was murdered.

The opening narration by Poppy Montgomery is as follows:

"I'm Carrie Wells. Only a few people in the world have the ability to remember everything. I'm one of them. Pick any day of my life, and I can tell you what I saw or heard: faces, conversations, clues (which comes in handy when you're a cop.) If I miss something the first time it's okay. I can go back and look again. My life...is unforgettable."


Main cast

  • Poppy Montgomery as Det. Carrie Wells: The shows protagonist and somewhat titular rememberer. An enigmatic former Syracuse, New York police detective, Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything she has seen or heard. Her ability is very helpful to investigations she and her team are conducting. She's wanted to be a cop ever since her sister was murdered when she was a little girl. Nine years ago, she worked for the Syracuse Police Department for about five years, but after her sister's murder investigation was shut down, Carrie wanted a new life and moved to New York City. Since then, Carrie has tried to put her past behind her, but in the pilot, she joined the New York City Police Department's Queens Homicide when her former boyfriend and partner asks her for help with solving a case. The move allows her to try to find out the one thing she has been unable to remember: the man that was responsible for her sister's murder.
  • Dylan Walsh as Lt. Al Burns: The lead detective of the team Carrie works with, as well as Carrie's ex-partner and boyfriend from when she worked at Syracuse Police Department. After coming to her for help, Carrie and Al decide to work together once again to solve various cases. Even though they're not in a relationship anymore, but are still good friends, Al is very protective of Carrie.
  • Jane Curtin as Dr. Joanne Webster: Chief Medical Examiner of New York, she has been relegated to Queens district for speaking out against her superiors. As she's too senior to be fired, they hope to force her to resign. She is very interested in Carrie and her sister's murder as she has had experience with tenaciously hunting down leads for cold cases.
  • Kevin Rankin as Det. Roe Sanders (Season 1): A junior detective who's one of Carrie and Al's co-workers. He tends to make good-natured jokes about Carrie's ability and he is fond of a female techno-geek who aids the group with their cases. Roe also tends to have doubts about most cases.
  • Michael Gaston as Det. Mike Costello (Season 1): Another one of Carrie and Al's co-workers and Al's right-hand man.
  • Daya Vaidya as Det. Nina Inara (Season 1): Another one of Carrie and Al's co-workers, Nina is a sassy, street-smart cop.

Recurring cast

  • Britt Lower as Tanya Sitkowsky: A techno-geek who works with the group, Tanya can trace calls of even burners. Tanya is also fond of Roe.
  • Omar Metwally as ADA Adam Gilroy: A persistent assistant DA who is unaware that Carrie has Hyperthymesia, he has assisted the squad with some cases.
  • Deanna Dunagan as Alice Wells, Carrie's mother, who has Early-onset Alzheimer's disease and is currently living at a recovery home.


The hour-long program is based on J. Robert Lennon's short story "The Rememberer". The series was created by Ed Redlich and John Bellucci and co-produced with Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman for CBS, where it made its debut on September 20, 2011. The series is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television. On October 25, 2011, CBS picked up the series for a full first season of 22 episodes.

Serving as a consultant on the series is actress Marilu Henner, who like the series' lead character Carrie Wells, possesses hyperthymesia in real life. She had a guest spot in the episode "Golden Bird", as Wells' aunt, who is suffering from symptoms similar to that of Wells' mother's early-onset Alzheimer's disease.


The series has received mixed reviews from critics, earning a score of 57/100 from Metacritic.


Season Episodes Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV Season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1 22 Tuesday 10:00 p.m. September 20, 2011 May 8, 2012 2011"2012 #24 12.11
2 13 Sunday 9:00 p.m. July 28, 2013 2013 TBA TBA


Unforgettable was nominated for Favorite New TV Drama at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama Unforgettable


On the 3rd of September 2012, the first season was released in Australia.

International broadcasts

Country Channel Premiere date
Nine Network
RTBF (in French) April 26, 2012
VIJFtv May 3, 2012
AXN February 2, 2012
CTV September 20, 2011
V (in French) September 4, 2012
AXN Crime
TV3 (Denmark) May 21, 2012
Kanal 2
TF1 January 2, 2013
Sat.1 October 11, 2012
AXN Crime
SkjárEinn April 24, 2012
Fox Crime (Italy) February 1, 2012
Star World India March 8, 2012
WOWOW July 17, 2012
AXN Middle & South America
Middle East OSN First
RTL4 January 7, 2013
TV3 (Norway)
TV ONE July 9, 2012
AXN November 12, 2011
TVSeries October 5, 2011
AXN November 10, 2011
Domashny May 1, 2012
Cuatro July 3, 2012
TV3 (Sweden)
RSI La 1 (in Italian) September 11, 2012
Sky Living January 10, 2012

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