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1-800-Missing - Missing DVDs To Be Uncovered In January! **UPDATED!!**

Posted by David Lambert
These days (since a makeover of the show for the second season) this Lifetime Channel original series is simply called Missing, and stars Vivica A. Fox. But during its first season on the air the show was called 1-800-MISSING, and starred Gloria Reuben (formerly of ER). Then, as now, Caterina Scorsone co-stars as FBI Agent Jess Mastriani, who after getting hit by lightning, develops the ability to find missing people. Don't worry, she - and her team of FBI agents, whether Fox or Reuben leads them - WILL find you!

Expect to see The Complete 1st Season arrive on DVD this January 3rd. Lions Gate expects to place the cost of this at $39.98 SRP for 18 hour-long episodes. Look for guest stars to pop up, including Oscar-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl, plus Richard Roundtree of Shaft fame (he has popped up in Desperate Housewives a lot, too) and Harry Hamlin from L.A. Law. Stay tuned and we'll bring you box art and more details once they become available.

Readers catching our news post (above) these past 6-7 hours have written in (thanks to each of you), pointing out that has a pre-order listing for a January release of this show, but NOT a January 3rd release of Season 1 with Gloria Reuben. Instead they are seeing a January 24th release of Missing - Season 2 with Vivica A. Fox!

With this in mind, let's take a look at what the sources were of TVShowsOnDVD's earlier information: first, a few days ago we received an e-mail from one of our industry contacts, who merely said "Hey, ...keep an eye out soon for LG [LG = Lions Gate Entertainment- Dave] to announce the first DVD of 'Missing' for the first week of January." Then the info seemed to be confirmed with the latest issue of Video Business, which states in their "Just Announced..." column to expect the Gloria Reuben season (which they labeled as "Missing: Season 1") on January 3rd, at a $39.98 price.

But Lions Gate hasn't officially announced either one, yet, so we'll need to get in touch with them and see what exactly is going on here. For now, though, it's probably safe to assume that Amazon is the correct source, and that it will be Season 2 with Vivica A. Fox, and therefore that January 24th is the correct date. After all, the cover art Amazon provides DOES make for a convincing argument:

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We apologize for any confusion we may have unwittingly passed along. We'll double-check with our own source, of course, and see what the situation is. But at this point we'll probably wait on the studio to inform us officially on this title to clear up the matter. Stay tuned, and we'll let you know!

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