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Mission: Impossible

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Mission: Impossible
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Premiere September 17, 1966
Finale March 30, 1973
Airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on MeTV
Creator Bruce Geller
Network CBS
Style 60-minute espionage drama
Company Desilu Productions (1966–1967)
Paramount Television (1968–1973)
Seasons 7
Episodes 171
Origin USA

Mission: Impossible is a espionage drama that aired on CBS.

It follows the exploits of the IMF (Impossible Missions Force). The IMF is a big organisation, and has many teams, but the series focuses on the team led by Dan Briggs (and later, Jim Phelps). The IMF are given missions deemed impossible by the government, but with the help of disguises, technology, and deception, the IMF prove weekly that nothing is impossible.

Mission: Impossible was revived in 1988 in an updated version on ABC, followed by a film series starring Tom Cruise, based loosely on the original series.

The series was produced by Desilu Productions until December 1967 (ending with the second season episode "The Photographer"), then by successor Paramount Television from January 1968 (beginning with "The Spy") until series' end. CBS Television Distribution handles syndication of the show.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Steven Hill Dan Briggs 1
Peter Graves Jim Phelps 2 3 4 5 6 7
Martin Landau Rollin Hand 1 2 3
Barbara Bain Cinnamon Carter 1 2 3
Greg Morris Barney Collier 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Peter Lupus Willy Armitage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Leonard Nimoy The Great Paris 4 5
Lesley Ann Warren Dana Lambert 5
Lynda Day George Lisa Casey 6 7
Sam Elliott Dr. Doug Lane 5 6
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Lee Meriwether Tracey 4
Barbara Anderson Mimi Davis 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 17, 1966 April 22, 1967 28
Season Two September 10, 1967 March 17, 1968 25
Season Three September 29, 1968 April 20, 1969 25
Season Four September 28, 1969 March 29, 1970 26
Season Five September 19, 1970 March 13, 1971 23
Season Six September 18, 1971 February 26, 1972 22
Season Seven September 16, 1972 March 30, 1973 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Television Collection December 11, 2012 56 purchase
Season Sets
The Complete First TV Season December 5, 2006 7 purchase
The Second TV Season June 5, 2007 7 purchase
The Third TV Season November 20, 2007 7 purchase
The Fourth TV Season May 13, 2008 7 purchase
The Fifth TV Season October 7, 2008 6 purchase
The Sixth TV Season April 28, 2009 6 purchase
The Final TV Season November 3, 2009 6 purchase

External Sites