Awake is police procedural fantasy drama that originally aired on NBC for one season from March 1 to May 24, 2012. The pilot episode had an early release on Hulu on February 16, 2012, two weeks before the series' premiere on television. The show's central character is Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs), a detective who works for the Los Angeles Police Department. Kyle Killen, the series' creator, was primarily responsible for the program's concept; although he served as a writer, he avowed that writing episode scripts was difficult. Killen also served as an executive producer (with David Slade) of the pilot episode. Jeffrey Reiner and Howard Gordon then continued producing (with Killen) for Gordon's Teakwood Lane Productions.
Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality (where he wears a red wristband), his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) survives the accident; in the other reality (where he wears a green wristband), his son Rex (Dylan Minnette) survives. Michael does not know which reality is real and uses the wristbands to differentiate between the two. He sees two therapists: Dr. Jonathan Lee (BD Wong) in the "red reality" and Dr. Judith Evans (Cherry Jones) in the "green reality". At work, Michael's erratic behavior triggers clashes with his team; they do not know about Michael's uncanny ability to solve crimes using details from both realities.
Awake averaged 4.8 million viewers per episode, ranking 125th in viewership for the 2011–12 season. A critical success, Awake's cast was praised, particularly Isaacs' performance as Michael. On May 11, after 11 of the 13 produced episodes had aired, the show was canceled due to low ratings, although NBC aired the remaining episodes in the series' original time slot. Fans of the show created a "Save Awake" campaign to convince networks to revive the show, which was unsuccessful. Awake was one of eight honorees for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.
aired from: Mar 2012 to: May 2012
Jason Isaacs as Det. Michael Britten
Laura Allen as Hannah Britten
Steve Harris as Det. Isaiah "Bird" Freeman
B.D. Wong as Dr. John Lee
Dylan Minnette as Rex Britten
Wilmer Valderrama as Det. Efrem Vega
Cherry Jones as Dr. Judith Evans
Michaela McManus as Tara
After a car accident, a police detective finds his mind alternating between two parallel realities, one in which his son was killed and one in which his wife was killed. He doesn't know if either reality is real, but discovers how to use clues from one reality to solve crimes in the other.
1. 1-1 01 Mar 12 Pilot
2. 1-2 08 Mar 12 The Little Guy
3. 1-3 15 Mar 12 Guilty
4. 1-4 22 Mar 12 Kate is Enough
5. 1-5 29 Mar 12 Oregon
6. 1-6 05 Apr 12 That's Not My Penguin
7. 1-7 12 Apr 12 Ricky's Tacos
8. 1-8 19 Apr 12 Nightswimming
9. 1-9 26 Apr 12 Game Day
10. 1-10 03 May 12 Slack Water
11. 1-11 10 May 12 Say Hello to My Little Friend
12. 1-12 17 May 12 Two Birds
13. 1-13 24 May 12 Turtles All the Way Down