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Alert: Missing Persons Unit

Alert: Missing Persons Unit

  • Premiered: 
    January 8, 2023
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Police
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Jamie Foxx and showrunner/writer John Eisendrath, ALERT: MISSING PERSONS UNIT is a one-hour drama series about the Philadelphia Police Department's Missing Persons Unit (MPU). The unit is headed by Nikki Batista who recruits her ex-husband Jason Grant to work together at the MPU, when Jason receives a possible proof of life photo that their own missing son Keith is very much alive, after disappearing six years earlier. At the MPU, Grant and Batista work alongside a team of highly skilled individuals including Batista's current love interest Mike Sherman; Kemi Adebayo who is proficient in many languages, highly discerning of visual clues, and uses her know-how as a shaman to take a holistic approach to her job; and forensic anthropologist Chemingway, who is a master at reconstructing the faces of those who have disappeared. Together, the team works to find the missing, abducted, or kidnapped, and help reunite them with their loved ones before it's too late. On Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 8pm ET/5pm PT (after the NFL on FOX), ALERT premiered on FOX, followed by its time-period premiere the next day (Monday, January 9, 2023) at 9pm ET/PT. In the series premiere, "Chloe," The MPU investigates the abduction of a young child, whose abduction is likely revenge related to her father's work. Then, in the second episode, "Hugo," Jason, Nikki and the MPU team investigate when a woman runs down a man and forces him to get in her car at gunpoint. Meanwhile, more information about Keith's kidnapper comes to light.
On Monday, February 27, 2023 from 8-10pm ET/PT, FOX premiered the two-hour season finale of ALERT: MISSING PERSONS UNIT. In the season ender, "Briana Max," when a bride goes missing on her wedding day, Mike and Kemi discover the woman was living a deceptive life. Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding Keith's disappearance starts to unravel as he tells Jason and Nikki more details about his time in captivity and leads them to a cabin where they find a horrifying scene.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by FOX Entertainment


  • - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA