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Think 'Taken' the TV show: ABC schedules summer series about a kid gone missing

No, Liam Neeson is not doing a small-screen version of Taken for ABC. But the Alphabet is developing a series that’s similar to the 2008 film about a former spy who’s daughter is kidnapped overseas. In Missing, which was written by Greg Poirier and executive produced by Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo through ABC Studios, a young man disappears while in Italy for a summer internship so his mom travels to Europe to track him down. It soon becomes clear, however, that she’s no ordinary woman. That’s because she used to work for the CIA!

The drama is expected to air this summer.

(What’s that, you say? Don’t care about June and July programming and would prefer, instead, to review what ABC and the other networks may have in store for fall? Well, then check out our handy development list here.)

Originally posted January 27 2011 — 6:52 PM EST

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