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This crime drama series from ABC followed the cases of Lieutenant Frank Dain (James Wainwright) a detective with the Sacramento State Bureau of Missing Persons.

Dain was a man who possessed a genius for solving complicated, clueless mysteries – taking what little evidence he had, envisioning it all as a jigsaw puzzle then filling in the missing pieces until the puzzle was complete and he could solve the crime at hand.

Stories followed Frank as he used his expertise to solve missing persons cases.

Jigsaw initially aired on Thursdays at 9:00 pm (before moving to Saturday nights at 10:00 pm) and was rotated with two other series – Assignment Vienna and The Delphi Bureau – under the umbrella title of The Men.

Lt Frank Dain 
James Wainwright