The Dead Zone, also known as Stephen King's Dead Zone (in the USA) is an American/Canadian science fiction drama television series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, credited as "based on characters" from Stephen King's 1979 novel of the same name, first aired in 2002, and was produced by Lionsgate Television and Paramount Network Television (later CBS Paramount Network Television) for the USA Network.
The show was originally commissioned for UPN, but the network dropped the show and it was picked up by USA. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for its first five seasons. The sixth and last season was billed as "The season that changes everything" and production was moved to Montreal.The Dead Zone was expected to be renewed for a seventh season but due to then-low ratings and the high production costs, the series was canceled in December 2007 without a series finale. It was rumored Syfy would pick up the series after it was canceled by USA, but no plans came to fruition.