In a global cataclysm, ``The Sudden Departure,'' 140 million people just disappeared. Three years later, residents of Mapleton, N.Y., try to maintain equilibrium when the notion of ``normal'' no longer applies. Keen grief has divided families and turned faith to cynicism, paranoia and madness. Some of the traumatized have joined the Guilty Remnant, a cultlike group. Kevin Garvey, a beleaguered police chief, must keep peace between townspeople and the cult, a task made tougher with concern about his kids. His daughter alternates between apathy and rebellion; his wayward son befriends a charismatic prophet. ``The Leftovers'' is based on Tom Perrotta's best-seller, and he is one of the series' executive producers.
Air Dates: 2014 - Present