The show was originally commissioned for UPN, but the network later dropped the show and it was picked up instead 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, however due to low ratings and high production cost the series was canceled in December 2007, without a proper series finale.
Some rumors spread that Syfy would pick up the series after it was canceled by USA, but it did not happen. There are still some rumors of a made for TV movie. The Dead Zone is also airing in syndication on Ion as of 2008 along with Sleuth and overnight (1-2 am) on Fox as of......