* ActorAllusion: Matheson is gleeful at the beginning over someone named "Reynolds" retiring due to his wife's sickness. Mekhi Phifer played Ben Reynolds in ''Series/LieToMe''.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Bill Pullman mentioned in an interview that Oswald Danes [[spoiler: ended up dying because the lawyers said so]]. Not that we can blame them, but still.
* FanNickname: "The Triangle", because of the revolving triangle that appears on the cellphones of their lackeys. Those who have read the brief Starz synopses for later episodes knew they were called the Three Families, however.
* RecycledSet: Scenes filmed at Ontario International Airport are set in airports in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Buenos Aires.
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Wayne Knight from ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' and ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
*** NEWMAN!
** Creator/DichenLachman from ''{{Neighbours}}'' and ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''
** Mekhi Phifer of ''Series/LieToMe'' and ''Series/{{ER}}''.
** Bill Pullman from ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Oh, and ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. And also ''Film/CasperTheFriendlyGhost''.
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Ethan Rayne]] is one of the talking heads on TV while Matheson is flipping through the channels.
** Lauren Ambrose from ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. Ironically, she's starring in a series where death is stopped after starring in a series where death is an inevitability.
** George Foyet from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is being creepy with knives again.
*** Which has been a running PlayingAgainstType for C. Thomas Howell, aka [[Film/TheOutsiders Ponyboy]].
** Frederick Koehler (Lists) from ''Film/DeathRace'' plays Ralph.
** [[Series/{{CSI}} Ecklie]] plays Colin Maloney.
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Winston Zeddemore]] is Stuart Owens.
** [[DarkAngel Madame X]] (aka [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Colonel Kira]]/The Intendent) is Angelo Colasanto's granddaughter.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord]] is CIA Director Shapiro.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Miracle Day'' was come upon after the series creator Russell T. Davies found his efforts to sell the format rights to the major American networks were hitting a brick wall. Davies wanted to retain continuity ties to the British series, including John Barrowman in the lead role, whereas most of the people he was in talks with at the networks suggested [[TransatlanticEquivalent remaking the show wholesale for American audiences]], including recasting all of the lead roles, as well as downplaying/dropping Jack's omnisexuality (details vary on the full extent of this). Davies eventually found Starz Entertainment, who were the only guys that were happy to make a true co-production to Davies' specifications.
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