NBC Gives Up Its Chase

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Cole Hauser and Kelli Giddish's days of chasing fugitives on downtown rooftops has come to a premature end.
Been meaning to get to this all day; alas, it got buried in the snow, along with everything else. But: Shoulda seen this coming. NBC has yanked the locally shot Chase from its schedule, beginning immediately. Says here it'll be replaced with Minute to Win It, a reality blah-blah-blah that grabbed far more eyeballs than the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced procedural -- which, you may recall, had its episode order cut from 22 to 18 back in December, when it was also announced it would have to compete against American Idol. No doubt that was NBC's attempt to: a) burn off episodes and b) provide a convenient excuse for killing the show sooner than later.

There remains a handful of unaired episodes, and Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, says this evening that today was scheduled to be Chase's final day of shooting -- but, alas, weather got in the way. Which means they'll have to carry on just a little longer knowing that the end has already come and gone.

So now we await word about Dallas and Good Christian Bitches , which we covered earlier this week. Burklund's said all she can on both subjects, so to ABC we turn for more answers regarding Sex and the City creator Darren Star's adaptation of Kim Gatlin's book set in the Park Cities. Erin Felentzer, the ABC publicist handling the network's drama schedule, confirms: "It is only been ordered for presentation pilot," though how long that'll run she can't say. "It differs from show to show." I also asked her if she knew where they'd shoot -- like, here, maybe? "No answer for the Dallas question," she says, with a promise to get back to us sooner than later with further info. (And so she did at 6:15 p.m.: "It's definitely still a presentation pilot. Still waiting to hear about filming in Dallas.")
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Benjamin A
Benjamin A

why do u guys cancel shows so fast that are full of action i just do not understand

cp
cp

So sad, I like Cole Hauser and Kelli Giddish looked like she was turning out to be a pretty good actor.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

The lead detective character in "The Good Guys" got on my nerves something awful. If they had tuned him down a little, I'd of watched the show. I liked Chase, and I'm sorry to see it go, it was a good "run and fight" show.

I too need the weather to clear up, blog-posting has become my recreational activity.

Howard
Howard

I will admit that I thought this was going to be the 1 out of 3 shows shot in Dallas that would succeed, and I admit I called it wrong.

But I liked it. The cast had great on-screen chemistry with one another. And I enjoyed watching Chase for its mindless action and outrageously evil bad guys, and it never was dull. Now I'm wondering if, like the 4 unaired episodes of Lone Star, if we'll ever see the last 5 episodes of Chase (among which a couple of them would introduce us to Annie's fugitive father).

I've watched every aired episode of The Good Guys, Lone Star and Chase. (Do I get a gold star?) And now they're all gone. This biz is cruel.

G_David
G_David

Amazing how quickly we went from having 3 shows filming here to zero. Of the 3, the only one I ever saw was The Good Guys. And I'm going to miss it!

By the way, this weather needs to end soon. I'm spending WAY too much time making comments on this blog.

Guest
Guest

I heard FOX told Matt Nix! that they only needed one more viewer for renewal.

So thanks a lot, Dallas Diner, for ruining it for the rest of us.

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