Chase (2010 TV series)

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Chase
Chase 2010 Intertitle.png
Genre Police procedural
Drama
Created by Jennifer Johnson
Starring Kelli Giddish
Cole Hauser
Amaury Nolasco
Rose Rollins
Jesse Metcalfe
Composer(s) Trevor Morris
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jennifer Johnson
Jerry Bruckheimer
Jonathan Littman
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Bonanza Productions Inc.
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) – May 21, 2011 (2011-05-21)
External links
Website

Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network.[1] The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as executive producers for the one-hour drama.[2] The series originally aired on Mondays at 10:00 pm ET/9:00 pm CT and premiered on September 20, 2010. After the mid-season break, Chase returned on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT[3] On October 19, 2010, the network ordered a full season consisting of 22 episodes,[4] but this order was cut to 18 in December.[5] On February 3, 2011, the show was put on "a hiatus" with no plan regarding the remaining episodes.[6] On April 6, 2011, NBC announced the remaining five episodes would be broadcast on Saturday nights beginning on April 23, 2011.[7] Later the show was replaced by Harry's Law.

On October 19, 2010 NBC confirmed that it had ordered a full season of Chase.[8] The order was reduced on December 3, 2010 from 22 episodes to 18 episodes.[9] NBC removed Chase from its schedule on February 3, 2011.[10] The Canadian broadcast rights holder Citytv, who had been simulcasting the show, released their weekly schedule for February 7–13 on February 3 and Chase was not scheduled.[11] On April 6, 2011 NBC announced that the remaining five episodes would be shown on Saturdays beginning April 23.[12]

In the United Kingdom, Chase was re-titled as "Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase"[13] and, as of July 2010, was expected to debut on Living TV in 2011.[14]

Premise[edit]

Chase revolves around Kelli Giddish's character, U.S. Deputy Marshal Annie Frost. The other principal cast members, who all portray Marshals, are Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, and Jesse Metcalfe as Luke Watson.[15] Siena Goines has a recurring role as Jimmy's girlfriend Natalie.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring roles[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 18 September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) May 21, 2011 (2011-05-21) N/A N/A N/A

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot" David Nutter Jennifer Johnson September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) 296770 7.31[16]
U.S. Marshal Annie Frost hunts down a cold-blooded criminal responsible for nearly killing an entire family and who is out to reconnect with people from his past. Guest-starring Travis Fimmel.
2 "Repo" Karen Gaviola Greg Plageman September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27) 2J5503 6.33[17]
When the son of a State Trooper is murdered, the team are called upon to track down Eduardo "El Lobo" Lopez (Robert LaSardo); at first the Marshals believe he simply wanted his car back, which had been seized and bought at a recent auction by the State Trooper. When "El Lobo" goes after another man the Marshals realize that he is reclaiming his vehicles that were seized. What they can't figure out is why he is abandoning one vehicle when he reclaims another.
3 "The Comeback Kid" Dermott Downs Jerome Schwartz October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) 2J5505 5.78[18]
After nearly two decades of living under a false identity as a humble man who councils ex-convicts, Boston mobster Jack Druggan (Robert Knepper) has had enough. He sets out to avenge an assault upon his wife, killing the perpetrators but sparing the lives of all who witness the murders he commits. Druggan goes to great lengths to appear just like his old mug shot, daring the Marshals to catch him.
4 "Paranoia" Karen Gaviola Erica L. Anderson October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) 2J5506 4.92[19]
Annie and her team chase down delusional fugitive Faith Maples, a mentally disturbed woman who believes her dead daughter is still alive.
5 "Above the Law" Paul McCrane Tracy McMillan October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18) 2J5504 5.18[20]
Annie must outsmart bounty hunter Ben Crowley as she attempts to capture a mega-wealthy swindler with a secret past.
6 "Havoc" Jeffrey Hunt Ryan Farley October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) 2J5507 4.89[21]
One of the survivors identifies Carson Puckett (Enver Gjokaj) as the bomber of a local coffee shop. Puckett had returned after the explosion to confirm the casualties before authorities arrived. When a second bomb kills three people at a gym, including Puckett's former foreman, the Marshals determine that the next target is Puckett's former employer. Annie is injured in the explosion that was intended to kill Puckett's former employer and must rely on the help of bounty hunter Ben Crowley (Eddie Cibrian) to relay an important message to her team from the hospital about Puckett's motive for the bombings. Daisy is forced rely on her experience from working on the bomb squad to defuse a bomb on a bus.
7 "The Posse" Holly Dale Erik Oleson November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08) 2J5508 4.55[22]
Annie must deal with a US Marshal impersonator whose vigilantism has dire consequences.
8 "The Longest Night" Dermott Downs Scott M. Gimple November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15) 2J5509 4.57[23]
When a serial killer escapes from prison, Annie must rely on another prisoner for help.
9 "Crazy Love" Dean White Dario Scardapane & Tracy McMillan November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22) 2J5510 5.34[24]
Jackson "Cooper" (Steven Strait) is wanted in numerous states for statutory rape and various other crimes under a variety of aliases. When Jackson manipulates his current underage girlfriend Corina Matthews (Danielle Panabaker) to run away with him against her father's wishes she agrees not knowing that Jackson had to kill her father Alan (David Keith) to keep him from coming after them. Alan had already called the Killeen police and when they find him they call in the Marshals. Annie shares about the death of her own mother to bond with Corina, who continues to post on her blog. When Jackson takes Corina into Mexico, Annie wants to continue the chase and has to be restrained from creating an international incident. Annie gets another message from Corina asking for help and the Marshals make arrangements with the Federales to fund and observe the capture of Jackson for breaking Mexican law in regards to smuggling a minor across international borders.
10 "Under the Radar" Deran Sarafian Jennifer Johnson November 29, 2010 (2010-11-29) 2J5502 6.03[25]
A woman from Calgary who is wanted for the murder of her husband has been hiding in Houston. When it is discovered that she has been robbing banks in Texas the Marshals no longer need to wait for a warrant from Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Calgary.
11 "Betrayed" Eagle Egilsson Erik Mountain & Jerome Schwartz December 6, 2010 (2010-12-06) 2J5511 4.99[26]
Annie must track down Chris Novak (Omari Hardwick), a remorseless cop killer who puts Jimmy's girlfriend Natalie in mortal danger.
12 "Narco (Part 1)" Dermott Downs Jennifer Johnson & Shaina Steinberg January 19, 2011 (2011-01-19) 2J5512 4.35[27]
Annie and her colleagues attempt to track down two women fugitives after they discover the two girls have murdered several people. Annie is involved in a car accident and is kidnapped by a gang of criminals.
13 "Narco (Part 2)" Holly Dale Erik Oleson & Jerome Schwartz January 26, 2011 (2011-01-26) 2J5513 4.17[28]
Luke disagrees with Jimmy and Marco's plan to rescue Annie.
14 "Father Figure" Eagle Egilsson Story by: Greg Plageman
Teleplay by: Greg Plageman & Erik Oleson
April 23, 2011 (2011-04-23) 2J5514 3.05[29]
The Marshals go after Justin Tate (Eric Mabius), a police officer who befriends single mothers so as to have access to prey on their daughters. Luke is involved in an internal investigation that could lead to charges brought against his team members.
15 "Seven Years" Dermott Downs Jennifer Johnson & Shaina Steinberg April 30, 2011 (2011-04-30) 2J5515 3.74[30]
An escaped prisoner, David Bottner (Jason Butler Harner), leads Annie and Jimmy through the odd circumstances and events that lead to his conviction, all in an attempt to find the proof of his innocence.
16 "Roundup" Eagle Egilsson Erik Oleson & Erik Mountain May 7, 2011 (2011-05-07) 2J5516 3.62[31]
Annie and Jimmy square off against Luke and Marco in an annual contest to clear as many backlogged warrants as possible.
17 "The Man At The Altar" Holly Dale Jeffrey Lieber & Jerome Schwartz May 14, 2011 (2011-05-14) 2J5517 2.77[32]
The team pursues four fugitives wanted for the murder of a police officer, and Annie is plagued by a recurring dream that involves a wedding and a mysterious figure.
18 "Annie" Dermott Downs Andrew Dettmann & Stephanie Sengufta May 21, 2011 (2011-05-21) 2J5518 3.67[33]
Annie and the team pursue a violent fugitive who is after Annie's father, a shady character himself, and the truth about the past helps Annie and her father reconcile.

U.S. television ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV Season Ranking Rating Viewers
(in millions)
1 18 Mondays 10:00 p.m. (September 20, 2010 - December 6, 2010)
Wednesdays 9:00 p.m. (January 19, 2011 - January 26, 2011)
Saturdays 8:00 pm (April 23, 2011 - May 21, 2011)
September 20, 2010 May 21, 2011 2010-2011 #84[34] 4.1 6.45

Development and production[edit]

NBC picked up the script penned by Jennifer Johnson with a put pilot commitment in September 2009.[2] Johnson will serve as an executive producer, along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. David Nutter was signed to direct the pilot.[35]

Casting announcements began the second week of February 2010. Rose Rollins was first to be cast, in the role of Daisy Ogbaa, the team's weapon specialist.[36] This was followed quickly by the announcements of the casting of Jesse Metcalfe as Luke Watson, a Marshal from Washington, D.C.,[37] and Cole Hauser, as an experienced ex-cop who co-heads the apprehension team.[38] Amaury Nolasco came on board a few days later to portray veteran cop Marco Martinez.[39]

The role of the show's central character, Annie Frost, was offered to actresses Maria Bello, Téa Leoni, and Christina Applegate.[40] The producers were seeking a "strong female lead actress" for the role of Frost.[40] Eventually Kelli Giddish landed the female lead role in late February.[41] The show is primarily set in Houston, Texas episode 2 onward.

The pilot takes place in Houston, Texas and was shot in Dallas and Anna, Texas in March.[42] NBC ordered Chase to series on May 10, 2010.[43] The series will continue to be filmed in the Dallas area.[44][45]

On December 3, 2010 the episode order for Chase was cut from 22 to 18.[5]

Reception[edit]

The show has received mixed reviews from critics, gaining a 48 out of 100 from a review aggregator site Metacritic.[46] TV ratings site TV by the Numbers lists the show as "certain to be cancelled".[47]

Broadcasts[edit]

Chase premiered on September 20, 2010. On November 15, 2010 it was announced that Chase would be moving to Wednesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central beginning in January. On February 3, 2011 NBC pulled Chase from its schedule to be replaced with Minute to Win It.[10]

On July 26, 2010, Sky Living secured the rights to air Chase in the United Kingdom. The show will be called Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase and it will be broadcast in the UK, and is expected to start airing in August 2011.[14] Chase was simulcast in Canada on Citytv.[48]

In the test broadcast of CHASE on BEAM 31 Philippines, CHASE is included in their programming, and is aired every Monday at 10 pm. This TV series is also named for the said network. But when the said channel ceased its operation on October 19, 2012, the series still carried over by its succeeding station Jack City.

For late night filler on Thursday from January 17, 2013, TVNZ began airing this on New Zealand's TV2.

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