The Fugitive (2000 TV series)

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The Fugitive
Mosaic image with Tim Daly as Dr. Richard Kimble, Mykelti Williamson as Lt. Gerard running, and Dr. Richard Kimble running
The Fugitive DVD cover
GenreAction/Adventure
Mystery
Drama
Thriller
Created byRoy Huggins
StarringTim Daly
Mykelti Williamson
Theme music composerLouis Febre
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Production
Producer(s)John McNamara
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Kopelson Entertainment
(2000)
(season 1)
Kopelson Telemedia
(2000-2001)
(season 1)
McNamara Paper Products
Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Original releaseOctober 6, 2000 (2000-10-06) – May 25, 2001 (2001-05-25)

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and is a remake of the 1960s TV series of the same name, starring Tim Daly as Kimble, Mykelti Williamson as Gerard, and Stephen Lang as the one-armed man. It aired on CBS from October 6, 2000 to May 25, 2001.

Plot[edit]

Dr. Richard Kimble (Tim Daly) was wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife. He escapes from custody and changes his identity and toils at many jobs to search for a one-armed man (Stephen Lang) he saw leave the scene of the crime. He is relentlessly pursued by Lieutenant Gerard (Mykelti Williamson) obsessed with his capture.

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Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The long lasting success of the original series of The Fugitive combined with the huge success of the 1993 film version led to the development of this series. The influence of the movie is evident, particularly in some scenes of the pilot episode, additionally, the series was produced by Arnold Kopelson and Warner Bros., the producers of the 1993 film.

The pilot was directed by Mikael Salomon, and cost an estimated $6 million to film[1]. According to Tim Daly, at the CBS Affiliates Dinner in Las Vegas in 2000, there were 3,500 affiliates there, they were shown the entire pilot of The Fugitive and it got a seven-minute standing ovation.[2]

Filming[edit]

It was filmed in various places, including Seattle, Washington.

Connections to the original series[edit]

Each episode of the new series includes a credit "Created by Roy Huggins". Tim Daly's father James Daly made two guest appearances on the original series. Writer Arthur Weiss is credited with one episode of the new series and three of the old series. Lou Antonio who appeared as an actor in three episodes of the original series, directed an episode of the new series. William Graham directed two episodes of the new series, and seven of the old series.

Cancellation[edit]

CBS cancelled the series after one season, leaving a cliffhanger unresolved.

Episodes[edit]

Episode Title Director Writer Original airdate
1 Pilot Mikael Salomon John McNamara October 6, 2000
2 The Hand of a Stranger October 13, 2000
3 Guilt Jeff Bleckner October 20, 2000
4 Far from Home Richard Compton October 27, 2000
5 DrRichardKimble.com James Frawley Kim Newton November 3, 2000
6 Miles to Go Thomas J. Wright Valerie Mayhew and Vivian Mayhew November 10, 2000
7 St. Christopher's Prayer Robert Singer Matthew Carnahan and Arthur Weiss November 17, 2000
8 Sanctuary Bill L. Norton David Ehrman November 24, 2000
9 Liar's Poker Richard Compton Randy Anderson December 8, 2000
10 Lagniappe Lou Antonio Sharon Lee Watson January 5, 2001
11 New Orleans Saints Mel Damski Kim Newton January 12, 2001
12 Safekeeping Alan J. Levi Lisa Melamed January 26, 2001
13 And in That Darkness R.W. Goodwin John McNamara and Sharon Lee Watson February 2, 2001
14 Past Perfect James Frawley Randy Anderson February 9, 2001
15 Jenny Philip Sgriccia John McNamara and Kim Newton February 16, 2001
16 Strapped Winrich Kolbe Matthew Carnahan February 23, 2001
17 Sea Change James Whitmore Jr. David Ehrman March 30, 2001
18 Tucker's Gift Chris Long Randy Anderson April 6, 2001
19 Flesh and Blood William Graham Lisa Melamed April 13, 2001
20 Smith 282 Valerie Mayhew and Vivian Mayhew April 20, 2001
21 Götterdämmerung Winrich Kolbe Kim Newton May 25, 2001
22 Thanatos R.W. Goodwin Matthew Carnahan and John McNamara May 25, 2001

Broadcast[edit]

The show was the first lead-in to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Friday nights, which became a hit when it debuted the same year.

Reruns of the series have previously aired on HDNet and AOL's streaming service, In2TV.

Reception[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated artist/work Result
2001 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Timothy A. Cleveland (sound effects editor), Rick Camera (sound effects editor), Otis Van Osten (sound effects editor), David M. Horton (sound effects editor), Bruce M. Honda (dialogue editor), Jessica Goodwin (dialogue editor), Eric Hertsguaard (dialogue editor), Nancie Araki (dialogue editor), Chris McGeary (music editor), Casey J. Crabtree (foley artist), Michael Crabtree (foley artist). For the pilot. Nominated
7th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Tim Daly Nominated
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Effects & Foley Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Rick Camera (sound editor), Timothy A. Cleveland (sound editor), David M. Horton (sound editor), David Werntz (sound editor), Darren Wright (sound editor), Otis Van Osten (sound editor). For the pilot. Won
Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a New Drama Series Tim Daly Won
Best New Titles Sequence in a Series The Fugitive Nominated
5th Golden Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Drama Tim Daly Won
Best Television Series, Drama The Fugitive Nominated
TV Guide Award Actor of the Year in a New Series Tim Daly Nominated

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