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NBC Greenlights A Fifth
New Series: The U.S.
Marshal Drama CHASE!!

I am – Hercules!! NBC just announced its fifth new series order in eight days. “Chase,” from writer-producer Jennifer Johnson (“Lost,” “Cold Case”), sounds like a distaff “Justified” (or an out-West version of “Karen Sisco”) following hot blonde Texas-based U.S. marshal service deputy Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish, fresh off Fox disaster “Past Life”) as she and her team track down fugitives. It’s also from Jerry Bruckheimer, whose TV resume includes long-running hits: CSI CSI Miami CSI NY The Amazing Race Cold Case Without A Trace And not: Miami Medical The Forgotten Dark Blue Eleventh Hour Close To Home Justice Just Legal E-Ring Modern Men Skin Soldier of Fortune Inc. Look! Press release!
NBC PICKS UP NEW DRAMA SERIES ‘CHASE,’ FROM JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, FOR 2010-11 SEASON Drama Becomes NBC’s Fifth New Scripted Series Announced for New Season UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 10, 2010 – NBC has picked up its fifth scripted series pilot for the 2010-11 season in “Chase,” a new drama from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (“Cold Case”). The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “Chase” joins previously announced "Undercovers," "The Event," "Love Bites," and "Outsourced" as the fifth new scripted series currently announced for NBC’s new season with additional pickups yet to be announced. “'Chase’ has all the undeniable elements of a thrill ride that you would expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer action series,” said Bromstad. “Equally important, it also features a great cast. Kelli Giddish is a breakout star as the lead.” “Chase” is a fast-paced drama that drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (“Past Life”) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down the violent criminals on the run. Cole Hauser (“K-Ville”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”), Rose Rollins ("The L Word”) and Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”) also star as members of Frost’s elite team. “Chase” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race,” "Cold Case”) and Johnson serve as executive producers, while KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer. David Nutter (“The Mentalist,” “Without a Trace” “The X-Files”) directed and is executive producer of the pilot which was written by Johnson.
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  • May 10, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by itrainmonkeys

    but does it matter?

  • May 10, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Sucre is chasing down fugitives?

    by LoopyDAVE76

  • May 10, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by LoopyDAVE76

  • May 10, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Horrible cast

    by slimballs

    Jesse Metcalfe is hopeless, Cole Hauser hasn't impressed me since Higher Learning and I have no clue what Amaury Nosalco is saying half the time he speaks. Dude has a case of the mumbles. Don't know either of the women. Will not watch.

  • May 10, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    So far, none of these NBC greenlighted series

    by MobileAccess

    are impressing me. It's like they're going for broke or something.

  • May 10, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    Runny mush

  • May 10, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Didn't USA

    by WarpedElements

    Already do one of these? it's like in it's third season? Are the big main networks just copying USA now? How long till we have a 'fired spy uses his skills and dark humor and crew to help out the helpless'. Oh wait..wasn't that Leverage? A-Team wasn't former spies, so that doesn't count.

  • May 10, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Why do all TV cast pics look exactly....

    by odo19

    the fucking same? It seems like movies are starting to do it too. I blame the Sopranos for this.

  • May 10, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Expect this to be cancelled quickly!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Looks MEH all the fucking way!

  • May 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    1970s Chase

    by NudeandAroused

    isn't this a reboot of the 1970s Chase TV series with Mitch Ryan? Yeah I remember it!!

  • May 10, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Cole Hauser?! Stamp this one "D.O.A"

    by KingKirby


  • May 10, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Free TV continues to suck and suck hard

    by Kal Reeve

    Hard to think of more than one or two quality shows.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    That was the first thing I thought, AND THEN I saw that they recruited Nolasco/Sucre to join this team. Is this some kind of "nudge nudge" by the showrunners?

  • May 10, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by darthsynn

    Blame Michael Bay. It's called The Armegeddon Walk.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by Doctor_Strangepork

    It's another cast of multi-ethnic characters (featuring a hot girl with reddish hair), marching toward me to kick my ass. <br> <br> Dear publicity departments: I will gladly watch a show where the cast aren't angrily stalking toward me for a beat down.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by Doctor_Strangepork

    We get the publicity photo that mimics The Last Supper. <br> <br> -Sopranos <br> -Lost <br> -Battlestar Galactica <br> <br> Every one of them did a Last Supper spread. <br> <br> Please publicity teams. Excite us with an original idea.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Reverse A Team?

    by RPLocke

  • May 10, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Look at 'em walking along

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Do they even know their entire purpose is to sell cars, fast food, and pharmaceuticals?

  • May 10, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Wanna bet one of the women have a chip on her shoulders?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    And one of the guys is tired of the one-night stands and is sensitive? LOL

  • May 10, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Good looking assholes I don't care about

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    I'll stick with Justified - the real deal.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Too many US Marshall shows

    by jbs9200

    There are too many US Marshall shows on right now<p> In Plain Sight<p> Justified<p> ...

  • he did on Southland?

  • May 10, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    US Marshalls are the new Forensic Cops....

    by Jobacca

    Combine one of these US Marshall shows with CSI and you've got network gold!!! Call it Texas Rangers CSI and get Chuck Norris to do a cameo in the pilot and you've got at least a 44 episode guarantee!!!

  • May 10, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Sounds Boring; House on the Other Hand . . .

    by Dave I

    I'm curious where House is going to go with him dropping out of therapy, on the verge of heading into a self-destructive tail spin, possibly losing both Wilson AND Cuddy, and slipping back down the road to substance abuse. With Lost ending, House seems the only really engaging show left amongst the shows I watch.<p><p>The point relative to these threads? Nothing NBC is throwing out there sounds particularly all that great. Including this. Even with my TV-watching schedule clearing up next season. I'll pass.<p><p>-Cheers

  • May 10, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    YAY! Another Cop Drama!

    by CCon99

    That'll be sure to turn things around for fledgling NBC!

  • May 10, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Bring in Jeff Fahey!

    by STLost

    His stint on LOST is done, and he was a U.S. Marshal, on THE MARSHAL in 1995.

  • May 10, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Wow, terrible cast.

    by AnnoyYou

    There's no way this show will be able to touch the great dialogue and characterizations of "Justified." It sounds like a hacky version of that great series and is going to suffer horribly in comparison.

  • May 10, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Yes, an "elite team," all of whom are under 25

    by Somerichs

    SUPER believable, Jerry & Co. Seriously, how is it that every person in this TB can see plain as day that this is doomed to failure, yet the douches that pick shows keep on greenlighting the same shit? Are they really that moronic?

  • May 10, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Jeff Fahey as the bad ass helicopter pilot

    by RPLocke

  • May 10, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    I like the way in the photo

    by VikkiMarsdale

    The Black duo who are in charge are making the disposable white assistants walk out as front to serve as human shields. That's a good strategy. <br /> <br /> Grace Hanadarko on Saving Grace has been wearing jeans and cowboy boots and kicking ass for three years now.

  • May 10, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Justified makes this look like...

    by Xaximus

    ...the destined-to-fail piece of shit it will no doubt turn out to be, especially if the poster is any indication.

  • May 11, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    "Kelli Giddish is a breakout star as the lead"

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Or not.<p>Gotta agree with everyone. Dear overpaid publicity staff: get a clue and form an original idea for fucking once when it comes to promoting a new show.<p>ESPECIALLY when you're pimping a new show that really is gonna look like a network, slicked up and shitted up version of JUSTIFIED.<p>Based on one still alone I rate this epic fail.

  • May 11, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    There's gotta be a lesbian.

    by V'Shael

    After all, a woman doing a "mans" job means she's got to swing with the ladies.<br /><br />This looks ridiculous.

  • May 11, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    The lesbian will be the dark chick

    by V'Shael

    The blonde white girl will be the man eating slut character. Just watch. It'll happen.

  • May 11, 2010, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Bruckheimer Derivative #1244

    by The McPoyle Clan

    CBS can't have all the fun, can they? This will be U.S. Marshal-lite for those who don't get cable, where there is already a pretty good, and a promising series both featuring them.

  • May 11, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    At the risk of being non-negative

    by Sonny_Williams

    ffs, at least it's not a damn reality or game show. Thank God NBC is turning back to scripted drama and comedy. As for the quality of this, I'm gonna be neutral until I, like, SEE at least a preview, not having precognition like everyone else here.

  • May 11, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    "The lesbian will be the dark chick "

    by jim

    She did play one on the L Word, so you might be right.<p>"a woman doing a "mans" job means she's got to swing with the ladies."<p>Unless she's doing a gay man's job.<p><br>Not much of a "Chase" if all they do is walk down the road. <br>"Oh no, Marshals are walking toward me in formation; I have no way to get away unless I hop in my car, or maybe just walk a little faster".<br>Looks like half of them are going to get wiped out by the dude just around the bend in the rental car trying to figure out his cruise control.

  • May 11, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    @Big Jim - Brilliant

    by V'Shael

    That made me fucking laugh, seriously! :)

  • May 11, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    And even though they dress them . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    in different clothes to show their individuality . . . THEY ALL HAVE THEIR SHIRTS TUCKED IN! What a bunch of ROUGHRIDERS!!! Pass.

  • May 11, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    And dumb question:

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Who in this modern day and age doesn't have cable by now? Really? It's not 1989.

  • May 12, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by The McPoyle Clan

    cable+sat. reached 90% penetration last year. Depending on who you believe, there are between 115-126 million TV households in the U.S. 10% of that is still a sizable number. There is no readily available breakdown of basic cable vs. expanded vs. premium.<br><br>In hindsight, the distinction between those who "get" cable rather than "have" it should have been made clearer. Those who have cable don't necessarily watch the channels that carry what people here would consider a notch above the network fare, even if they subscribe to a package that has those channels. The a la carte supporters could probably provide the statistics showing how many channels subscribers actually watch, and in what proportions.