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Chase: Struggling NBC Series Put on Hiatus; Cancelled?

ChaseNBC has decided to pre-empt Chase once again but this time it’s looking a lot more permanent. The network has put the TV series on hiatus and replaced it with episodes of Minute to Win It. Though the network has not officially cancelled Chase, there’s certainly no compelling reason for NBC to bring it back.

Back in September, Chase debuted to mediocre ratings and things went quickly downhill from there. On Monday nights, Chase averaged just a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a meager 5.44 million viewers. When the series moved to Wednesday nights for the new year, the ratings only got worse. It’s currently the lowest-rated scripted series on the network.

NBC pre-empted Chase this week and replaced it with a double dose of Minute to Win It. That move paid off with the game show literally doubling the demo performance of Chase’s last original episode. Not surprisingly, NBC has now bumped the remaining episodes of Chase from the schedule.

TV show supportThe peacock network had given the show a full season order back in October but by December had trimmed that back from 22 to 18 installments. There are currently five unaired episodes of Chase on the shelf and there’s no word from NBC on when or if they’ll ever be aired.

What do you think? Will you miss Chase? Why do you think it didn’t catch on?

 

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Chloe October 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

BRING BACK CHASE. MY PARTNER AND I LOVED IT. ACTION, GOOD CAST AND SCRIPT, WHATS NOT TO LIKE? ANNIE FROST WAS GREAT AND WE ONLY JUST GOT INTO IT. ADVERTISE IT MORE, PUT IT ON A BETTER NETWORK, DO SOMETHING, BUT DON’T GET RID OF IT!

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Anonymous September 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm

That is a bunch of crap! That is one of the best shows out there!! Big mistake!!

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Dawn September 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Really enjoyed this show! Lot’s of action and relationship triangles! Especially if there are four unaired episodes, can we at leasty see those? I liked the headstrong female lead role, she has a lot of variety in surprise in her character

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adri August 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

Wouldn’t miss it for anything,a great show!!!

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Robin August 24, 2012 at 7:38 am

My sister and I oved the tv series CHASE. We were just talking about how bad we really miss that show. It was so good. I think the only way alot of the GOOD shows like Chase, Missing , GCB & Trauma will be able to make it, is if they go on one of the Wondeful , Real & Talented networks like: USA, TNT, LIFETIME, SYFY,BRAVO, A&E, ISCOVERY CHANNEL,FOX, TV LAND, WE TV & ION.

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Giovanni Vecellio August 23, 2012 at 4:07 am

I see no reason at all why the serie should be canceled, I liked it and i know many people that follow it so !! It’s not better or worse than Hawaii 5-O or Castle…more over I think Kelly Giddish is great and so is Rose Rollins so i just can’t understand why it should be canceled !! Thank you, GV

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Candace Richardson August 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

Bring it back! We love that show and have been waiting to see it again.

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Rachel June 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

What the hell!!! Bring chase back I’ve just watched serires one Awww love how Annie & jimmie got to get her woo !!!! X

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Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

Bring it back!!!!! Most never got to look at it.

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ronpayne June 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

who plays soundtrack music on pilot

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ronpayne June 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm

music played end first pilot show ie ry cooder

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Gwen June 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!

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Anonymous May 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

Please bring Chase back I luv Annie Frost….

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JasonX May 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Chase was the best tv show ever

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Lou May 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I have to agree with Elaine and Loetta. This was absolutely one of the best shows ever. This trend of so called reality and game shows really blows!!! It’s a shame that today’s biggest demographic has such poor taste, and the industry’s programmers have to go along with it…

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Elaine May 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Chase was awesome! PLEASE bring it back!I hate it when great shows get booted! You leave everybody hanging and it sucks!

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Loetta Bradshaw May 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

Please, Please Please bring Chase back on. it was one of the best shows on TV. Something good comes on and then the networks wants to take it off for some crazy show or something out of this world. It was a good program

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