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Chase: Final Five Episodes of NBC TV Series to Air

Canceled ChaseAfter an unsuccessful run on Monday and Wednesday nights, NBC pulled Chase from the primetime schedule in January. It was the latest bit of bad news for fans of the show. After giving the series a full season order for 22 installments in October, NBC cut the series back to 18 episodes in December. By the time it was pulled, only 13 episodes had aired and they averaged a very poor 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 5.26 million viewers.

Though the peacock network has not officially cancelled Chase, it’s impossible to imagine that they’d renew it for a second season with such poor ratings. Still, there is some good news on the horizon.

NBC has decided to burn off the remaining five installments on Saturday nights at 8pm, beginning April 23rd. Here’s the network description for episodes 14 and 15:

“FATHER FIGURE” — A ROGUE COP PREYS ON VULNERABLE VICTIMS AND ATTEMPTS TO OUTWIT THE U.S. MARSHALS –ERIC MABIUS (“UGLY BETTY”) GUEST STARS–A corrupt police officer, Justin Tate (guest star Eric Mabius), preys on single mothers in an attempt to get close to their young daughters. The U.S. Marshals work to stay two steps ahead of Tate, even casting U.S. Marshal Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) as a ploy to lure him in. The case brings up raw emotions for Daisy (Rose Rollins) while Luke (Jesse Metcalfe) is involved in an internal investigation that could potentially indict Jimmy (Cole Hauser) and Marco (Amaury Nolasco).

“SEVEN YEARS” — THE U.S. MARSHALS TRAIL A PRISON ESCAPEE SEEKING REVENGE– The U.S. Marshals hunt for prison escapee David Bottner (guest star Jason Butler Harner) who launches his own desperate search for evidence of his innocence. He leads Annie (Kelli Giddish) and Jimmy (Cole Hauser) through the horrific events that sealed his seven-year jail sentence, resulting in a twisted outcome. Reeling from a previous emotional case, Daisy (Rose Rollins) unearths a hidden vice, which lands her in some trouble she might not be able to recover from. Also starring: Jesse Metcalfe (Luke Watson) and Amaury Nolasco (Marco Martinez)

TV show supportThough NBC hasn’t released a schedule that far in advance, it looks like the finale will air on May 21st. NBC will hold their upfront meeting for advertisers on May 16th and announce their upcoming schedule. We’ll know for sure that Chase has been cancelled before or by that date.

What do you think? Are you glad to see Chase is returning, even for just a handful of episodes? Why do you think the show didn’t catch on?

 

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candice Davis December 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

There are so many stupid game shows and reality TV shows already so to have a great show like Chase go off air is madness. We hope NBC releases the final episodes and brings it back permanently. There is sooo much more to learn about Annie Frost and her team!!!!!!!

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chell September 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I love this show, and that is a shame that a good show gets cancelled and then they have crap on the tv , like south park, Simpsons ect….. im sorry to those who like those shows but to me they are not family shows and chase was . Since NBC seems to always get rid of good shows maybe someone else show pick them up , just a thought.

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chuck June 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I hate to see Chase canceled. But NBC always seems to cancel all the shows I like. Anothher one they did away with I think is CHAOS? It was only on for 2-3 weeks. They have started showing. New episodes are they doing it like Chase and just showing the episodes that were not aired or is it back for good? I really like CHAOS! Especially The Human Weapon! That’s hilarious!!

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shelby May 30, 2011 at 6:28 am

i am sad to see chase was cancelled. it was a good show with a good cast and story lines. hopefully another station will pick it up. that would make a lot of happy tv watchers out there. other stations please pick this up.

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Valerie Maille May 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I thought Chase was a great show and with so many people saying they liked it I hope if NBC doesn’t pick it up that another channel will. I hope it at least comes out on dvd.

Valerie

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Yvette hernandez May 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Best show ever !! This show had a very short span & should be reconsidered for another chance. Hopefully another station will pick it up. Sorry to see it go

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D J Elzie May 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

This was a great show, but NBC didn’t actively market it. Even half the effort that went into marketing for Law and Order:LA could have made a difference. Maybe another network will pick it up and give it another chance.

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Richard Slusser May 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

Chase is Great!!

My wife and our friends all thoroughly enjoy the show! Keep it going!

We are not in the Unfair Demographics that you shoose from, however we need
more family shows like Chase!

It is well acted, a little bit of deep South clean entertainment, (far too few of these on TV these days)!

Give us old fogies something to watch and Keep Chase and also Bring back the “Defenders”.

Thanks,

Richard and Lynn Slusser and Friends

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Judy May 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Love the show. You should reconsider canceling, There are more worse things on tv!

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