Welcome back to our preview of new shows coming to network and cable tv this fall. Last time we took a look at The Event from NBC. Now we’re going to take a look at another new upcoming NBC show, Chase.
Chase; 9/20, Mondays 10/9c: Superproducers Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case, Lost) team up for Chase, a drama about a team of U.S. Marshals who pursue and apprehend some of the most dangerous criminals in the country. Kelly Giddish (Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a swaggering, cowboy-booted Texas girl at heart who hunts down fugitives from justice. Her team consists of Jimmy Godfrey (Cole Hauser, K-Ville), a fellow Marshal, Marco Martinez (Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break), the team’s intelligence man and Daisy Ogbaa (Rose Rollins, The L Word) the weapons/tactics specialist. New to the team is Luke Watson (Jesse Metcalfe, Desperate Housewives) the rookie from Washington D.C. who has to get used to how things work in the Big State of Texas.
“Come on, people. Think outside the box, that’s the key. I don’t want a cop show. Everybody’s doing a cop show. What else can we come up with? You, Fierman, pitch me a show.”
“Sure thing, boss. I got just the thing. What about a show where a group of guys wearing badges goes around apprehending criminals? Let’s call these people, law enforcement professionals if you will.”
The boss gives Fierman a blank look. “Oookay, Fredricksen, pitch me a show.”
“S…Sure, boss. How about this. A show where a team of guys in blue suits wearing tiny gold stars pinned to their shirts ride around in cars with lights on the top of them, catching people who break the law.”
“Uhh… no. Peterman, what ya got?”
“Well, I came up with a show where a team of guys with guns all go around investigating crimes and locking up the people who commit them.”
“No. No. NO! All of you no, these are all cop shows, you’re all pitching me cop shows. Green, pitch me something, and it’d better not be another cop show.”
“Oh no, boss, i’ve got something ten times better than that. Picture this: John Biggs is a… uhh… chief executive in charge of criminal apprehension and detentio…”
“He’s a police officer, you mean.” the boss says, groaning. “You’re pitching a cop show right now, aren’t you, Green?
“Uhh… yah, pretty much.”
“Has anyone here prepared anything for this meeting other than a cop show?” The boss notices Norman in the corner, as he moves to put away a stack of notes lying on the table. “Norman, what’s that you have there?”
“Uhh…well…err…” Norman stammers. “I have a show about a group of people with badges who drive around and apprehend criminals and…”
“Sounds suspiciously like another cop show, Norman.”
“No, no! Ha, no boss, of course not. These aren’t cops, they’re…uhh… marshals. Yeah, that’s right, they’re U.S. Marshals.”
The boss gets an odd look on his face, then his eyebrows perk up. “Tell me more.”
Reason to Watch: Because hopefully, everything really is bigger in Texas, including the ratings for this show. Also, because it’ll be interesting to see what would happen if Tommy Lee Jones’ Marshal character from “The Fugitive” was a kickass female cowboy from Texas. The U.S. Marshals go on the hunt Monday, September 20th at 9/8c.
Continue reading on to learn about new NBC show, Outsourced.