NBC Bringing Back Locally Shot Chase Just Long Enough to Kill It Off For Good

Cole Hauser and Kelli Giddish will get one more shot to kid bad guys' asses on Dallas rooftops beginning at month's end.
Cole Hauser and Kelli Giddish will get one more shot to kid bad guys' asses on Dallas rooftops beginning at month's end.

Two months ago, almost to the day, NBC announced it was prematurely yanking Chase from the schedule and replacing it with Minute to Win It, at which point it appeared that was that for the locally shot series about U.S. marshals chasing (ah!) baddies all over the Southwest. Only, not so fast: Comes word today that NBC will burn off the final five episodes -- out of 18 shot -- after all, beginning April 23 ... which is a Saturday night, otherwise known as the networks' graveyard slot.

That means that when Jesse Metcalfe is in Dallas shooting that Dallas pilot -- he'll play Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam -- he can turn on the teevee and watch himself as whatever his character's name was in Chase, chasing bad guys all over Dallas. Which doesn't make up for the fact that, all of the sudden, I'm really missing The Good Guys.


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