One of the big attractions of the Law & Order franchise is that the shows’ episodes are usually ripped from the headlines. Kelli Giddish, who plays Detective Amanda Rollins on Law & Order: SVU, thinks of the show’s reliance on real-life stories as both a blessing and a curse. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)
Law & Order: SVU, now in its 19th season, airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
Chase star Kelli Giddish Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC
Producers don’t usually allow their stars to do stunts. It’s almost too easy to get injured and then the production’s shut down. Also, you’re not impressing the stunt union by taking away their member’s jobs.
But Kelli Giddish and Cole Hauser do most of they’re action scenes, and with the blessing of producer and stunt team (headed by Eric Norris, Chuck‘s son).
The two stars of Chase (Mondays, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, NBC) talked to HollywoodOutbreak.com about getting handsomely paid to play like kids again.
Click on video to see what Giddish and Hauser say about their dangerously fun work and why the stunt team allow the important stars to risk their limbs, life and everyone’s jobs.
CHASE -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, Jesse Metcalfe as Luke, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey -- Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC
Jerry Bruckheimer has the Midas touch when it comes to producing, whether it’s with his movies like Pirates of the Caribbean or television series like CSI.
His newest TV drama is Chase, which follows a group of U.S. Marshalls as they bring criminals to justice. And, given Bruckheimer’s track record, Chase should give NBC the much-needed primetime hit it needs.
And like all of Bruckheimer’s procedural series, Chase is designed to paint a realistic picture of the challenges that arm of law enforcement deals with daily.
Click onto the video for Jerry Bruckheimer’s description of the new series Chase, which is scheduled to air in the fall.
CHASE -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey, Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, Jesse Metcalfe as Luke Watson -- Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
NBC is aggressively padding their primetime schedule with a group of new scripted dramas set for the fall.
The newest entry is Chase, from prolific producer, Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates ofthe Caribbean/CSI/Amazing Race). The series follows a group of U.S. Marshalls as they hunt down America’s most dangerous criminals.
The cast boasts of Kelli Giddish, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins and Jesse Metcalfe.
The net had been behind the 8Ball this year by green-lighting last season’s ill-fated primetime experiment The Jay Leno Show.
Now that Leno is back where he belongs (11:35 p.m. ET/PT), NBC has filled the gap with a lot of repeats of the various Law & Order incarnations and reality TV.
Chase, which is one of five new scripted shows set for NBC’s 2010-2011 season, demonstrates the net’s desire to get back in the game vigorously. Undercover, The Event, Love Bites and Outsourced were all previously announced.
Kelli Giddish may not believe in every aspect of her new show Past Life, but she’s willing to give the benefit of the doubt, especially where reincarnation is concerned.
The series revolves around a center dedicated to unearthing the past lives of trouble patients struggling in the present. Still, don’t expect the drama to be too solemn. Giddish tells HollywoodOutbreak.com that there are enough skeptics written into the storylines to add the right amount of humor.
Past Life is shot on location in Atlanta, GA, which Giddish believes can double for nearly anywhere – but the tax breaks are a nice incentive, too.
What better way to get a new show noticed than by placing it in the perfect time slot. Past Life will follow American Idol on Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, the night Ellen Degeneres makes her debut on the reality competition. The sci-fi drama then jumps to its regular night, this Thursday, taking the place of Fringe for the season on Fox.
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What to expect from the Past Life, including the humor from Kelli Giddish.