NBC Pulls CHASE From Schedule

Is it just me or are networks moving shows around and changing viewing schedules a lot more than they used to? Seems like I report on a reduction in episodes, a schedule change or an unexpected hiatus all the time now.

Well it looks like I’ve got another one to report. According to the Futon Critic, NBC is benching its freshman drama, CHASE. The series, which last aired on January 26, was drawing a modest 4.17 million viewers and 1.2 rating among adults 18-49.

Looks like those numbers just aren’t good enough, especially when compared with what will take Chase’s place on NBC’s schedule. Minute to Win It, which has posted series-high numbers this week (9.52 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for the second episode of its two-hour stunt), will continue to run in Chase’s old time slot. The show will actually air twice, with back-to-back episodes at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future.

Five episodes of Chase have yet to air, but there’s no word yet on when (or if) they will.

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