NBC has clipped 'Chase' mid-season after it tanked in its new time slot of Wednesday 9 p.m.
The series was not doing too well in its original time of Monday 10 p.m. and hence was moved to Wednesday but could not get good ratings. The show posted only 4.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in its normal time slot on January 26 compared to 9.5 million viewers for Minute to Win It this week.
The show will be replaced by Minute To Win It from immediate effect. The game may sometimes have repeats.
NBC had previously ordered 22 episodes of the show but cut it down to 18 due to low ratings .NBC possibly has six episodes that may or may not get to air.
The show was about US Marshals fighting crime all over Texas. NBC had high expectations of the show as it was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
There are a lot of cop stories being aired on all the 4 networks and cable slots . For any series to survive the shows really have to make a splash and impact to survive. Another reason maybe that the show never got the right time slot, the Wednesday prime slot pitted it against established crowd pullers like American Idol which even with sliding viewer rating is a popular show.
There are a lot of fans out there who will miss the lead pair of Kelli Giddish (All My Children) ad Jesse Metcalfe who put up a credible display
Given the show's ratings on Monday and Wednesday nights, it's highly doubtful Chase will return for a second season, but a summer burn-off can't be ruled out.