As part of its mid-season time slot shuffling, NBC’s (poorly rated and certain to be cancelled) Chase was scheduled to move to Wednesdays at 9pm beginning tomorrow (1/12).
Now, NBC has pushed Chase’s return back to January 19 in favor of an episode of Minute To Win It tomorrow. Perhaps NBC wanted to put a show in front 10pm’s recently re-invigorated (2.9 rating last week) Law & Order:SVU that people actually would watch.
It’s not clear whether pushing the Chase return out a week means one fewer episode will air or not.
NBC’s official press release on the changes:
UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12, 2011 – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2011
UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE – Wednesday January 12, 2011 – Wednesday February 2, 2011
“MINUTE TO WIN IT”
(X) “MILLION DOLLAR BFF’S”
01/12/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : TWO BEST FRIENDS PLAY FOR $1 MILLION – Two best friend bartenders play for a million dollars. If they can make it through the Baby Rattle challenge, where contestants must transfer gumballs from the filled sides of two 2-liter bottles to the empty sides of two attached 2 liter bottles, as well as nine other challenges they will win the $1 million prize. Guy Fieri hosts.?
“MINUTE TO WIN IT”
01/12/2011 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER – A Beauty Queen and her mom step into the 60 second circle to play for $1 million. The mother-daughter team must conquer the Glass Road Trucker challenge where they will align eight empty glass bottles upside down and blow a ping pong ball across the surface landing it into a shot glass. Guy Fieri hosts.?
(X) “NARCO, PART 1”
01/19/2011 (09:00PM – 09:59PM) (Wednesday) : THE WIFE OF A DRUG DISTRIBUTOR WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROTECT HER FAMILY — When Pablo Cordova (guest star Yancy Arias) is arrested on suspicion of drug distribution and the lead witness in the case winds up dead, the U.S. Marshals discover the killer is his wife, Isabella (guest star Lana Parilla). Isabella will stop at nothing to keep Pablo from going to jail and ensure that her family stays together, which ultimately puts Annie (Kelli Giddish) in serious danger. In a case that hits close to home, Marco (Amaury Nolasco) is forced to recall his dark days with the narcotics division, while Jimmy (Cole Hauser) must decide the fate of his relationship with Natalie (guest star Siena Goines).
Also starring: Jesse Metcalfe (Luke Watson) and Rose Rollins (Daisy Ogbaa)
(X) “NARCO, PART 2”
01/26/2011 (09:00PM – 09:59PM) (Wednesday) : THE U.S. MARSHALS BATTLE A POWERFUL DRUG CARTEL TO SAVE ANNIE FROST—U.S. Marshal Annie Frost’s (Kelli Giddish) life remains in the hands of a dangerous drug cartel looking for retribution. While in captivity, Annie befriends another hostage and vows to return him home to the U.S. Back in the office, the rest of the Team devises a strategy to rescue Annie, but Jimmy (Cole Hauser) and Marco’s (Amaury Nolasco) plan causes controversy with Luke (Jesse Metcalfe), who disagrees with their rogue operation.
Also starring: Rose Rollins (Daisy Ogbaa)
(X) “FATHER FIGURE”
02/02/2011 (09:00PM – 09:59PM) (Wednesday) : A ROGUE COP PREYS ON VULNERABLE VICTIMS AND ATTEMPTS TO OUTWIT THE U.S. MARSHALS –ERIC MABIUS (“UGLY BETTY”) GUEST STARS–A corrupt police officer, Justin Tate (guest star Eric Mabius), preys on single mothers in an attempt to get close to their young daughters. The U.S. Marshals work to stay two steps ahead of Tate, even casting U.S. Marshal Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) as a ploy to lure him in. The case brings up raw emotions for Daisy (Rose Rollins) while Luke (Jesse Metcalfe) is involved in an internal investigation that could potentially indict Jimmy (Cole Hauser) and Marco (Amaury Nolasco).
( X Denotes Changes/Addition)