The Fugitive (2000 TV series)
The Fugitive is an American action drama television series created by Roy Huggins that aired on CBS from October 6, 2000 to May 25, 2001 and is a remake of the 1960s TV series of the same name, starring Tim Daly as Kimble, Mykelti Williamson as Gerard, and Stephen Lang as the one-armed man.
The Fugitive DVD cover
|Created by||Roy Huggins|
|Theme music composer||Louis Febre|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||October 6, 2000 –|
May 25, 2001
Dr. Richard Kimble (Tim Daly) was wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife. He escapes from custody and changes his identity and toils at many jobs to search for a one-armed man (Stephen Lang) he saw leave the scene of the crime. He is relentlessly pursued by Lieutenant Gerard (Mykelti Williamson) obsessed with his capture.
The long lasting success of the original series of The Fugitive combined with the huge success of the 1993 film version led to the development of this series. The influence of the movie is evident, particularly in some scenes of the pilot episode, additionally, the series was produced by Arnold Kopelson and Warner Bros., the producers of the 1993 film.
The pilot was directed by Mikael Salomon, and cost an estimated $6 million to film. According to Tim Daly, at the CBS Affiliates Dinner in Las Vegas in 2000, there were 3,500 affiliates there, they were shown the entire pilot of The Fugitive and it got a seven-minute standing ovation.
It was filmed in various places, including Seattle, Washington.
Connections to the original seriesEdit
Each episode of the new series includes a credit "Created by Roy Huggins". Tim Daly's father James Daly made two guest appearances on the original series. Writer Arthur Weiss is credited with one episode of the new series and three of the old series. Lou Antonio who appeared as an actor in three episodes of the original series, directed an episode of the new series. William Graham directed two episodes of the new series, and seven of the old series.
CBS cancelled the series after one season, leaving a cliffhanger unresolved.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Mikael Salomon||John McNamara||October 6, 2000|
|2||"The Hand of a Stranger"||Mikeal Salomon||John McNamara||October 13, 2000|
|3||"Guilt"||Jeff Bleckner||John McNamara||October 20, 2000|
|4||"Far from Home"||Richard Compton||John McNamara||October 27, 2000|
|5||"DrRichardKimble.com"||James Frawley||Kim Newton||November 3, 2000|
|6||"Miles to Go"||Thomas J. Wright||Valarie and Vivian Mayhew||November 10, 2000|
|7||"St. Christopher's Prayer"||Robert Singer||Matthew Carnahan and Arthur Weiss||November 17, 2000|
|8||"Sanctuary"||Bill L. Norton||David Ehrman||November 24, 2000|
|9||"Liar's Poker"||Richard Compton||Randy Anderson||December 8, 2000|
|10||"Lagniappe"||Lou Antonio||Sharon Lee Watson||January 5, 2001|
|11||"New Orleans Saints"||Mel Damski||Kim Newton||January 12, 2001|
|12||"Safekeeping"||Alan J. Levi||Lisa Melamed||January 26, 2001|
|13||"And in That Darkness"||R.W. Goodwin||John McNamara and Sharon Lee Watson||February 2, 2001|
|14||"Past Perfect"||James Frawley||Randy Anderson||February 9, 2001|
|15||"Jenny"||Philip Sgriccia||John McNamara and Kim Newton||February 16, 2001|
|16||"Strapped"||Winrich Kolbe||Matthew Carnahan||February 23, 2001|
|17||"Sea Change"||James Whitmore Jr.||David Ehrman||March 30, 2001|
|18||"Tucker's Gift"||Chris Long||Randy Anderson||April 6, 2001|
|19||"Flesh and Blood"||William Graham||Lisa Melamed||April 13, 2001|
|20||"Smith 282"||William Graham||Valerie and Vivian Mayhew||April 20, 2001|
|21||"Götterdämmerung"||Winrich Kolbe||Kim Newton||May 25, 2001|
|22||"Thanatos"||R.W. Goodwin||Matthew Carnahan and John McNamara||May 25, 2001|
The show was the first lead-in to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Friday nights, which became a hit when it debuted the same year.
|2001||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Timothy A. Cleveland (sound effects editor), Rick Camera (sound effects editor), Otis Van Osten (sound effects editor), David M. Horton (sound effects editor), Bruce M. Honda (dialogue editor), Jessica Goodwin (dialogue editor), Eric Hertsguaard (dialogue editor), Nancie Araki (dialogue editor), Chris McGeary (music editor), Casey J. Crabtree (foley artist), Michael Crabtree (foley artist). For the pilot.||Nominated|
|7th Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Tim Daly||Nominated|
|Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA||Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Effects & Foley||Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Rick Camera (sound editor), Timothy A. Cleveland (sound editor), David M. Horton (sound editor), David Werntz (sound editor), Darren Wright (sound editor), Otis Van Osten (sound editor). For the pilot.||Won|
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Actor in a New Drama Series||Tim Daly||Won|
|Best New Titles Sequence in a Series||The Fugitive||Nominated|
|5th Golden Satellite Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Drama||Tim Daly||Won|
|Best Television Series, Drama||The Fugitive||Nominated|
|TV Guide Award||Actor of the Year in a New Series||Tim Daly||Nominated|