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
The Fugitive DVD cover
GenreAction/Adventure
Mystery
Drama
Thriller
Created byRoy Huggins
StarringTim Daly
Mykelti Williamson
Theme music composerLouis Febre
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Production
Executive producer(s)John McNamara
R.W. Goodwin
Roy Huggins
Anne Kopelson
Arnold Kopelson
Producer(s)Vladimir Stefoff
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Kopelson Entertainment
(2000)
(season 1)
Kopelson Telemedia
(2000-2001)
(season 1)
McNamara Paper Products
Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 6, 2000 (2000-10-06) 
May 25, 2001 (2001-05-25)

Plot

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.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Production

Development

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[2]. 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.[3]

Daly had to drop his part as Superman in the DC Animated Universe to get his role, surrendering the Man of Steel to Christopher McDonald in Batman Beyond, and George Newbern in Justice League.

Filming

It was filmed in various places, including Seattle, Washington.

Connections to the original series

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.

Cancellation

CBS cancelled the series after one season, leaving a cliffhanger unresolved.

Episodes

Episode Title Director Writer Original airdate
1PilotMikael SalomonJohn McNamaraOctober 6, 2000
2The Hand of a StrangerOctober 13, 2000
3GuiltJeff BlecknerOctober 20, 2000
4Far from HomeRichard ComptonOctober 27, 2000
5DrRichardKimble.comJames FrawleyKim NewtonNovember 3, 2000
6Miles to GoThomas J. WrightValerie Mayhew and Vivian MayhewNovember 10, 2000
7St. Christopher's PrayerRobert SingerMatthew Carnahan and Arthur WeissNovember 17, 2000
8SanctuaryBill L. NortonDavid EhrmanNovember 24, 2000
9Liar's PokerRichard ComptonRandy AndersonDecember 8, 2000
10LagniappeLou AntonioSharon Lee WatsonJanuary 5, 2001
11New Orleans SaintsMel DamskiKim NewtonJanuary 12, 2001
12SafekeepingAlan J. LeviLisa MelamedJanuary 26, 2001
13And in That DarknessR.W. GoodwinJohn McNamara and Sharon Lee WatsonFebruary 2, 2001
14Past PerfectJames FrawleyRandy AndersonFebruary 9, 2001
15JennyPhilip SgricciaJohn McNamara and Kim NewtonFebruary 16, 2001
16StrappedWinrich KolbeMatthew CarnahanFebruary 23, 2001
17Sea ChangeJames Whitmore Jr.David EhrmanMarch 30, 2001
18Tucker's GiftChris LongRandy AndersonApril 6, 2001
19Flesh and BloodWilliam GrahamLisa MelamedApril 13, 2001
20Smith 282Valerie Mayhew and Vivian MayhewApril 20, 2001
21GötterdämmerungWinrich KolbeKim NewtonMay 25, 2001
22ThanatosR.W. GoodwinMatthew Carnahan and John McNamaraMay 25, 2001

Broadcast

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.

Reruns of the series have previously aired on HDNet and AOL's streaming service, In2TV.

Reception

Awards

Year Association Category Nominated artist/work Result
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

See also

References

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