Close to Home (2005 TV series)
|Close to Home|
|Created by||Jim Leonard|
John Carroll Lynch
David James Elliott
|Composer(s)||Michael A. Levine|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||44 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
Jerry Bruckheimer Television|
Warner Bros. Television
|Original release||October 4, 2005– May 11, 2007|
Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May 11, 2007 and starred actress Jennifer Finnigan as Annabeth Chase, a Deputy Prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana. Created by Jim Leonard, the series was primarily filmed in Southern California. The score composer was Michael A. Levine.
On May 16, 2007, the series was officially canceled by CBS.
Annabeth Chase is a criminal prosecutor with a near perfect conviction record. Throughout the series, she lost only three cases. In Season 1 Episode 21 "David and Goliath" Chase tried a case against a professional baseball player who killed his pregnant girlfriend. His not guilty verdict was attributed to his fame. Chase lost the case of a man prosecuted for a rape he committed 11 years prior in Season 2 Episode 18 "Making Amends." In this case the victim was unable to recall the assault as she unknowingly ingested Rohypnol known as "The Date Rape Drug" which causes amnesia. In Season 2 Episode 21 "Drink the Cup" Chase was unable to convict a corrupt cop named Veeder of the murder of a fellow police officer. In the following episode she successfully tried Veeder for the murder of a young girl he exploited.
She was married to a construction worker, Jack Chase (Christian Kane), and has an infant daughter, Hailey Chase. The show revolves around her balancing her career and family life, as a prosecutor in the city of Indianapolis.
In the pilot episode, Chase returns from a 12-week maternity leave to find herself with a new boss, Maureen Scofield (Kimberly Elise), who has been promoted instead of her. Maureen is a no-nonsense, workaholic woman who admires Chase's dedication to her family and her personal life. Above her is County Prosecutor Steve Sharpe (John Carroll Lynch). Chase wins the first case she prosecutes upon her return to work: an abusive husband is sentenced to 25 years in jail without parole.
Annabeth returns to work four months after her husband was killed by a drunk driver on the first season finale. Annabeth's coming to terms with her husband's death, her grief, and her struggle to return to normalcy coupled with the guilt and trials of being a single parent are recurring themes throughout the season.
Annabeth and Maureen also face a new boss, Chief Deputy Prosecutor James Conlon (David James Elliott), who has just arrived from New York, and whose methods appear to the two prosecutors to be too forceful and sometimes unethical.
Near the end of the season, Conlon attempts an attorney general campaign which is derailed as police corruption is discovered, resulting in several prosecutions. Scofield is assassinated as a result of these prosecutions. The season (and series) ends with Chase successfully prosecuting Scofield's assassin.
- Jennifer Finnigan as Annabeth Chase
- Kimberly Elise as Maureen Scofield
- Christian Kane as Jack Chase (season 1)
- John Carroll Lynch as Steve Sharpe (season 1)
- Jon Seda as Ray Blackwell (season 2)
- Cress Williams as Detective Ed Williams (season 2)
- David James Elliott as James Conlon (season 2)
U.S. Nielsen Ratings
|Season 1||22||October 4, 2005||May 19, 2006||10.41||#45||2.8/8|
|Season 2||22||September 22, 2006||May 11, 2007||10.30||#41||2.5/8|
Despite earning high ratings for what is perceived as the Friday night death slot and ranking higher than most of its competition in the same slot, the show was still cancelled after only 2 seasons.
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|23x15px Argentina||Close to Home||telefe||2006|
|23x15px Australia||Close to Home|| Nine Network
|23x15px Austria||Close to Home||ORF 1||April 13, 2007|
|23x15px Belgium||Close to Home||VijfTV||June 8, 2006|
|23x15px Brazil||Em Nome da Justiça (on SBT, Portuguese for In Name of Justice; Warner Channel uses the original title)||Warner Channel and SBT (dubbed)||November 7, 2005|
|23x15px Bulgaria||В опасна близост (Latin alphabet: V Opasna Blizost)|| Nova Television (season 1)
Diema 2 (repeats of season 1 and premieres of season 2)
| 2006 (season 1)|
2009 (season 2)
|23x15px Canada|| Close to Home
|23x15px Croatia||Blizu doma||HRT2|
|23x15px Czech Republic||Zločiny ze sousedství (Crimes from Neighbourhood)||Prima family||2007|
|23x15px Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina||Close to Home||OBN||2008|
|23x15px Estonia||Kurjuse kannul||Kanal 2||2009|
|23x15px France||Close to Home – Juste cause||TF1 and TMC||September 6, 2006|
|23x15px Germany||Close to Home||VOX||February 9, 2007|
|23x15px Greece||Αναζητώντας την Αλήθεια (Seeking Truth)||Star Channel|
|23x15px Ireland||Close to Home||RTÉ One|
|Template:Country data Israel||קרוב לבית (Karov LaBait; lit. Close to Home)||Xtra HOT, HOT family||2006|
|23x15px Italy||Close to Home – Giustizia ad ogni costo||RaiDue||June 11, 2007|
|Template:Country data Jamaica||Close to Home||Television Jamaica||2008|
|Template:Country data Japan|| Onna Kensatsukan: Anabesu Cheisu
(Female Criminal Prosecutor: Annabeth Chase)
|Super! drama TV|| August 11, 2010 (season 1)|
February 9, 2011 (season 2)
|20px Latin America||Close to Home||Warner Channel|
|23x15px Lithuania||Arti Namų||LNK|
|23x15px Malaysia||Close to Home||RTM 2||2008|
|23x15px The Netherlands||Close to Home||SBS 6||September 13, 2007|
|23x15px New Zealand||Close to Home||TV One|
|23x15px Norway||Close to Home||TV3|
|23x15px Philippines||Close to Home||C/S on RPN|
|23x15px Poland||Krok od domu (A step from home)||TVN||December 19, 2006|
|23x15px Portugal||Perto de Casa||FOX, RTP2||November 17, 2008|
|23x15px Slovakia||V tieni zločinu (In the shadow of crime)||Markíza|
|23x15px Slovenia||Zločini pred domačim pragom||POP TV|
|23x15px South Africa||SABC 2|
|Template:Country data South Korea||클로스 투 홈 (RR: Keulloseu tu Hom, MR: K'ŭllosŭ t'u Hom; vocal transliteration of the English title Close to Home)||On Style|
|23x16px Switzerland (Italian)||TSI1|
| 23x15px Spain
|| Fiscal Chase
|| October 2006|
January 9, 2006
|23x15px Thailand||Close to Home||True Series||September 28, 2006|
|23x15px Turkey||Mymax||March 23, 2007|
|23x15px United Arab Emirates||Close to Home||Dubai One||February 10, 2009|
|23x15px United Kingdom||Close to Home||Living and Ftn||January 23, 2006|
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- "Super! drama TV | Close to Home / 女検察官アナベス・チェイス (Japanese)".
- "Philippine TV Schedule for Close to Home".