Saturday, May 29, 2010
Why that 'Chaos' announcement didn't happen
The big announcement of a Chaos series pickup by CBS didn't quite happen this past week. Instead Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert were instead talking about the overall leap in major network TV series production in North Texas.
Nellie Andreeva gives us the reason behind it all: A disagreement between 20th Century Fox Television (which is making the show) and CBS over the initial number of episodes. This also gives a little background for why North Texas-shot The Deep End didn't survive.
So will the show, for which the pilot was shot in Los Angeles with Brett Ratner directing (that's him in the photo), be made in Big D? Probably, but not for certain.
The article also gives a rundown of the Chaos cast: Freddy Rodriguez, Eric Close, James Murray, Tim Blake Nelson and Carmen Ejogo.