2001 NEWS & UPDATES ARCHIVE
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There is a mention of "The Fugitive" in today's weekly rant
by Brian Ford Sullivan of The
Futon Critic. The article is an overview on CBS' November
sweeps. To get to the mention of "The Fugitive" scoll down
From Yahoo movies, here are two Mykelti Williamson stills
from the motion picture "Ali". For more Mykelti Williamson
images and clips from the movie, check out the official "Ali"
site at, http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/ali/.
Some interesting news for all you Fugitive fans. Apparently
the Fugitive sites, Drrichardkimble.com and Fugitive TV (Warner
Bros. site) are still up. The direct links to the home page
do not work, but you can access the sites through their sections
(episode guide, behind the scenes, characters, and etc.).
Check out Fugitive
TV and Drrichardkimble.com.
Thanks Matt! Great find! :)
Two images have been added to the gallery.
Kelly Rutherford will be appearing in Robin Cook's Acceptable
Risk. The movie premieres this Sunday, October 21st, at
8pm ET/7pm PT on TBS Superstation (check local cable/satellite
listings for channel). Thanks to Beth for the news.
Thanks to Dan for finding this Q and A from the "Just
Ask" TV and movie column in the Toronto Sun (10/08/01).
Q: The cancellation of The Fugitive was announced well
before the two-hour final episode. I naturally assumed that
there would be a resolution. Instead, the program ended with
a cliffhanger, leaving more questions unanswered. Is there
any chance CBS or the producers will finish up the story with
a TV movie?
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
A: It seems everyone who watched the newest incarnation of
The Fugitive loved the series. Unfortunately, there weren't
enough of them. The show, starring Tim Daly and Mikelti Williamson
was cancelled because it slid so low in the ratings that CBS
could no longer interest advertisers. So, the plug was pulled
and it ended with two back-to-back episodes on May 25. Producer
Arnold Kopelson has said that, at the moment, he can't see
any way the show or an offshoot of it could be brought back.
You can catch Mykelti Williamson on "Forrest Gump" today (Saturday
29th) at 8/7c on ABC.
The Fugitive lost the Emmy in the Outstanding Sound Editing
For A Series category this Saturday. The winner was ER for
the episode "The Crossing". This was the only nomination the
Fugitive received. The episode submitted was the "Pilot".
The list of nominees for this category can be found at our
section. For a list of the 2001 Creative Arts Emmy winners
go to: Zap2it.com.
Thanks to Matt for the news.
The new message board is up at Dr-Richard-Kimble.com.
Sorry for not updating the site in awhile!
Some important news. Since the new fall season is approaching
the WB has taken it's two Fugitive sites down. Fugitive TV
and DrRichardKimble.com will no longer be avaliable. For those
who post and read in the DRK.com message board a new board
has been created at Dr-Richard-Kimble.com.
The links section
has been modify and new links have been added.
Connie Britton (Maggie Kimble-Hume) has joined the cast of
"The West Wing" as a recurring character. To read more about
her role here are some links: The
Futon Critic, E!
TV. Thank to Matt for the info.
New links have been
added. We recommend a visit to the new Fugitive site at Dr-Richard-Kimble.com,
which is replacing the current WB Drrichardkimble.com
site (expected to close down when the new season starts).
Currently at it's preview stage, more features will be added
soon. Another great site is Fugitive
Online. A Belgium fan site, simple to navigate, providing
character bio, quiz and lots more.
The Fugitive got one Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound
Editing For A Series. The submission episode was the "Pilot".
The rest of the nominees for this category are: CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation, Star Trek: Voyager, Third Watch and ER
. Here are some links to the list of complete Emmy nominations.
Official Emmy Site, The Futon Critic, USA Today and E! Online.
New pictures have been added to the Image gallery. Once again
thanks to Tracy for kindly sending in these pictures.
A big thanks to Matt (mhoran21) who found this question and
answer article in the 7/1/01, Philadelphia Inquirer.
TV People Talk by Jay Bobbin
Q: Will "The Fugitive" be back next season?
A: No, and judging from the mail we have gotten about it,
lots of people are bound to be disappointed by that answer.
CBS had hoped the remake of the classic series would be the
lightning rod for the 2000-01 season, and instead, CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation stole the spotlight with bigger ratings
and generally better reviews. From a TV-history point of view,
the most frustrating thing about the cancellations was that
fugitive Richard Kimble's saga was never brought to a close,
as it was in the original 1960s David Janssen show (and even
in the 1993 Harrison Ford movie). Before the newest Fugitive
premiered, executive producer Arnold Kopelson vowed that CBS
would give him enough notice to let him prepare a series finale
that would wrap everything up. Oh well..
Since CBS is no longer airing episodes of The Fugitive, I
have removed "Upcoming Episodes" from the site.
The poll is back! The image
gallery and links
sections have been updated. I have also moved the network
addresses and media
addresses back into one section instead of two. Last but
not least, a new news/updates
archive section has been added (which have been condensed).
June 21, 2001
An article in the Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel mentions The Fugitive. There is an excellent
Fugitive web site that has detailed episode summaries and
reviews. You can check it out here.
June 19, 2001
The layout has been revamped for the fourth time and probably
not the last. The two of us were not happy with the load time
of the separate sections so I've taken out all the graphics
and used Macromedia Flash in creating these graphics. The
site should now load considerably faster. Also, we thought
that the recent layout was too clustered and boxed up. If
you cannot see the header and site map after the site has
completely loaded, then you either do not have the ShockwaveFlash
plug-in or need the newest version of Shockwave. I've provided
a link on the left for where to download the newest version
of the ShockwaveFlash plug-in. For any comments, please email
Lina or I. - thanks, Ray
We have added a new link
section to the site. The two transcripts
have also been added (Tim Daly's appearances on "The Late
Late Show" and "Politically Incorrect").
The poll has been removed indefinitely. Thanks again to all
who voted! Hope you folks like the new layout!
June 15, 2001
One of the three transcripts have been added to the site.
The first transcript
is from Tim Daly's appearance on "Live with Regis," back in
October 6, 2000.
June 10, 2001
Please write to John McNamara, executive producer of "The
John McNamara McNamara & Corporation
9268 Robin Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90069-1126
I have been working on transcripts from Tim Daly's talk show
appearances (Fugitive related). The transcripts should be
up on the site soon. Lastly, the web designer is working on
changing this site's layout once again. If he follows through,
the new layout will be in Macromedia Flash.
June 1, 2001
"The Fugitive" ranked 83rd overall in the 2000-2001 TV season.
To check the list go to, The
Futon Critic website.
More disappointing news... it doesn't look like CBS will be
airing re-runs of "The Fugitive" during the summer. Diagnosis
Murder is (again) slated to air on both June 8th & 15th.
May 31, 2001
Primetime Nielsen ratings are in for the week of May 21 -
27, 2001. "The Fugitive" two hour finale ranked 53rd and 57th
among the primetime shows on tv. "Gotterdammerung" took 57th
spot and "Thanatos" took 53rd spot.
Please keep writing! Write to Kopelson Telemedia, CBS, Warner
Brothers and the cable networks. Don't give up, show the networks
you care by taking the time to write. Letters carry more weight
and shows fan dedication. Please show your support for "The
Fugitive". The campaign
page has updated addresses.
"The Fugitive" is mentioned in an Entertainment
If you have not already done so, please stop by and sign the
Petition and WB
May 26, 2001
Two new Fugitive petitions have been started by the fans at
message boards. WB
Petition and CBS
Thanks to Lea, who contacted Mr. Kopelson about the situation
with "The Fugitive". Here was Mr. Kopelson's open letter reply
to the fans:
I was very moved by your most kind letter(s) praising "The
Fugitive" series. Everyone including CBS loved the episodes
and had high hopes for its continuance. Regrettably, the ratings
continued to drop, making it nearly impossible to attract
advertisers. We tested several of our episodes, and the audience
reported that they could easily miss some, as they basically
knew what would happen.
The two-hour finale will take place tomorrow, and I think
you will be thrilled with what you will see. At this time
I can make no recommendations as to how to bring the show
back, but we thank you for your tremendous support.
My warmest regards,
Thanks to Mr. Kopelson for his reply to the fans.
Of course the finale aired yesterday and the overnight ratings
are in. The first episode, "Gotterdammerung"
came in with a 5.4/11. The second episode "Thanatos"
increased to a rating of 5.5/11 share.
You can now save or print the network addresses. Thanks to
Rosemary for putting them into a document
Added the locations of Gotterdammerung and Thanatos to the
episode guide. The
poll sections have been updated as well.
May 25, 2001
Tim Daly will be starring in the Showtime movie, "The Outsider".
Production begins next week. For more information on the project
got to: Zap2it.com
or the Hollywood
Reporter. Tim is also reported to be producing and staring
in a movie for Showtime, titled "Bang The Drums Slowly".
A very favorable mention of the Fugitive on The
Futon Critic website.
has a lengthy article out. Some very nice words about Tim
Daly and their thoughts on why the Fugitive was canceled.
May 23, 2001
The official Fugitive site has a detailed summary (spoiler!)
of both "Gotterdammerung"
Added a new Campaign section
to the site.
May 19, 2001
Overnight ratings (from Zap2it.com)
for "Batman & Robin", 3.6/7 (ratings/share).
May 16, 2001
"The Fugitive" has been officially canceled by CBS.
Articles on CBS's fall schedule (unofficial). The
Futon Critic, Yahoo
Futon Critic lists "The Fugitive" as officially canceled.
CBS will announce their official fall schedule tomorrow at
CBS will be airing all new back-to-back episodes on May 25th.
(Episode 20) and "Thanatos"
The Fugitive will be pre-empted for another week, May 18th...
making it 4 pre-emptions in a row (for those who are counting).
The 1997 movie, "Batman & Robin" is slated to air.
CBS will be announcing their 2002 fall schedule on Wednesday
May 3, 2001
A summary of episode 20 is up on the The
Fugitive (Warner Bros.) site.
April 22, 2001
If you have not already done so, please click here
to sign the Fugitive petition. Please help support this excellent
April 21, 2001
Episode 19, "Smith282"
came in with a rating of 5.1/9 share. Up from last week, 4.9/9.
April 16, 2001
recreated the site layout once again. From the site statistics,
I have found that most visitors view this site with 800x600
pixels and not 1028x768, so I have changed the layout size
back to 800 pixels in width. Also, we thought that the layout's
design needed slightly more improvement. Feel free to email
us your thoughts on the change. Thanks. - Ray
April 14, 2001
The ratings slipped for this weeks episode, "Flesh
and Blood", which came in with a 4.9/9.
April 13, 2001
For those who live in Canada, some CTV affiliates have pulled
"The Fugitive" from their line-up. I wrote a letter to the
programming department and this is the reply I got back:
Thanks for your email.
At this time, the fate of "The Fugitive" is unknown. It had
been pulled from our schedule indefinitely and we are unsure
what will happen to it.
Please stay tuned to your TV Guide, and if it returns, you
will find it listed.
Thanks for writing,
The Cast section has
The ratings for this week's Fugitive episode, "Tucker's
Gift" came in at 5.3/9. Up from last weeks 5.2/9.
March 31, 2001
After 4 weeks, The Fugitive returns. The episode "Sea
Change" pulled in a rating of 5.2/9 share. The competitions
came in with the following: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
10.4/19, Daleline NBC 7.0/12 and FOX's The Lone Gunman came
in with a rating of 3.8/7 share.
March 30, 2001
There is a excellent review by Brian Ford Sullivan of The
Futon Critic on "The Fugitive".
March 16, 2001
After 4 weeks of pre-emptions and reruns we will finally be
getting a new episode on March 30th.
New Images have been
added to the site. These were kindly sent in by Tracy B.,
so we would like to thank her for supporting our website.
For those who missed Tim Daly on Politically Incorrect, the
transcript is up on the Politically
Incorrect site. Click transcripts on the right of the
PI page to view.
March 12, 2001
webmaster is currently away, so I am posting this on her behalf.
We have recieved many photos of "The Fugitive" and
Tim Daily, thanks to Tracy. They should be uploaded onto our
Image Gallery section soon.-
March 10, 2001
Tim Daly is scheduled to appear on Politically Incorrect
with Bill Maher, Monday March 12, 2001 on ABC (12:05). Set
Weekly has an article out about shows they think are going
to get the ax. The Fugitive is one of them.
To keep The Fugitive on for a second season, many Fugitive
fans are writing letters to CBS to show support behind the
shows under-average ratings. Write and send your letters to
CBS. Here is the mailing address for the President/CEO, Leslie
Moonves, of CBS:
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
I'm sure other fans of The Fugitive would appreciate your
support for the show. Keep in mind that your letter should
remain polite and positive.
new layout for each section is finished and uploaded on to
our server. I highly recommend that the site be viewed in
1028x768, which matches the pixel size of the layout. The
layout width has been changed from 800 pixels because most
monitors now support 1028x768 pixels. We also thought that
the design was too simple and so the new width would provide
us with more space to work with. We would be interested in
what you think about the new design so please feel free to
email one of us. - Ray
March 4, 2001
Happy 41th Birthday to Mykelti Williamson!
March 1, 2001
Happy 45th Birthday to Tim Daly!
Found two articles about Tim's experience with the Seattle
Yahoo (Variety) - Fugitive
Star Chased By Seattle Quake
Zap2it.com - Tim
Daly Downplays Seattle Quake
February 24, 2001
The overnight ratings are in for Feb 23, 2001. Sadly the conclusion
of the two parter dropped from 5.8/10 last week to 5.4/9.
We have received requests to list the ratings of past episodes.
I have finally completed this new section. "Ratings
February 17, 2001
Overnight ratings for Feb 16, 2001. The Fugitive pulled a
rating of 5.8/10 share, against Millionaire at 11.1/19 and
Dateline NBC at 9.5/16.
February 10, 2001
Overnight ratings for Feb 9, 2001, "Past
Perfect". The Fugitive came in third in it's timeslot.
Here are the numbers for Friday's CBS line-up. Diagnosis Murder
6.9/12 (7.0/12), The Fugitive at 5.9/10 (6.6/11) and Nash
Bridges at 7.2/13 (7.2/13) dropped from last week. Up against
The Fugitive, were Millionaire at 10.7/18 (11.3/19) and Dateline
NBC at 10.8/19 (8.1/14).
February 4, 2001
Overnight ratings for Friday's episode, "And
In That Darkness" pulled a rating of 6.6/11 share, up
from last week 5.3/9 in it's old timeslot.
February 1, 2001
Tim Daly is scheduled to appear on tonight's Late Late Show
with Craig Kilborn (CBS 12:35am).
January 30, 2001
The final tally has been made on the TV Guide nominations.
Tim Daly is still up for New Series Of The Year, but unfortunately
the show has been eliminated from the New Series Of The Year
category. Tim Daly will be up against Thomas Canvangh from
"Ed";, Craig T. Nelson from "The District" and William Petersen
Tim Daly's wife, Amy Van Nostrand will be making a guest appearance
on this weeks Fugitive episode, titled "And In That Darkness".
Don't forget The Fugitive airs at a new time, 9:00pm.
January 25, 2001
For some lucky West Coast viewers, CBS will be re-airing
the "Pilot" episode at 10:00pm after the Superbowl.
January 22, 2001
NBC will be broadcasting the 1993 blockbuster motion picture
Fugitive" on Sunday February 4, 2001 at 8:30pm PST. The
big screen adaptation features Harrision Ford as Dr. Richard
Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones as US Marshal Samuel Gerard.
The Fugitive will be moving to 9:00pm. Friday's new line up,
affective on Feb. 2, 2001: Diagnosis Murder, The Fugitive
and Nash Bridges.