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Shadow Chasers

Shadow Chasers
Format Mystery
Starring Dennis Dugan
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC

Shadow Chasers is a 1985 American mystery television series created by Brian Grazer and Kenneth Johnson.[1] Thirteen episodes were produced, nine of which were shown on the ABC television network, the remaining four on the Armed Forces Network. It debuted on November 14, 1985, and was produced by Warner Brothers Television.[1]

Shadow Chasers features strait-laced British anthropologist Jonathan MacKensie (played by Trevor Eve), who is blackmailed by his department head, Dr. Julianna Moorhouse (Nina Foch) of the fictional Georgetown Institute Paranormal Research Unit (PRU), into investigating a supposed "haunting" involving a teenage boy (Bobby Fite) in return for a research grant.[2] He paired up with flamboyant tabloid reporter Edgar "Benny" Benedek (Dennis Dugan) in an attempt to short-cut the time involved, and over Moorhouse's objections.[1][3] Benny and Jonathan did not get along, but managed to solve the case without killing each other.[4] The episodes continued in this vein, with Jonathan and Benny grudgingly learning to respect and admire each other in typical Odd Couple fashion.[2] Only nine episodes were shown in the U.S. Four others were only shown overseas on the Armed Forces network during the original run of the series. The pilot has often rerun on cable, particularly on the Mystery Channel.

The show was the lowest-rated of 106 programs during the 1985-1986 TV season, (due in part to being broadcast in the same time slot as NBC's The Cosby Show and CBS's Magnum, P.I.) averaging only a 5.8 household rating.[5][6] This competition had been the focus of a series of humorous commercials for the series, starring luminaries of the time as Ricardo Montalban of Fantasy Island and Ron Howard (Brian Grazer's partner in Imagine Entertainment). While heavily advertised during the network's mini-series North and South, the commercials proved to be prophetic, in that the series drew small audiences, and was frequently pre-empted in some markets.

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External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • tv.com
  • Home Page

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