|Close to Home|
|Created by||Jim Leonard|
|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|
|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 (which contains Indianapolis). Created by Jim Leonard, the series was primarily filmed in Southern California. The score composer was Michael A. Levine.
On May 16, 2007, CBS canceled the series after two seasons.
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 is 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)
- Jessica Chastain as Casey Wirth
- Bruce Davison as Defense Attorney Doug Hellman
- Barry Shabaka Henley as Detective Lou Drummer
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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|Argentina||Close to Home||telefe||2006|
|Australia||Close to Home||Nine Network
|Austria||Close to Home||ORF 1||April 13, 2007|
|Belgium||Close to Home||VijfTV||June 8, 2006|
|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|
|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)
|Canada||Close to Home
|Czech Republic||Zločiny ze sousedství (Crimes from Neighbourhood)||Prima family||2007|
|Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina||Close to Home||OBN||2008|
|Estonia||Kurjuse kannul||Kanal 2||2009|
|France||Close to Home – Juste cause||TF1 and TMC||September 6, 2006|
|Germany||Close to Home||VOX||February 9, 2007|
|Greece||Αναζητώντας την Αλήθεια (Seeking Truth)||Star Channel|
|Ireland||Close to Home||RTÉ One|
|Israel||קרוב לבית (Karov LaBait; lit. Close to Home)||Xtra HOT, HOT family||2006|
|Italy||Close to Home – Giustizia ad ogni costo||RaiDue||June 11, 2007|
|Jamaica||Close to Home||Television Jamaica||2008|
|Japan||Onna Kensatsukan: Anabesu Cheisu
(Female Criminal Prosecutor: Annabeth Chase)
|Super! drama TV||August 11, 2010 (season 1)|
February 9, 2011 (season 2)
|Latin America||Close to Home||Warner Channel|
|Malaysia||Close to Home||RTM 2||2008|
|Middle East and North Africa||Close to Home||Dubai One||February 10, 2009|
|The Netherlands||Close to Home||SBS 6||September 13, 2007|
|New Zealand||Close to Home||TV One|
|Norway||Close to Home||TV3|
|Philippines||Close to Home||C/S on RPN|
|Poland||Krok od domu (A step from home)||TVN||December 19, 2006|
|Portugal||Perto de Casa||FOX, RTP2||November 17, 2008|
|Slovakia||V tieni zločinu (In the shadow of crime)||Markíza|
|Slovenia||Zločini pred domačim pragom (Crimes at the doorstep)||POP TV|
|South Africa||SABC 2|
|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|
January 9, 2006
|Thailand||Close to Home||True Series||September 28, 2006|
|Turkey||Mymax||March 23, 2007|
|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" Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine.