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Q&A: Star of 'Chase' got start on soap opera

'Chase' star first on soap opera

I really like the show Chase and especially the leading lady. Can you tell me more about her?

Chase, which is in its first season, is about a team of U.S. marshals that tracks down dangerous criminals in south Texas.

It now airs on Wednesday at 9 p.m. on NBC. Twenty-two episodes were originally ordered by the network, but that was cut to 18 in December. The new episodes are likely to run out by March. Its future beyond that is uncertain.

Kelli Giddish, 30, plays the lead role of U.S. Marshal Annie Frost. She's a native of Cumming, Ga. She was a member of her high school's softball team and also was active in theater. She graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana, where she majored in theater performance.

Her TV acting career began in 2005 with a two-year stint in the soap opera All My Children. She also has appeared in the Web series The Burg, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Damages, Without a Trace, Life on Mars and Past Life.

"She (Annie Frost) has a lot of soul to her, but she's also hugely related to her job," Giddish said in an interview. "Her father's still an outstanding fugitive so she goes out there every day in order to prove she's not a criminal herself."

Anguish over losing 'Lights'

How can the last and final season of Friday Night Lights, a show that has been watched by many and for its entire run, be taken off network television and put on a station that requires homes to have a satellite dish on their roofs? This is totally ridiculous and unfair. Shame on NBC for leaving loyal viewers of this terrific show to wonder how it all ends. In my house, Friday nights were must-see TV with Coach Taylor, and I would like to see how it all works out for him, his family, his football team and the town of Dillon, Texas. Where can I expect to see this last season without purchasing the DVD when it becomes available?

You're not alone in feeling abandoned by the path this critically acclaimed series has taken.

You can watch older episodes of the show online, at www.nbc.com/friday-night-lights/ episode-guide. A recent check showed the latest episode available is from August, but eventually they should all make it there.

If you're a Netflix customer, you can see the first four seasons there right now, and you should also be able to see the entirety of the series at some future date.

Same goes for DVD rental. A quick Web search shows the first four seasons for rent at Blockbuster, which means they'll all be there, eventually.

Or you can become friends with someone who has DirecTV.

Q&A: Star of 'Chase' got start on soap opera 01/30/11 [Last modified: Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:30am]
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