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Crook and Chase

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Country of origin  United States
Running time  approx. 44 minutes
Original language(s)  English
Created by  Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase
Presented by  Lorianne Crook Charlie Chase
Original network  The Nashville Network (1986-1999) RFD-TV (2008-2012)

Crook & Chase is an American television talk show hosted by Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, focusing primarily but not exclusively on country music.

The two had already worked together on the weekly syndicated program "This Week In Country Music," which is still on the air under the name of Crook & Chase Top 40 Countdown and distributed by Premiere Radio Networks.

The series first aired on The Nashville Network in primetime from 1986 to 1996, then called The Nashville Record Review (later presented by Katie Haas and Bill Cody). It was called Crook and Chase from 1986 to 1993, and then became known as Music City Tonight when Crook and Chase replaced the popular show Nashville Now after its host Ralph Emery retired. Crook and Chase moved to daytime syndication from 1996 to 1997. After their syndicated show was canceled, they returned to host their own show on The Nashville Network where they stayed until it was canceled in 1999 (as part of TNN's overhaul into a more male-oriented general interest channel, which eventually was renamed Spike).

The series often featured guests from various backgrounds. Famous con man Steve Comisar appeared Crook & Chase as a fraud prevention expert, under the name Brett Champion.

After a nine-year hiatus, the show was revived on RFD-TV beginning January 17, 2008. In fall-2010, the show started airing in weekly syndication, and archive reruns of the series air in various timeslots on Luken Communications's digital subchannel networks, My Family TV and the Retro Television Network. The show's spinoff is Music City Tonight, which aired from 1993 to 1995 on TNN, with reruns airing until 2000.

References

Crook & Chase Wikipedia


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