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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. Created by Jim Leonard, the series was primarily filmed in Southern California. The score composer was Michael A. Levine.

On May 16, 2007, the series was officially canceled by CBS.

Plot

See List of Close to Home episodes for more information Annabeth Chase is a criminal prosecutor with a near perfect conviction record. Throughout the series, she lost only one case, in the first season's second-to-last episode. She also lost her first case against a corrupt cop named Veeder in the second season's third-to-last episode. She was 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.

First season

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.

Second season

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.

Cast

Recurring roles

  • Bruce Davison " Defense Attorney Doug Hellman

U.S. Nielsen Ratings

Season Episodes Premiere Finale Viewers
(million)
Rank 18-49 demographic
Season 1 22 10.41 #45 2.8/8
Season 2 22 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.

International broadcasting

Country Title Station Premiere
Close to Home telefe 2006
Close to Home Nine Network
13th Street
2006
November,2009
Close to Home ORF 1 April 13, 2007
Close to Home VijfTV June 8, 2006
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
"? ?????? ??????"? (Latin alphabet: V Opasna Blizost) Nova Television (Season 1)
Diema 2 (Repeats of Season 1 and premieres of Season 2)
Season 1 - 2006
Season 2 - 2009
Close to Home
Juste Cause
CTV
[[Séries+]]
Blizu doma HRT2
Zlo?iny ze sousedství (Crimes from Neighbourhood) Prima family 2007
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Close to Home OBN 2008
Kurjuse kannul Kanal 2 2009
Kodinpuolustaja MTV3
Close to Home - Juste cause TF1 and TMC September 6, 2006
Close to Home VOX 9 February 2007
"?????"???"??"? "??? "??????? (Seeking Truth) Star Channel
Close to Home RT"? One
??"?"? ?"??? (Karov LaBait; lit. Close to Home) Xtra HOT, HOT family 2006
Close to Home - Giustizia ad ogni costo RaiDue 11 June 2007
Close To Home Television Jamaica 2008
Onna Kensatsukan: Anabesu Cheisu
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(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
Arti Nam? LNK
Close to Home RTM 2 2008
Close to Home SBS 6 September 13, 2007
Close to Home TV One
Close to Home TV3
Close to Home C/S on RPN
Krok od domu TVN December 19, 2006
Perto de Casa FOX, RTP2 November 17, 2008
V tieni zlo?inu (In the shadow of crime) Markíza
Zlo?ini pred doma?im pragom POP TV
SABC 2
??? ? ? (RR: Keulloseu tu Hom, MR: K'?llos? t'u Hom; vocal transliteration of the English title Close to Home) On Style
TV3
(Italian) TSI1

Catalonia
Fiscal Chase
Fiscal Chase
Fox
TV3
October 2006
January 9, 2006
Close to Home True Series September 28, 2006
Mymax March 23, 2007
Close to Home Dubai One February 10, 2009
Close to Home Living and Ftn January 23, 2006



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