Looking For A Stay Of Execution, ''Karen Sisco'' Picks Up Three
January 15th, 2004
With only four episodes to prove to the network brass their show is worth saving, the producers of the critically lauded -- but viewer anemic -- ABC action/drama show "Karen Sisco" are looking towards a tried and true formula to bring in new viewers: the return of the old flame.
In the upcoming episode "The Middle of Something," which begins filming on January 22nd in Los Angeles, U.S. Federal Marshal Karen Sisco and Assistant U.S. Marshal Billy Furillo are looking to take down a fugitive; when Sisco comes in contact with FBI Special Agent Nick Chenault, a former lover of Sisco's who is after the same man, a key witness in a federal investigation who could help put away a notorious mobster. A self-possessed, and recently divorced, guy who clearly still has feelings for Sisco, Chenault does what he can to get Sisco to back off her case, and into his bedroom.
Chenault is described as Caucasian in his late 30s to early 40s, an intense, wary and careful agent very much in love with Sisco, who becomes both enraged and intrigued when she gives him a tip-off that could break or make his case. Furillo, a Caucasian or Latino in his early 30s, is handsome, funny, quick-tempered and protective of Sisco. Both Chenault and Furillo are projected to become recurring characters, should the show get a reprieve, along with a mysterious lawyer named McCreedy.
Executive Producers: Bob Brush, Michael Dinner, Danny DeVito, John Landgraf, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Executive Consultants: Scott Frank, Elmore Leonard
Episode Director: Michael Dinner
Episode Writers: Michael Dinner and John Mankiewicz
Casting Directors: Linda Lowy, John Brace
Casting Assistants: Will Stewart, Michael Betts Start
Episode Production Start Date: Jan. 22, 2004
Shooting Location: Los Angeles