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    'Amazing Race' Team Unveils New 'Catch Me' Reality Show - Inside TV

    'Amazing Race' Team Unveils New 'Catch Me' Reality Show

    * April 27, 2010
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    * By: Sharon Knolle

    Jerry Bruckheimer and Bert van Munster, producers of the Emmy-winning 'Amazing Race,' have just struck a deal for a new series with ABC that's being teased as a "heart-stopping reality competition."

    The new reality series is tentatively called 'Catch Me,' according to The Wrap, and promises to contain several of the action elements that made 'Amazing Race' a hit.

    Producers are reportedly looking to cast teams of two in the project, with contestants who "have an adventurous streak and a poker face." They'll begin recruiting their poker-faced players in Chicago.

    ABC chief Steve McPherson developed 'Race' when he ran Touchstone Television, and he has reportedly wanted to develop a new reality series with Bruckheimer and van Munster ever since.

    At this point, it's not clear if 'Catch Me' has been greenlit for more than just a pilot.

    Bruckheimer's list of TV credentials is an impressive one, including the 'CSI' franchise and the new 'Miami Medical.' Bruckheimer is currently working on new dramas 'Chase' for NBC and 'The Whole Truth' for ABC. Van Munster also developed 'Oprah's Big Give' and 'Profiles From the Front Line.'
    Obviously the show details haven't been totally decided on, but it sounds like the premise is a kind of alternate take on a race... a pursuit. Whether its one team running and another trying to catch them, or if its some "non player" running and teams trying to catch that "character" isn't clear.

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    Re: Amazing Race creative team to develop new (somewhat) similar show

    Cool.
    I enjoy the escapism of reality television. Beats the heck out of worrying about your REAL life!!

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    Re: Amazing Race creative team to develop new (somewhat) similar show

    Sounds interesting. I hope it's not meant to replace TAR, though!
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    Re: Amazing Race creative team to develop new (somewhat) similar show

    Sounds interesting, but it's on ABC. I didn't like 'The Mole', so I'm hoping it's more like TAR.

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    Re: Amazing Race creative team to develop new (somewhat) similar show

    This sounds like they're trying to get "The Runner" back into production. They were casting for this reality show - where contestants chased a runner, when Sept. 11 hit. After that, they scrapped it I'm sure because they were afraid for the contestant's safety - runner more than agent. (There was an option for people to catch the runner as well for prizes).

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