Thursday, January 31, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: "The Chase" Captures Broadcast Award for "Best Daytime Programme"

After the popular ITV game show was overlooked for a National Television Award earlier this month, the series finally received the recognition it deserved by taking home its first-ever award for "Best Daytime Programme" at the 2013 Broadcast Awards last evening. The Chase was selected over four other nominees in the category including Antiques Roadtrip, Loose Women, Moving On, Phil Spencer: Secret Agent, and Secret Dealers. The awards ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London honoring the best of U.K. programming from the "Best Children's Show" to "Channel of the Year". 

Considering the program has been airing for seven series now, I think The Chase is long overdue for winning a television award of any kind. With a stellar cast of Chasers, interesting contestants, an excellent host at the helm, and an great game format, this show should have been nominated for something three series ago. When Millionaire hit U.S. soil in 1999, it only took a year for the show to win its first award, specifically Daytime Emmy Award for "Best Game Show". Nevertheless, congratulations to the cast and crew of The Chase for their Broadcast Award victory. I have a feeling that this will not be the last time we hear news about The Chase being nominated to win or winning an award, Broadcast Award or otherwise. On a quick end note, with all the success The Chase is receiving, the FOX (or one of the "Big Four" networks) had better start hopping on the bandwagon and green-lighting the production of an American version of the show soon before its too late.

Check out some of the most humorous and most memorable moments for past episodes of The Chase in the clips below.


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