CRISIS in Crisis?

CRISIS in Crisis?

As I sat on my couch watching the Chicago-made hostage drama this past Sunday, I decided to stick around for next week’s preview and when I heard the phrase “Coming up in two weeks…” I thought “Uh oh.”

And it’s actually looking like it'll be more like three weeks. This Sunday it’s the Zoe Saldana remake of ROSEMARY’S BABY doing the bumping. The two-hour Part One of this two-part mini-series airs this Sunday at 8 pm Central, replacing both BELIEVE and CRISIS.

Then the following Sunday… May 18, the all-important last Sunday of May sweeps… NBC pulls both BELIEVE and CRISIS for yet another two-hour special. This time, it’s a re-broadcast of the two-hour "Women of Saturday Night Live" special, starting at 8 pm Central. Ouch.

So CRISIS has been pulled from the schedule for the next two Sundays, but is it cause for concern? Well, I guess it depends what your expectations are. If you’re hoping for a second season of CRISIS, I would say at this point that is looking quite unlikely. If your hope is that this season of CRISIS completes its run and that all twelve or thirteen episodes are broadcast, I’d say there’s hope. And as always, I'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, while you’re waiting for that new episode of CRISIS to air on Sunday, May 25th, be sure to check out full episodes and other goodies online at

Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at