Shooting Rings out in West Dallas

Film crew takes over Fort Worth Avenue

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    TK

    We’ve had at least four television shows filming in and around Dallas in the past few months.

    First there was the Billy Zane lawyer show … what was it called? Then we had the one starring the one-time lawn-boy-toy from “Desperate Housewives,” and did it ever even make it to the air?

    “The Good Guys” did air and turned out to be fairly decent, and now Jerry Bruckheimer and his crew take over with “Chase,” a cop show about "a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down the violent criminals on the run."

    Hello stereotypes. Is she the daughter of “McCloud?”

    Anyway, the production closed down a stretch of Fort Worth Avenue this morning, and the street will remain closed until about 9 p.m. The shots you might hear from the area this time likely will be make-believe.

    And, given the show’s description, a commenter to the Dallas Morning News story — screen name nffcnnr — wins the alternate show title award with suggestions such as “WalkHer Texas Ranger” and "The Underwire."

    A respectful tip of the hat, sir or madame.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. If any of these shows needs an old, seedy flophouse for a scene, his would be just about perfect.