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[07/21/04 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Cuts 'Next Action Star' Run Short
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC is trimming its "Next Action Star" by one week, as the network plans to drop the show's penultimate episode ("Road Kill or Be Killed") in favor of wrapping the series on Wednesday, July 28 at 8:00/7:00c ("Score to Settle").

It's not clear how the show will address events from the skipped episode.

In addition, the Peacock has bumped up the premiere of "Bet Your Life" (previously titled "Hit Me"), the telefilm which stars the winners of "Next Action Star," by one week. The two-hour original will now air Wednesday, August 4 at 8:00/7:00c.

Here's how NBC's press materials describe "Bet Your Life":

This made-for-television film from executive producer Joel Silver (�The Matrix,� �Die Hard�) stars the male and female winners of the �Next Action Star� reality series on NBC. Louis Morneau (�Bats�) directs from a teleplay by Jeff Welch. Alan Schechter is the producer. In this fast-paced edge-of-your-seat action film, Sonny Briggs (male �Next Action Star� winner), a former pro quarterback and current Vegas limo driver with a gambling jones is framed for murder by a psychopathic, harmonica-playing high-stakes gambler, Joseph (Billy Zane, �Titanic�). Joseph bets Sonny $2.4 million that he can�t stay alive for 24 hours while Joseph tracks him and hunts him down for sport. With the clock ticking, Sonny heads for Cleveland � but what he doesn�t know is that Joseph has already rigged the game, planting tracking devices on him. While Sonny runs for his life, he discovers Joseph isn�t the only one pursuing him. Carmen Rawlins (female Next Action Star winner) � a relentless bounty hunter who works for a loan shark whom Sonny owes� stays right on his tail. A few helicopter chases, explosions and a deadly game of dodge the flame-thrower later, Sonny decides to cut Carmen in for half the action if she will help him � and then he quickly double-crosses her. With less than eight hours to go, Sonny goes one on one with Joseph and takes a high dive with Carmen. Sonny�s chances of cashing in are looking good � that is, until he realizes that the final �rule� of the game requires him to be back at the Tower Casino in Vegas before midnight in order to collect his prize. The two Next Action Star runners-up make cameo appearances as well.





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