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[08/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
Chuck Norris Returns to CBS for "Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast OcT. 16 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

(NOTE TO EDITORS: The following movie replaces the previously announced "Time Bomb" on this date).

CHUCK NORRIS RETURNS TO CBS FOR "WALKER, TEXAS RANGER: TRIAL BY FIRE," A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE TO BE BROADCAST OCT. 16 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Sheree J. Wilson, Judson Mills and Clarence Gilyard Also Return

Janine Turner Also Stars

Chuck Norris reprises his role as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker in WALKER, TEXAS RANGER: TRIAL BY FIRE, a new television movie to be broadcast as the "CBS Sunday Movie," Sunday, Oct. 16 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series stars Sheree J. Wilson (Alex Cahill), Judson Mills (Francis Gage) and Clarence Gilyard (James Trivette) also return for the movie in which Walker must try to find a teenager who is on the run from a dangerous crime syndicate, and also clear an innocent colleague who is framed for murder. Janine Turner plays a forensics expert.

A missile guidance component inadvertently falls into the hands of a 13-year-old boy who becomes the target of a crime syndicate determined to recover it. When Walker (Norris) responds to a message left by the boy's father asking for help, he goes to their home and discovers that the father has been brutally murdered. The boy shows up while Walker and Gage (Mills) are at the murder scene and, when they attempt to remove him from the house, they are also attacked. The boy manages to escape but remains the target of the men whose only mission is to recover the key component which gives missiles 100 percent accuracy in hitting a target.

Meanwhile, forensics expert Kay McCord (Turner) is investigating the murder of a woman who she saw leave a local bar with Ranger Rhett Harper (Andre Kristoff). Though Harper fervently denies any knowledge of the crime, D.A. Alex Cahill (Wilson) is forced to arrest him. Walker believes in Harper's innocence and vows to help clear his name.

Texas Ranger Trivette (Gilyard) is given the opportunity to train recruits at CIA Headquarters in Quantico, VA.

Chuck Norris starred as the title character in the series WALKER, TEXAS RANGER from 1993-2001 on the Network. He also starred in the television movies "Walker, Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion" and "Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder," also on the Network. He played Joshua McCord in the television movies "The President's Man" and "The President's Man: A Line in the Sand," on the Network. His feature film credits include "Delta Force," "Delta Force II," "The Hitman" and "Missing in Action" and its sequels, "Firewalker" and "Sidekicks." He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwan Do, both Korean fighting styles and knows all forms of the Martial Arts. In 2004, Norris released his autobiography, Against All Odds: My Story, written with Ken Abraham, which made the New York Times bestseller list. Proceeds from the book go to the life-skills nonprofit foundation, KICKSTART, which he considers his mission in life. The project began in Houston, teaching 150 high-risk children martial arts as part of the school curriculum. Today, this program serves more than 5,000 youngsters at 38 Texas schools. Norris is now working to expand the foundation nationwide.

Sheree J. Wilson played D.A. Alex Cahill in the series "Walker, Texas Ranger" for its eight season run and returned for the movies as well. She played April Stevens Ewing on the long-running Network series "Dallas" from 1986-1991. Her other television credits include the movies "Past Tense," "News at Eleven," "Velvet" and the mini-series "Kane & Abel." Her feature film credits include "Birdie and Bogey," "Midnight Expression," "Hellbound" and "Crimewave."

Judson Mills, also a "Walker, Texas Ranger" series regular, played Francis Gage. He also appeared in the television movie "The President's Man: A Line in the Sand." His other television credits include the series "CSI: Miami," "JAG" and "The Guardian," on the Network, and "The X Files," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "NYPD Blue." His feature film credits include "Dismembered," "Jesus, Mary and Joey," "See Jane Run," "Chill Factor," "Mighty Joe Young," "Bury Me in Kern County," "T.N.T." and "Gods and Monsters."

Clarence Gilyard played Texas Ranger James "Jimmy" Trivette on the series and appeared in the television movie "Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion." He also starred in the series "Matlock" from 1989-1993 as Conrad McMaster. He appeared in the movies "Matlock: Nowhere to Turn," "Matlock: The Suspect," "Matlock: The Picture," "Matlock: The Witness Killings," "Matlock: The Fortune" and "Matlock: The Vacation." His feature film credits include "Die Hard," "The Karate Kid, Part II," "Off the Mark," "The Duck Factory" and "The Kid with the 200 I.Q."

Janine Turner starred in the Network series "Northern Exposure" from 1990-1995. Her other television credits include the series "Strong Medicine," the daytime series "Another World" and "General Hospital," and the television movies "Beauty," on the Network, "A Secret Affair," "Fatal Error" and "Circle of Deceit." Her feature film credits include "Trip in a Summer Dress," "No Regrets," "Birdie and Bogey," "Dr. T and the Women," "Leave It to Beaver" and "Steel Magnolias."

During its eight season run from 1993 to 2001, "Walker, Texas Ranger" was Saturday's top show, peaking in the 1995-96 season with an average audience of 19.4 million viewers.

WALKER, TEXAS RANGER: TRIAL BY FIRE was produced by Paramount Network Television. Chuck Norris, Aaron Norris and Leslie Greif ("Walker, Texas Ranger") are the executive producers. Aaron Norris also serves as the director from a script by John Lansing & Bruce Cervi ("Walker, Texas Ranger").





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· BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· JAG (CBS)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· STRONG MEDICINE (LIFETIME)
· TIME BOMB (CBS)
· WALKER, TEXAS RANGER (CBS)
· WALKER, TEXAS RANGER: TRIAL BY FIRE (CBS)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)





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