Rookie Blue

Thursday, July 14 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

A series of arsons culminates in the torching of a laundromat and the rookies are sent to canvas the area for suspects. Meanwhile, as Andy tries to stop the grieving widow from entering the burnt-out laundromat, the two become trapped in the unstable building.

A Global summer staple, Big Brother is finally back and wins the night with a strong premiere performance garnering 1.7 million viewers (Ind. 2+, national). Featuring a new twist this season that re-introduced some of the reality series’ most troublesome twosomes, Global ruled the roost and dominated Thursday primetime.

BIG BROTHER SEASON 13 DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data Adults 18-49):

Also won the night in the key Adults 18-49 demo with 878,000 viewers

Big Brother won the night in each of the key Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary markets

Outperformed the closest time-slot competitor, CTV’s Expedition Impossible, with more than double the viewers

Plus, 1.4 million loyal Rookie Blue fans (Ind. 2+, national) were arrested by another riveting episode. Andy and Luke got engaged, and the stakes continue to rise for the officers at 15 Division.

ROOKIE BLUE SEASON 2 DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data Adults 18-49):

594,000 viewers in key A18-49 demo, second only to Big Brother for the night

Won its timeslot in each of the three key markets

Viewers who missed last night’s episodes of Big Brother and Rookie Blue can catch up on GlobalTV.com or on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.

Next time on Big Brother Sunday, July 10 – 8pm ET/PT, the nominations for eviction are revealed; Wednesday, July 13 – 8pm ET/PT the Power of Veto competition is held; and Thursday, July 14 – 9pm ET/PT, the first houseguest is evicted.

And the Rookie Blue drama continues in “Heart & Sparks” (Thursday, July 14 – 10pm ET/PT): As the 15th Division attempts to recover from the shooting of Det. Luke Callaghan, a series of arsons culminates in the torching of a laundromat. The list of suspects grows, as Chris and Gail take to the streets and encounter a man from Chris’s past, while Traci interrogates a young firebug found at the arson scene. Meanwhile, Andy’s effort to stop the grieving widow from entering the burnt-out laundromat results in the two women being trapped in the unstable building, and what seems like a straightforward case of arson ends up being something much bigger.

Source: BBM Canada PPM Data – June 23, 2011 – July 7, 2011 based on overnight data (2+, A18-49 national)

Thursday, July 7 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Andy and Swarek investigate a bizarre case when they are called to the scene of a gruesome homicide. They soon learn their prime suspect is an emotionally disturbed man who is obsessed with a young coffee barista. Meanwhile, Luke is badly wounded when the disturbed man shows up at his house looking for Andy.

Thursday, June 30 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Andy and Gail go undercover as waitresses at a club known for frequent drug use, but get more than they bargained for when their fellow waitress turns out to be involved with a vicious criminal. Meanwhile, Traci wrestles with feelings for her old flame, Detective Barber, while Dov tries to weather the storm when a young woman files a complaint against him and Andy opens up to Sam about her commitment to Luke.

All new episode of Rookie Blue tonight on Global.

Last week, Global’s smash hit original drama Rookie Blue proved it’s still packing heat as the second season premiere booked 1.4 million viewers (2+, national). Winning its time-slot nationally and in the key Adults 18-49 demo, the highly-anticipated debut delivered a solid performance as the #1 drama program of the night.

Viewers who missed last week’s premiere episode can catch up on GlobalTV.com or on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.

This week on Rookie Blue (“Might Have Been” – Thursday, June 30 at 10pm ET/PT), Andy and Gail go undercover as waitresses at a club known for frequent drug use, but get more than they bargained for when their fellow waitress turns out to be involved with a vicious criminal.

Meanwhile, Traci wrestles with feelings for her old flame, Detective Barber; Dov tries to weather the storm when a young woman files a complaint against him; and Andy opens up to Sam about her commitment to Luke. Joris Jarsky (Cra$h and Burn), Alan Van Sprang (King) and Polly Shannon (Lie With Me) guest star.

Source:   BBM Canada PPM Data – June 23, 2011 based on overnight data (2+, A18-49 national)

Thursday, June 23 – 10pm ET/PT *Season 2 Premiere* on Global

In this first episode of season 2, Andy McNally’s world explodes when an unsuspecting university student is caught in the crossfire during a random concert shooting. McNally sets out to unravel the motive and track down the shooter, putting her in direct conflict with Division 15’s new detective, Jo Rosati (Camille Sullivan). Meanwhile, as Rosati investigates her own angle on the concert mayhem, sparks fly between her and her former partner, Detective Luke Callaghan.

Illustrating its continuing commitment to the Canadian television production industry, Shaw Media announced today that it has 15 new scripted dramas planned for the next year – more than any other Canadian broadcaster.

This ongoing focus on outstanding Canadian productions, co-productions and partnerships delivered record audiences during the 2010/11 season with homegrown programs Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and The Kennedys.

“We’re extremely proud of the role we’ve played in championing original Canadian dramas,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. “This past year proved to be a real turning point for our local productions attracting record Canadian audiences and unprecedented attention from the US. And with four US network simulcasts scheduled over the next 12 months, the future is only looking brighter for homegrown productions.”

Through Shaw Media’s many US and international partners, audiences can expect to see a wide spectrum of top notch productions – some based on best-selling novels, others inspired by true events and many original dramas from some of the country’s best creative team.

 

Productions of note include:

 

GLOBAL

 

Combat Hospital

Combat Hospitalis set in 2006 when Canadians played a pivotal role overseeing the medical and military personnel at the NATO Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. This highly charged series follows the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses as they navigate their way through the relentless life-and-death battles on the operating table. Global’s latest original drama makes its series premiere Tuesday, June 21 – 10pm ET/PT in simulcast with ABC. Combat Hospital is a joint production of Canada’s Sienna Films and the UK’s Artists Studio, and is currently filming in Toronto

 

Rookie Blue,Season 2

This summer, the personal and professional lives of the rookies continue to collide. On and off the job, these cops still have a lot to learn. After premiering on Global last year as the most-watched debut season of any scripted Canadian TV series in two decades,Rookie Blue is back with season two Thursday, June 23 – 10pm ET/PT in simulcast with ABC. Developed by Thump Inc. and produced in partnership with Entertainment (eOne) Television, the 13-episode series was commissioned by Shaw Media and picked up last year by ABC Television Network during development. Rookie Blue II was shot earlier this year in Toronto.

 

The Firm

Already a bestselling novel and a box office smash hit, John Grisham’s The Firm has now been commissioned by Shaw Media for Global as an original 22-episode x 60-minute series. The Firmwill premiere midseason 2012 in tandem on Global and NBC as part of the networks’ fall TV seasons, and will be shot on location in Toronto. The Firmis produced by Entertainment (eOne) Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Paramount Pictures.

 

Bomb Girls

Set in 1940s Toronto, the 6-part x 1 hour series Bomb Girls delves into the lives of the exceptional women – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds,building bombs on the assembly line in the munitions factory. Bomb Girls is a Muse Entertainment /Back Alley Film production set to shoot on location in Toronto. Written by Michael MacLennan (Queer as Folk, Godiva’s) and co-created by Michael Maclennan and Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County, Bliss), the series is Executive Produced by Janis Lundman (Durham County, Bliss), Michael MacLennan, Adrienne Mitchell and Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, The Pillars of the Earth). Bomb Girls will premiere on Global in winter 2012.

 

Titanic

Shaw Media, along with ABC, ITV Studios and Lookout Point present Titanic, an epic four-part (4x1hr) miniseries set to premiere in simulcast on Global and ABC. The story that continues to generate interest globally is brought back to life with a fresh take from BAFTA® winning producer Nigel Stafford Clark (Bleak House) and Oscar® winning writer Julian Fellowes, (Gosford Park). The television debut of the Titanic in spring 2012 will aptly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragic event. Filming began this spring on location in Budapest, Hungary.

 

SHOWCASE

 

Lost Girl,Season 2

Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of mortals. The premiere onSeptember 12, 2010 garnered the highest ratings ever for an original Canadian scripted series on Showcase, pulling in over 400,000 viewers (2+). Based on this great success, work began almost immediately on season two. Lost Girlis developed and produced in partnership with Prodigy Pictures Inc. and Shaw Media, and is shot in the Hamilton area.

 

King, Season 2

King, starring Amy Price-Francis (The Cleaner, 24, Californication) as gutsy, no holds barred police detective Jessica King, is currently in early pre-production for season two. A critical success in its first season on Showcase, King is shot on location and in studio in Toronto. The series was developed by Greg Spottiswood (Shattered) and Bernie Zukerman (This Is Wonderland, Million Dollar Babies) for Indian Grove Productions Ltd. and commissioned by Showcase for Shaw Media.

 

World Without End

World Without Endis based on Ken Follett’s multi-million bestseller of the same name and will air on Showcase in 2012. Budgeted at US$43 million, this eight-hour special event is a Canadian/German production with Tandem Communications and Canada’s Take Five Productions in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott´s SCOTT FREE FILMS. Principal photography with director Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, Shooting Dogs) is set for a July start on location in Hungary. 

 

Haven,Season 2

Havencentres on the small town of Haven, Maine, where FBI agent Audrey (Emily Rose, ER, Brothers and Sisters) discovers that this curious enclave is a long time refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Currently in production for season two in Nova Scotia, this fantasy-noirseriespremieres Monday, July 18 on Showcase. Developed and produced by Entertainment (eOne) Television, and co-commissioned by Shaw Media with the Syfy Channel in the United States,Haven secured 2.6 million total viewers on Syfy and ranked as one of the top five series for Showcase (A25-54) for season one. Haven is based on The Colorado Kid by Stephen King.

Thursday, May 26 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

In the final episode of the first season, Andy and Chris accidentally screw up one of the biggest drug busts of the decade when they arrest one of the players. In an effort to save the operation, Swarek and Andy go undercover to make the drug buy. When Andy realizes that their bait and switch has created an ambush that will endanger Swarek’s life, it’s all hands on deck as the coppers of 15 Division rush to save the life of one of their own.

Thursday, May 26 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

In the series premiere, rookie cop Andy McNally’s makes her first big arrest – a suspected drug dealer – who turns out to be Sam Swarek, an undercover officer from her own division. She makes up for her grave mistake by going face-to-face with a dangerous gunman who already has one man’s blood on his hands.