The Beat

Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9:30 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Spring Fever”

Rookie Bryan Nykon learns the ropes alongside beat veteran Dave Steverding. Plus, a victim turns suspect in a rooming-house altercation, and the Beat Enforcement Team moves into a bigger, brighter precinct next door.

Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9:30 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Northern Exposure”

The aboriginal presence on the Downtown Eastside points to troubling trends in the community as a whole. Plus, a group from the Beat Enforcement Team tours the Far North, addressing First Nations youth on the dangers of drug use.

Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9:30 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Mr. Coffee”

The Beat Enforcement Team sets its sights on a drug operation being run out of a Chinatown coffee shop. Plus, a well-executed plan gets the arrests and seizures they wanted and Sergeant Hinton and Steinkampf prepare for a trip up north.

Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9:30 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Missing”

A new club scene bordering the Downtown Eastside gives police major headaches. Meanwhile, Sergeant Hinton is hoping hot yoga will promote team building within the unit. Later, all hands are on deck in the search for a missing person.

Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT, 10 p.m. MT on Citytv

“Welcome to the Downtown Eastside”

Led by 20-year veteran Sgt. Toby Hinton and adrenaline junkie Sgt. Mark Steinkampf, The Beatfollows the intersecting stories of six police officers who live for the street. In this Season 2 premiere episode, the officers take time out from their busy street patrol to give a group of teenage hockey players a tour of “skid row” where they encounter the harsh realities of addiction, homelessness and crime. At a nearby rooming house, other B.E.T. members are hot on the heels of a drug bust, but hidden cameras, fortified doors, and escape routes help the dealers stay a step ahead.

OLN heads back to the downtown streets of Vancouver’s eastside with the highly-anticipated return of original series The Beat.

Premiering Sunday, July 29 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on OLN, The Beat follows the gritty, high-octane action of the Vancouver Police Department’s elite squad: the Beat Enforcement Team (B.E.T.).

In 10, all-new, 30-minute episodes, The Beat delivers in-your-face confrontations as the B.E.T. patrols, serves, and protects the city’s downtown eastside community – a hotbed of drug abuse, prostitution, mental illness, and violent crime. Continue reading »

Friday, August 6 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pmCT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

With “Operation Old Timer” in full swing, acting Staff Sergeant Toby Hinton decides that he will take a turn as the undercover elderly decoy. A professional makeup artist ages Hinton by 30 years in a few short hours, so he can make himself a target to the area’s predators. The success of the operation motivates Hinton to apply for a permanent position of staff sergeant.

Friday, August 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT) on Citytv

Rooming houses on the Downtown Eastside have become a favourite spot for drug dealers to conduct business. When Sergeant Mark Steinkampf receives a tip concerning a drug ring in one of the neighbourhood’s most notorious buildings, he decides to act. At the same time, acting Staff Sergeant Toby Hinton faces another major problem in the area: violence toward the elderly community. With the blessing of upper management, he unveils project “Operation Old Timer”.

Friday, July 30 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pmCT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

A controversial government decision to shut down a safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has everyone choosing sides. Sergeant Steinkampf takes a visiting journalist on a tour of the neighbourhood, just as housing activists decide to squat in a nearby park. Soon enough, the area’s drug dealers find a way to entrench themselves among the tents. The BET counters by sending in undercover agents. Inspector John McKay, meanwhile, is on the lookout for a prostitute he’s been trying to help get off the streets.

Friday, July 30 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pmCT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

A controversial government decision to shut down a safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has everyone choosing sides. Sergeant Steinkampf takes a visiting journalist on a tour of the neighbourhood, just as housing activists decide to squat in a nearby park. Soon enough, the area’s drug dealers find a way to entrench themselves among the tents. The BET counters by sending in undercover agents. Inspector John McKay, meanwhile, is on the lookout for a prostitute he’s been trying to help get off the streets.