Wednesday, July 01, 2009


"ABC is the latest network to pick up a Canadian produced television series. Copper is a 13-episode drama following a group of rookie police officers who went through the police academy together as they take jobs with a major urban centre force.

The show will air on Global in Canada. Showrunner on the project is Flashpoint veteran Tassie Cameron.

Flashpoint — about a tactical police squad — has been airing on CBS and NBC has picked up The Listener — about a telepathic paramedic — for the summer. Both of those shows are produced in Canada and air on CTV north of the 49th.

In February, CBS announced it was joining CTV in picking up The Bridge, a procedural crime drama starring Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica) as a former cop turned union boss.

The 2008 writers strike sparked a flurry of hope in Canada that U.S. networks would start looking north for original television productions to fill airtime. To a limited degree, that seems to be happening.

Flashpoint, which is highly popular in Canada, was the most-watched original drama in the U.S. last summer and is currently winning its time period on Fridays for CBS."

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