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    Cold Squad

    Cold Squad

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    CTV (ended 2005)
    Cold Squad is a one-hour police drama originally on CTV that focuses on 'cold cases'; unsolvable cases that have gone for years without a solution. Each week there is a new 'cold case' brought out of the woodwork to solve, which may date back five years, or could even date back fifty years. The primary personality in Cold Squad is Sgt. Ali McCormick. Although she isn't the official head of the unit, her opinion is invaluable to the other workers. She is backed up by a team of highly skilled professionals who, as it so happens, are also her good friends. Throughout the years, the cast was comprised of: Allan Lysell (Det. Bill Overmyer (1999-2000; eps. 27-39)) Bob Frazer (Det. Eddie Carson (1998-1999; eps. 12-26)) Eli Gabay (Det. Larry Iredell (1998; eps. 1-11)) Garry Chalk (Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk (2000-2005; eps. 40-98)) Gregory Calpakis (Det. Nicco Sevallis (1999-2003; eps. 27-85)) Hiro Kanagawa (Det. James Kai (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Jay Brazeau (Sam Fisher (1998-1999; eps. 1-26; 2000-2001; eps. 40-59)) Jerry Wasserman (Insp. Vince Schneider (1998; eps. 1-11)) Joely Collins (Christine Wren (2000-2005; eps. 40-98)) Joy Tanner (Jill Stone (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Julie Stewart (Sgt. Ali McCormick (1998-2005; eps. 1-98)) Linda Ko (Dr. Christine Liu (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Lori Ann Triolo (Det. Jackie Cortez (1998-1999; eps. 12-26)) Matthew Bennett (Sgt. Len Harper (2001-2005; eps. 60-98)) Michael Hogan (Det. Tony Logozzo (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Paul Boretski (Det. Nick Gallagher (1998; eps. 1-11)) Paul Coeur (Sgt. Lloyd Mastrowski (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Peter Wingfield (Insp. Simon Ross (1998-1999; eps. 12-26)) Richard Ian Cox (Manny Needlebaum (1999-2000; eps. 27-39)) Sharon Alexander (Bernice Boyle (1999-2000; eps. 27-39)) Sonja Bennett (Det. Samantha Walters (2004-2005; eps. 86-98)) Stephen McHattie (Sgt. Frank Coscarella (1999-2001; eps. 27-59)) Tahmoh Penikett (Corp. Ray Chase (2004-2005; eps. 86-98)) Tamara Craig Thomas (Det. Mickey Kollander (1999-2003; eps. 27-85)).moreless
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    Earth: Final Conflict

    Earth: Final Conflict

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    CTV (ended 2002)
    In the early twenty-first century, Earth is visited by an androgynous-looking alien race, the Taelons. Soon—with the Taelons' help—famine, disease and pollution have been eliminated.

    William Boone is assigned protector of Da'an, the Taelon "companion" for North America. However, Boone is secretly working for the resistance—an underground organisation that believes the Taelons are not as benevolent as they seem.moreless
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    Due South

    Due South

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    CTV (ended 1996)
    In this popular series that ran from 1994 to 1996, Benton Fraser comes to Chicago in an attempt to find out who killed his father. After solving the murder, he decides to stick around and work for the local Canadian consulate. He has made friends with a local detective, Ray Vecchio, whose sister, Francesca, has a major crush on him. Although Vecchio is often confused by Benton's strange way of doing things and Benton is often confused by how things are done south of the border, the two get along famously, having an incredible on-screen chemistry. Due South was originally a made-for-TV movie on CBS, with location shots done in Chicago, but most shots were in Toronto. After the end of the 1994 - 1995 season, CBS dropped the show, and CTV had to secure outside funding to finish off the year, even though CBS did order more episodes as a mid-season replacement in 1995 - 1996. The show was cancelled in 1996 due to low ratings, with the final episode airing in Canada in May of 1996. A year later, they resurrected some of the cast and crew to create the 1997 - 1999 spin-off. While many of the cast from the original show returned, they were unable to secure David Marciano to continue his role as Ray Vecchio. The ratings never lived up to the producers hopes, and the spin-off was cancelled after 26 episodes. There is often confusion as to whether the 26 episodes with Callum Keith Rennie is part of the original series with David Marciano, because the two series were combined and presented together in the United States as one series with three seasons. See Due South (1997-1999).moreless
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    Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years

    Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years

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    CTV (ended 1996)
    Set in the small town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years follows what happened to the townspeople after the death of Hannah Call two years earlier. Her death forever changed the lives of her husband Newt, father Josiah, brother Austin, and Clay Mosby, the man who loved her because she reminded him of his dead wife. Much darker than the original series, The Outlaw Years designed to show what happens when people lose everything, and there is nothing left that matters to them. In addition to the talented regular Canadian cast of Scott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Kelly Rowan and Paul Johansson, this season added American import Tracy Scoggins, and Paul Le Mat as Hannah's ever-changed father Josiah Peale, Frank C. Turner as the sweetly innocent Unbob Finch, Bret Hart as bounty hunter Luther Root, Guylaine St-Onge as the soiled dove Florie and Sam Khouth as the local town doctor Ephraim Cleese. Also see Lonesome Dove: The Series.moreless
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    Counterstrike

    Counterstrike

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    CTV (ended 1993)
    The series follows Alexander Addington's passion for justice, after his wife's kidnapping and his privately financed trio of multifaceted operatives under the leadership of Peter Sinclair, former Scotland Yard inspector, with the single goal of hunting down criminals. Addington and Sinclair brings together the rest of the crew, which includes Luke Brenner, Hector Stone, Nicole Beaumont, Gabrielle Germont and a few others. This Canadian action-adventure television show comes from the producers of the Gemini Award winning show, "Night Heat " ====================== Production Companies * Alliance Communications Corporation * Atlantique Productions * CFC Production * Gaumont Télévision * Grosso Jacobson * Limited Partnership * Media Ventures XXVII * Robur Films * TF1 * USA Television Network Special Effects * Gajdecki Visual Effects (GVFX) ======================= Awards Gemini Awards -- 1994 Won -- Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- James Purcell Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- Sophie Michaud Gemini Awards -- 1992 Nominated --Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- Simon MacCorkindale Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- Christopher Plummer ============================ Release dates: Canada November 2, 1991 France November 20, 1991 ============================= Filming Locations: Paris, France Toronto, Ontario, Canada =============================moreless
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    Power Play (1998)

    Power Play (1998)

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    CTV (ended 2000)
    Ruthless New York sports agent Brett Parker returns to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario intending to move their NHL franchise, the Hamilton Steelheads, to Houston for a pile of cash. Once home, however, Parker becomes the team's new General Manager after the current GM dies in front of him. He sets out to turn the bumbling team around, while forging a relationship with his estranged daughter and clashing with the Steelheads' equally ruthless corporate president. The series was made in Toronto, and aired for two seasons on CTV. In the US, UPN bought the show, but yanked it after two episodes. Hamilton, Ontario is a real city. The Spectator is really their newspaper, and Copps Coliseum, where the Steelheads play, is a real arena. The Steelheads, however, are an entirely fictional team. Their name is a play on the fact that Hamilton is the steel town of Ontario. The steelhead is also a fish, which is the team's logo.moreless
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    You Can't Do That on Television

    You Can't Do That on Television

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    CTV (ended 1990)
    This was a sketch comedy show for young adults that was very popular in the 1980s. The series began life as a live variety show in Ottawa, Canada in 1979, which featured comedy sketches, music videos, and call-in contests. After the first season, the series was given a massive retooling and became a videotaped sketch comedy series. Its biggest success came when the series found its way south to the United States and became one of the trademark shows of Nickelodeon, a new cable channel aimed at children, where it aired until 1992. YCDTOTV may be long gone, but one of the shows trademarks, people getting covered in green slime (usually when they said "I don't know?"), has become a Nickelodeon staple.moreless
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    My Secret Identity

    My Secret Identity

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    CTV (ended 1991)
    My Secret Identity was a science-fiction comedy series, which ran from 1988 - 1991. It follows the adventures of a teenage boy, Andrew (Jerry O'Connell) who accidentally stumbles into his scientist neighbour Dr.J's (Derek McGrath) experiment. The experiment just happened to be a photon beam, which gave Andrew superpowers, including super speed and the ability to fly!moreless
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    F/X: The Series

    F/X: The Series

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    CTV (ended 1998)
    Based on the feature movies "F/X" comes a hour-long action show F/X: The Series, a mix of illusion and reality. The show centeres around Rollie Tyler (Cameron Daddo), who fights against his unsuspecting crooks and is mostly a lot stronger and smarter than them with his skills and knowledge. The show is mostly described as a mix of Mission: Impossible and MacGyver and is attractive even more because one of the stars is Carrie-Anne Moss, a famous Matrix cast. The show ran two years in syndication.moreless
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    Tek War

    Tek War

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    CTV (ended 1996)
    The year is 2044 and the drug of choice is Tek - a mind-blowing virtual reality stimulant that has created a whole new breed of ruthless criminals. Jake Cardigan is released from hi scryo-prison to work for Walter Bascom. Together they try to fight the those criminals. Based on his best-selling Tek novels by William Shatner. (Season One was part of a rotating schedule called ACTION PACK.)moreless
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    Lonesome Dove: The Series

    Lonesome Dove: The Series

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    CTV (ended 1995)
    Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Wyoming, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows the romance and marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks remarkably like his late wife, Mary. In addition to the talented regular Canadian cast of Scott Bairstow, Christianne Hirt, and Eric McCormack, the show also featured the recurring players of Dennis Weaver as legend Buffalo Bill Cody, Diahann Carroll as innkeeper and widow Ida Grayson, Paul Johansson as newspaperman Austin Peale, and Paul Le Mat as Hannah's father and the editor of the local paper. The series was spun-off into Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, which also lasted only one season.moreless
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    The City (1999)

    The City (1999)

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    CTV (ended 2000)
    The City aired on Canadian networks from March of 1999 until June of 2000. Although often confused with the short-lived American spin-off daytime drama The City (1993 - 1995), Canada's primetime soap The City was a gritty drama set against a Toronto backdrop. Lawyer Katherine Strachan Berg is the central character of the show, and much of the first season focuses on her relationship with her husband, real estate tycoon Jack Berg, and her son, Strachan. She gets one heck of a shock when her former lover (now a priest), Shane Devlin, comes back into her life, and it's Katherine and Shane's former relationship, and Strachan's true paternity, that got this show off on the right foot. Although the show didn't do too badly in the ratings, both it and Power Play were cancelled to be replaced with two newcomers -- Paul Gross' Steelstring (which never did hit the airwaves) and The Associates (which, like The City, was cancelled after only two seasons). Although it's also been refered to as Flesh and Blood (the working title) and Deep in the City (the American title), on Canadian networks, it was always just The City. Broadcasting Information:

    March 1999 - May 1999: Tuesday 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    November 1999 - June 2000: Friday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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    Canada AM

    Canada AM

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    CTV
    Canada AM is a combination show, featuring news coverage, entertainment, life-style, financial and medical information. The hosts cover the daily news and weather, while also presenting current events and entertainment news. Correspondents provide medical, financial, diet, fitness, gardening and technological advice. On January 28, 2008, Canada AM changed from a 2.5-hour format to a six-hour format, allowing for live coverage across Canada; the show is broadcast on the regular CTV network station from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and then continues from 9 a.m. until noon (eastern time) on the CTV NewsNet (cable channel 62 in Toronto), with hosts from B.C. taking over duties from 10 a.m. (eastern) On June 9, 2008, with no fanfare at all, the six-hour format was dropped. The show continued on with a slightly extended version of four hours, still beginning at 6 a.m. with hosts Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson present until joined by Seamus O'Regan and Beverly Thomson at 6:30 a.m.; the show aired on CTV until 9 a.m. at which point it switched over to CTV NewsNet for one more hour, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. In September, 2008, again, with no announcement made, the show dropped the 9 - 10 a.m. hour on CTV NewsNet, simply running for 3 hours on CTV's main station.moreless
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    Due South (1997)

    Due South (1997)

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    CTV (ended 1999)
    This series is a continuation of the comedy-drama Due South and ran from 1997 to 1999. The earlier series followed the life of Benton Fraser, a Canadian Mountie. He first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father and stayed as a liaison for the Chicago Police Department. His American partner Ray Vecchio was originally played by David Marciano. Due South was canceled after the first season and canceled again after the second. The presumably final episode aired in Canada in May of 1996. Almost a year later, in 1997, the show was picked up again. Over the course of two years, 26 additional episodes aired which are covered in this guide. They are often considered as season 3 and 4 of the original series. In 1997, David Marciano was no longer available for the role of Fraser's partner. On screen, his character goes deep undercover with the mob and is replaced with Stanley Raymond Kowalski (Callum Keith Rennie), who poses as Ray Vecchio to protect the cover. Fraser, his new partner, and the deaf half-wolf Diefenbaker continue to battle crime.moreless
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    Once a Thief

    Once a Thief

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    CTV (ended 1998)
    Mac Ramsey (Ivan Sergei) is a thief who lives in China with his fellow thief and lover Li Ann (Sandrine Holt). When they try to escape from the ruthless Tang family, a building blows up and Mac and their enemy Michael are presumed dead. Li Ann moves on to a new life in Canada working as a secret agent. Here, she meets handsome ex-cop Victor (Nicholas Lea) and falls in love. But their lives are turned upside down when Mac is recovered from a prison he has spent 18 months in. He has two choices - either be on the street and be killed by the Tangs, or work for the agency. So the three are pushed together under a manipulative yet complicated woman known only as "The Director" (Jennifer Dale). Is she a cruel-hearted evil old cow? Or is there something different lurking under her troubled exterior?? Soon, this mis-matched group have to learn to get along in this strange agency with the other weird agents - the local assassins Camier & Murphy (Greg Kramer and Julian Richings), the paranoid librarian Nathan Muckle (James Allodi), a teenage gangster named Jackie (Vicky Pratt) and The Director's henchman - Agent Dobrinsky (Howard Dell). Can they achieve a lasting friendship, or are their differences too great?moreless
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    Two

    Two

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    CTV (ended 1997)
    Gus McClain is an average guy with a nice job and a hot wife, which was a great life. Little does he know that he has an identical twin brother, named Booth Hubbard. A brother, who will destroy everything that Gus has, and frames Gus for it.moreless
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    Neon Rider

    Neon Rider

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    CTV (ended 1995)
    Are you a troubled teen looking to get that monkey off your back? Try working out your problems on horseback. In this series, therapist Michael Terry opens his B.C. ranch to at-risk youths, all of whom must relinquish their delinquent side and rehabilitate their lives. It's through chores and the interpersonal relationships they build that the kids really get down to earth and realize what the world has in store for them.moreless
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    Crime Stories

    Crime Stories

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    CTV (ended 1999)
    Crime Stories from CTV was an hour-long Canadian news program that covered high-profile criminal cases that required years of dedicated police work to solve. The show covered cases such as "Girls Just Wanna Get Found," which details the mystery of missing 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki who never returned from a visit to an ice cream store in Detroit, Michigan. After nine years Detective Derek McLaughlin eventually revisits the clues and discovers new evidence that points to Arthur Ream, the father of the girl's boyfriend. "The Long Stemmed Killer" follows the murder of Lita McClinton, an Atlanta socialite, who had filed from divorce from millionaire Jim Sullivan. The case took 19 years and international manhunt to bring the murderer to justice. Other episodes include "Stalkers in the Shadows" about an obsessive boyfriend, and "A Body to Die For" about a father-daughter killing spree. This true crime series ran from January through August in 1999. moreless
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    E.N.G.

    E.N.G.

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    CTV (ended 1994)
    E.N.G. (an abbreviation which means Electronic News Gathering) was a primetime Canadian drama that dealt with the personal lives of a group of newscasters and staff in the newsroom of a fictitious Toronto news station. Ann Hildebrandt was the executive producer of the news at station CTLS-TV 10; and she was having a secret affair with Jake Antonelli, the young hotshot cameraman. Her world was rocked with the arrival of Mike Fennell, the new News Director who had eyes for ratings. Their opinions clashed, but they only had the best interests of the station and their co-workers in mind. Among the other characters in CTLS' newsroom were Kyle Copeland, the station manager; Jane Oliver and (age-conscious) Seth Miller were the anchors; Bruce Foreman was a schemer; Marge Atherton was the motherly editor and source of strength for all; JC was an assignment editor; and Dan Watson was an insensitive, smarmy reporter. Some of the episodes were shown on Lifetime Cable network from 1989-1990. The show ran for a couple more years in Canada, until it was cancelled. The show was produced by Alliance Communications Corporation, CTV and Téléfilm Canada. Gemini Awards History: 1995 -- Nominated -- Best Dramatic Series -- David Barlow, Jennifer Black, Robert Lantos 1995 -- Nominated -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor -- Clark Johnson 1995 -- Nominated -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actress -- Natalie Radford 1995 -- Nominated -- Best Original Music Score for a Series -- Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon 1995 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role -- Cynthia Belliveau 1994 -- Won -- Best Dramatic Series -- Greg Copeland, Jennifer Black, Robert Lantos 1994 -- Nominated -- Best Writing in a Dramatic Series -- David Cole 1993 -- Won -- Best Dramatic Series -- Robert Lantos, Jeff King, Jennifer Black, Bob Carney 1993 -- Won -- Best Performance by a Supporting Actor -- Jonathan Welsh 1993 -- Won -- Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- Sara Botsford 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series -- René Bonnière 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress -- Robin Gammell 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- Art Hindle 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role -- Theresa Tova 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Writing in a Dramatic Series -- Peter Lauterman, Angelo Stea 1993 -- Nominated -- Best Writing in a Dramatic Series -- Barbara Samuels, Wayne Grigsby 1992 -- Won -- Best Dramatic Series -- Bob Carney, Jennifer Black, Jeff King, Robert Lantos 1992 -- Won -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress -- Michelle St. John 1992 -- Won -- Best Writing in a Dramatic Series -- Wayne Grigsby 1992 -- Nominated -- Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series -- Peter Rowe 1992 -- Nominated -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress -- Maurice Godin 1992 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role -- Sara Botsford 1992 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role -- Sherry Miller 1992 -- Nominated -- Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series -- David Midgley, Nolan Roberts, Dan Latour 1990 -- Won -- Best Dramatic Series -- Bob Carney, Jennifer Black, Jeff King, Robert Lantos 1990 -- Won -- Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Continuing Dramatic Role -- Art Hindle 1990 -- Won -- Best Writing in a Dramatic Series -- R.B. Carney 1990 -- Nominated -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress -- Wayne Robson 1990 -- Nominated -- Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress -- Frances Hyland 1990 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by a Supporting Actor -- Karl Pruner 1990 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by a Supporting Actress -- Sherry Miller 1990 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by a Supporting Actress -- Mary Beth Rubens 1990 -- Nominated -- Best TV Movie -- Jeff King, Jennifer Black, Robert Lantos, R.B. Carney [For the pilot episode.] 1990 -- Nominated -- Best Writing in a Dramatic Series -- Wayne Grigsbymoreless
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    Taking the Falls

    Taking the Falls

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    CTV (ended 1996)
    The show was a short-lived comedy about ex-cop private detective Terry Lane and hot-shot corporate lawyer Catherine McVicar working together in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Despite the show's short run it managed to receive a Gemini nomination for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series (1997) - Edward Atienza in episode Last Rite.moreless
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