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'Law & Order: UK' Canadian Premiere June 11
Via The Futon Critic.

Citytv Announces Summer 2009 Programming Line Up.

Law and Order UK Season 1 (Canadian Premiere)

Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)

Based on the wildly successful series from Emmy award winning producer Dick Wolf, Law and Order UK comes to Canada! Law and Order UK follows Detective Ronnie Brooks (Bradly Walsh, Coronation Street) and partner Detective Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica) as they solve some of the most gruesome crimes committed in Great Britain.


Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high television style.

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From: canadiangirl_86 Date: May 27th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I just read this here as well! Very exciting!
wisteria_ From: wisteria_ Date: May 27th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I wonder if they'll be showing the full season, or just the first seven episodes? I'm going through withdrawal here.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 27th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm guessing it's just the seven episodes that aired in the UK already. However, there is precedence for shows airing episodes outside the country of their production first. Season 1 of BSG, Stargate: Atlantis, and Farscape jump to mind.
xwacky From: xwacky Date: May 27th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC) (Link Me)
::sigh:: Are we ever going to have it shown here in the US? I have no illusion it'd get shown on major networks, but BBC America maybe? Is that too much to hope for?

Btw, is the series released on dvd?
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 27th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The first seven episodes are being released to DVD in the UK in September prior to the airing of the remaining six episodes that have been filmed.

I don't expect to see the show air on NBC, but it's sister networks USA or Bravo maybe. ::crosses fingers::
xwacky From: xwacky Date: May 27th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Whooo, you are not teasing me about the possibility on USA or Bravo, are you? You think it'll happen? ::cross fingers with you::

But the DVDs are only available in UK? Wonder if we'd be able to get them here. They won't be able to play on my DVDPlayer at home, but I'm sure they'd play on computer.

They didn't air all the episodes? Why not? Have you heard if they are returning for another season?

By the way, I haven't seen any of the episodes yet. I can't find them anywhere. Have you seen them? Are they any good?
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 28th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I think USA or Bravo is a possibility since they are part of the NBCU family of networks and the series is a co-production with NBCU.

I'm not rushing to buy the DVDs because I'm holding out hope that a DVD set with all 13 episodes will be released in the US at some point.

There was no announcement as to why they spilt the the thirteen episodes into two seasons/series. It struck me as something that has become typical with US cable networks, but I've heard it's not an uncommon practice in the UK as well.

I've seen the first five episodes and still have the last two that aired to watch. The reason I've held off on watching those final episodes is that the final episode had particularly difficult subject matter to watch. I will say no more unless you want spoilers. I did write up some reviews on my LJ. The pilot episode I felt had problems, but the series got better as it progressed. A lingering issue for me was how the characters and trials were written on the 'order' side of the stories. Good performances from the entire cast though.

No word on the series being renewed as ITV is having major financial troubles at the moment.
xwacky From: xwacky Date: May 28th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh, the DVD set coming out in the fall only has 7 episodes? Not worth the trouble then.

The way you put it, it's not so far-fetched L&O:UK may be shown on USA or Bravo. *g*

By the way, *whisper*where did you go see the 5 eps*whisper*?

Edited at 2009-05-28 03:20 am (UTC)
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