Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Bridge - March 5th - 9:00

CTV announced yesterday that the two-hour premiere of The Bridge will air Friday, March 5th at 9:00 and the show will then run Fridays at 10:00.

From the CTV website:

The Bridge peels away the veneer of a big-city police force to reveal the political machinations underneath. After the rank and file unanimously vote street cop Frank Leo (Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas) into office as union head, he begins his quest to put street cops first and clean up the force from the ground up. But the old boys' network running the police force and the city's self-serving politicians are not about to sit idly by while a former street cop makes up his own rules. Frank walks a thin blue line as he battles wiretaps and a concerted campaign to bring him down, letting nothing stop him from fulfilling his unwavering vow that when cops are in trouble, he will be there.

The show looks great. I think the episode that I co-wrote with Dannis Koromilas will be episode number 4 or 5 and the episode I wrote (crooked cops running hookers - it was ripped from the headlines, or like my stuff usually is, ripped from the weird news on page six) will be number eight or nine.

Still no news on USA air dates. Maybe this summer.


pattinase (abbott) said...

We could sure use it here.

Dana King said...

Great news. Keep us posted for the US premiere.

seana graham said...

Wonder if we can get this down here on Hulu or something.

Author Scott Nicholson said...

Hi John, I've enjoyed your comments on JA Konrath's blog--look forward to returning here often. I am putting together a freebie writing-advice download ( if you want to throw in.

I like your idea of more coop or collaborative efforts by authors--the Write Good project is only one such.

Scott Nicholson
The Red Church

Dana King said...

I went to the web site yesterday, and it looks like they stream episodes of their shows over the web. No way to tell if The Bridge will be available until it comes on the air. It's also possible they may block transmission to us here in Baja Canada because of rights requirements. (I believe CBS owns US broadcasting rights.)

We'll have to see.

Dannis said...

Hey John, our episode that we wrote together should be airing on Friday March 19th, 2010. Episode 4 of the 13...Looking forward to it buddy--always, DK

John McFetridge said...

Thanks everybody.

Yes, Dana, it's likely CTV will wait and let CBS do something with the show in the US - it may be on in the summer.

And yes, Scott, I'm very interested in how writers can work together, both to help out withtheir writing and with selling some books.

seana graham said...

Thanks, Dana and John. I will keep an eye out. Just got a new computer, so theoretically I can do things like this now...

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Patty said...

Good news. Andre and I look forward to catching an episode.

Peter Rozovsky said...

I dunno, man. If cops running hookers is only Page Six, you must be reading some kind of newspaper. Good luck and good ratings.
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