CTV’s New CrimeTime Saturday Slot to Begin With All-New Cold Squad Episodes, Beginning September 4


CTV’s Gemini Award-winning series Cold Squad returns to television this Fall, kicking off a new 52-week CrimeTime Saturday slot, Saturday at 9 p.m. ET, beginning September 4 (check local listings).

The 52-week slot will rotate original episodes of Cold Squad with encore episodes of crime heavyweights C.S.I., C.S.I. Miami and Cold Case. The first three episodes of Cold Squad’s seventh and final season will lead CTV’s new crime anthology, airing Sept. 4, 11 and 18. The remaining nine episodes will be rotated throughout the year (full schedule is TBA)

Julie Stewart as “Ali McCormick”

As Canada’s longest-serving, current drama series, Cold Squad is proudly taking a much deserved bow, with its seventh and final season, 13 hours of gritty and intriguing detective stories. This season, Ali’s back and she has her hands full with two new rookies and a hot case-load of cold files. Joining Ali McCormick (Julie Stewart), Len Harper (Matthew Bennett), Andrew Pawlachuck (Gary Chalk) and Christine Wren (Joely Collins) is homicide detective Samantha Walters (Sonja Bennett) and Corporal Ray Chase (Tahmoh Penikett), a 27-year-old rookie, who quit law school to become a beat cop. Whether its the unsolved murder of a junkie or a real estate millionaire, Cold Squad is brought in to solve the cases that no other department can. From the death of a crusading woman trying to avenge the fate of her sister to the murder of a contestant on a televised talent show to the abduction of a sixteen year old girl, the talents and skills of the squad of detectives lead by Sergeant Ali McCormick is continually put to the test.

“We’re extremely proud of what Cold Squad has brought to the television landscape over the last seven years,” said Susanne Boyce, President of Programming for CTV and Chair of the Media Group. “As it bows for its final season, we’re thrilled to pair our exciting original crime series with its ever-popular American-based counterparts. All in all, viewers are in for a an action-packed Saturday night.”

Cold Squad is a Keatley MacLeod/ Alliance Atlantis production in association with CTV. Executive Producers of Cold Squad are Matt MacLeod and Julia Keatley of Keatley MacLeod Productions, Steve Ord of Alliance Atlantis and showrunner, Peter Mitchell. Gary Harvey is Co-Executive Producer and Gigi Boyd is the Producer. Louise Clark is Director of Western Independent Production for CTV. Bill Mustos is Senior Vice-President, Dramatic Programming for CTV. Susanne Boyce is CTV’s President of Programming and Chair of the Media Group.

Cold Squad is produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, CTF: Licence Fee Program, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program, CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund, the Independent Production Fund, the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and is also developed and produced with the participation of Rogers Telefund. Alliance Atlantis has worldwide distribution and merchandising rights except in the U.S., where it is distributed by Keatley MacLeod Productions.