Motive, CTV – “Crimes of Passion”
When a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run accident, first clues point Detectives Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Vega (Louis Ferreira) toward the girl’s disgruntled ex-boyfriend. Passion is a strong enough motive for murder, but Angie believes the boyfriend is innocent. She takes a different tack, which reveals a connection between the victim and an eminent prosecutor in the midst of a mayoral campaign. Turns out that passion may well be the motive, and the underpinning of a secret double life.
Lost Girl, Showcase – Faes Wide Shut
When humans start dissolving into piles of goo, Bo uncovers a nefarious twist to a sexy Key Club. Meanwhile, Bo is forced to make an extreme revelation about her bestie.
Heartland, CBC – “Waiting for Tomorrow”
Scott discovers that Spartan has a broken leg and Amy is forced to make the toughest decision of her life.
Dragons’ Den, CBC – “Valentine Edition”
A new showerhead system hopes to avoid being put in hot water; a targeted dating site looks for a Dragon partner; and a chocolate bar wakes up the Den. Plus a Canadian Classic gets a meaty spin.
Republic of Doyle, CBC – “The Heroine”
Jake’s worst fears are realized upon discovery that Leslie has gone missing while working her dangerous undercover assignment, and now he’s determined to find her at all costs. Meanwhile, an unlikely and suspicious client enlists Des’s PI services. Guest stars: Robert Joy, Max Martini, Joel Thomas Hynes
From Alfie Lau of the New Westminster Record:
A star who doesn’t forget his city roots
Hard to believe, but it was a concussion that started Graham Wardle on his way to television stardom. Wardle was on the inaugural New Westminster Hyacks football team in 2003, playing defensive back and backup quarterback when a concussion sidelined him from the sport. Read more.
Lost Girl, Showcase – “Confaegion”
Bo’s houseguest Vex unwittingly brings “greetings” from a vengeful Morrigan – sparking a chaotic role-reversal that demands Kenzi and Lauren work together to save their fae friends.
Heartland, CBC – “Playing With Fire”
When a local horse show is cancelled Lou saves the day for Georgie and Mallory by stepping up to host it at Heartland.
Dragons’ Den, CBC
A highly entertaining performance is served up to the Dragons; things get up close and personal in the Den; and a multimillion dollar valuation has the Dragons spinning their wheels. Plus; a food topping that needs a boost from the Dragons.
Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Identity Crisis”
Jake and Mal are hired by a man to find his wife, who he claims is alive and well despite being reported dead for years; Tinny takes her investigation into Crocker a step further; Leslie embraces Jake as a confidante.
From Bill Brioux of TV Feeds My Family:
- Murdoch Mysteries lifts CBC’s premiere week
Premiere week is over. How did CBC do? The first week of January is a big one for CBC as the public broadcaster tries to take advantage of a more-or-less down week in network television to sneak on its 2013 series premieres. The network headed into the beginning of the year behind the 8 Ball with Hockey Night in Canada off its schedule due to the prolonged lockout, although the good news is the CBC’s most-watched broadcast returns Jan. 19. Add in budget cuts, the loss of popular supper hour driver Jeopardy! and other slings and arrows and its a wonder CBC managed to keep the lights on at all last fall. Read more.
Lost Girl, Showcase
When Kenzi’s childhood friend is snatched away, Bo follows her bestie underground to help find him. Meanwhile, Dyson’s new partner looks like trouble for Bo.
Heartland, CBC – “The Road Ahead”
Amy and Ty hold off telling the family their great news when they return from their trip to find everyone reeling from the devastating fire at Lou and Peter’s home.
Dragons’ Den, CBC
The Dragons put their fitness skills to the test; a franchise opportunity spins a few wheels and the largest ask ever drops Dragon jaws. Plus; a Prairie product creates a buzz in the Den.
Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Bloodwork”
Jake and Mal are given no choice but to help an escaped convict prove his innocence, and they get a glimpse of the drug trade in the city in the bargain; Tinny’s curiosity about her father grows; Jake finds out why Leslie’s been off the radar. Guest stars: Erin Karpluk, Joris Jarsky, Joel Thomas Hynes, Avery Ash, Gordon Miller.