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New tonight: Rookie Blue on Global – “Big Nickel”


“Big Nickel” – Andy and Swarek try to put their tense personal relationship aside during a routine prison transport, but their frustrations explode when the inmate escapes and they’re forced to chase him down. Back at the station, Dov and Gail seek answers in the mystery of an amnesiac John Doe, and Chris and Traci help Detective Barber reconstruct the missing notes from a crucial court case, on “Rookie Blue,” THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in “Big Nickel” is Ian Tracey as Ray Albert Swann and Natalie Krill as Edie Larson.

“Big Nickel” was written by Morwyn Brebner and Adam Pettle and directed by Steve DiMarco.


Callum Keith Rennie ‘compelling and consistently interesting’ in Shattered

From Brad Oswald of the Winnipeg Free Press:

  • Actor makes dysfunctional detective compelling
    “Shattered is an attention-grabber for a couple of reasons — first, it’s well written and employs a cop-show concept that hasn’t been seen a thousand times before (unlike Global’s other unexpectedly popular summer-launched drama, Rookie Blue), and second, its star delivers a compelling and consistently interesting performance.” Read more.

MuchMusic’s fall shows

DEGRASSI – **New Episodes**
Season 10 Returns in October
One of Canada’s top young adult series returns for a second semester. The first half of Season 10 brought big changes to the students when new rivals, new friends, and a shift in the school’s hierarchy shook up every relationship. And the year is only getting started. Fans can catch DEGRASSI when it returns in October, airing once a week, exclusively on MuchMusic.

DISCOVERED (formerly known as DISBAND)
Season 3 premieres in November
MuchMusic’s Gemini-nominated breakout series DISCOVERED (formerly known as DISBAND) may have a new name but still delivers the same rock ‘n roll goods. Each episode puts aspiring bands through a rock star boot camp and teaches them the ins and outs of the music biz. A panel of industry experts hold each artists fate in their hands and determines if they have what it takes to be DISCOVERED. Past seasons have catapulted bands such as San Sebastian, Stereos, These Kids Wear Crowns, and Abandon All Ships to stardom. The slate of 10 new artists chosen for Season 3 to be announced soon.

VIDEO ON TRIAL – **New Episodes **
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET
The most brutally honest judges in pop culture are back to discuss, dissect, and degrade today’s hottest music videos in an all-new season of VIDEO ON TRIAL. This no holds barred MuchOriginal series features comedian guest jurors who give scathing reviews of five music videos each episode. No celebrity is safe from these tough critics. Beware Britney Spears.