Series debuts for the week of Oct. 8

Series debuts for the week of Oct. 8. Check local listings for exact times in your area.

Monday, Oct. 9

Rumours, CBC: Rumours offers a modern look at high urban living through the eyes of the staff at a Toronto-based women’s magazine. Wild and wickedly funny, the show explores sex, love, friendship, family, and business and how the lines between these things blur, fall apart, and get smashed to pieces. Airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC. Official show site.

The Hour, CBC:

The Hour brings viewers a different take on the news. It’s not a newscast. And It’s not a magazine show. It’s 1/24th of a day through the lens of George Stroumboulopoulos and company. All news shows cover the issues of the day. The Hour covers them in an unconventional way. Whether it’s interviewing Canadians in The Hour’s dubious panel van, setting up the current climate in a political hot zone, or interviewing a past-his-prime rock star in all his spandexed glory, George is there, guiding you seamlessly between politics and pop. Airs Mondays – Thursdays at 11 p.m. on CBC. Official show site.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Intelligence, CBC: Intelligence is the story of opposite sides of the law coming together to serve themselves and each other. It is a cat and mouse game of exploitation and cover-up, as each camp uses intelligence agents to build up their enterprises. As the season begins, third generation gangster Jimmy Reardon and Director of Vancouver’s Organized Crime Unit Mary Spalding have made deals with the devil; that is, Jimmy has made the deal to work with Mary Spalding as a star informant, and Mary has made the deal to provide Reardon with protection from prosecution. Each will attempt to use the other without getting caught in the act. Airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on CBC. Official show site.

Thursday, Oct. 12

October 1970, CBC: The eight-hour mini-series October 1970 is a detective thriller, a hostage drama and a political nail-biter. On October 5, 1970, the political landscape of Canada was changed forever when terrorists from the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnapped British diplomat James Cross from his Montreal residence. Five days later, another FLQ cell snatched Pierre Laporte, Québec’s Minister of Labour. By October 17th, Laporte had been killed, the police were overwhelmed, the city was in chaos, and the army, in full battle gear, patrolled the streets. Ottawa invoked The War Measures Act suspending civil liberties in Canada. Airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBC.

Friday, Oct. 13

Jozi-H, CBC: Set in a socially turbulent, violent, yet undeniably modern city, JOZI H is a gripping medical drama about the personal struggles faced by an eclectic, international band of Doctors, Surgeons and Nurses, dedicated to saving lives at one of the world’s highest profile emergency medicine facilities – “Johannesburg Metropolitan Hospital”. The result is enthralling, compelling viewing in a series filled with complex characters and intriguing storylines, based on universal themes, yet ready to tackle hot issues. JOZI H is a hard-hitting series that combines cutting-edge medicine with riveting drama. Airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on CBC. Official show site.

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