New tonight: Cra$h & Burn on Showcase – series premiere

crashburnWednesdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning November 18
Encore presentations: Fridays at 11pm ET/PT and 5pm ET/PT, Sundays at 7pm ET/PT and Wednesdays at 5pm ET/PT

Described as a cross between The Office and The Sopranos by the show’s creator, Cra$h & Burn follows Jimmy Burn, a cocky yet charming claims adjuster for a cut-throat, bottom-line insurance corporation. Jimmy maneuvers his way around insurance scams and the criminal underworld as he tries to escape his past and make a better life on the gritty post-industrial streets of Hamilton. Executive produced by Paul Gross, Frank Siracusa, and Malcolm MacRury (ZOS: Zone of Separation, Deadwood), Cra$h & Burn stars Luke Kirby (Tell Me You Love Me, Slings and Arrows) as Jimmy Burn. Casting also features Leela Savasta (Battlestar Galactica, Intelligence) as Lucia Silva, Jimmy’s live-in girlfriend; Caroline Cave (The L Word, This Beautiful City) as Catherine Scott, a shrewd yet practical in-house insurance lawyer; Clark Johnson (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, also an Emmy-nominated director on The Shield) as Walker Hearn, a veteran insurance investigator and Steve Bacic (The Guard, Andromeda) as Korkov, a conman and Mafioso hustling to scam the system.

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