From Scott Stinson of the National Post:
‘Cracked’ takes a second swing at success
The show itself had a rather grey-area first year. Was it a police procedural or a show about mental illness? A modest success, it was renewed for a second season with significant changes in mind. A new showrunner was put in charge, with Bruce Smith, who was part of the writing team, taking over for Tracey Forbes. More noticeable to viewers is the replacement of co-lead Stefanie von Pfetten, who played the psychiatrist on the police unit. Her character is quickly dispensed with in the Season 2 opener, having been relocated for family reasons. That leaves an opening for a new doctor, and as it happens the team crosses paths with a suitable candidate, played by Brooke Nevin (Chicago Fire), right away. Fortuitous! Continue reading.