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Upcoming series: Pretty Dangerous, Global, Wednesdays

Pretty Dangerous, a stylish and irreverent new series documents the harrowing, true stories of “bad girls” and the seemingly endless parade of male fools they have scammed, bilked, and sometimes murdered for money. The first of eight half-hour episodes kicks off on Wednesday, February 7 – 10:30pm ET/PT on Global Television with the remarkable tale of Toronto con artist Tracy Sargent, who used her sexuality to defraud a variety of besotted men out of more than a million dollars over 20 years.

In the series’ premiere episode, Sargent, the former call girl is interviewed for the first time ever about her infamous career as a Toronto con artist, devastating the lives of dozens of high-profile men throughout the city, including CEOs, crown attorneys, priests, governors, and royalty. Her latest victim, ‘Jack’ divulges how he was victimized by Sargent, although, and unbelievably, he continues to pay Tracy’s rent even after he put her in prison for five months.

Mixing quirky black & white film-noir footage with highly stylized narration, Pretty Dangerous exposes not only the femme fatales, but also their foolish, unsuspecting victims. The series is a groundbreaking crime documentation which takes a mischievous look at the extremes both gold-diggers and fools will go to in their thirst for money and love.

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Robson Arms season one online, season two coming soon

From series writer David Moses at Don’t Feed the Writer:

  • “For those of you who missed the first season, you can watch it online, chez CTV’s website.”

From CTV:

Saturday Feb. 10 at 9pm ET – Ordinary Assholes

Season 2 of Robson Arms picks up with a “For Sale” sign outside of the apartment building following an earthquake and the death of the building’s owners at the end of the first season.

Great location… too bad about the neighbours.

Hey Neighbour!  Welcome back to Robson Arms, the once-grand low-rise apartment building in Vancouver’s West End. Although it’s recently suffered an earthquake, it’s still home to a motley collection of tenants with lives as complex and cracked as the building itself.  

Season 2 of Robson Arms picks up 6 months after Season 1 left off.   The previous owners of the building are dead and a “For Sale” sign sits front and center outside.  As with any apartment building, some people have moved on … and others have moved in.

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Corner Gas Breaks Out with Biggest Audience This Season

From CTV:

[Monday] night’s Corner Gas broadcast on CTV was the most-watched episode this season when 1.63 million viewers tuned in, winning the 8-8:30 p.m. timeslot for the second week in a row against an all-new simulcast episode of Prison Break on Fox/Global (1.58 million).

In next week’s all-new episode, airing Monday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, Davis buys a table hockey game for the police station and Brent and Karen show battle it out to see who is the ultimate champion. Meanwhile Lacey decides to nominate Emma as a local Woman of Distinction – provided Emma can prove her worth.

All audience figures are courtesy of BBM Nielsen Media Research and represent a nation-wide picture of television viewing in Canada.

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