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Upcoming series: The Line premieres March 16

THE LINE (Canadian Original)

Created and written by playwright/screenwriter George F. Walker and his writing partner Dani Romain, The Line tells the story of Max and Donny, two cops who are as morally ambiguous as the criminals they pursue. Max has lost interest in conventional police work and has developed his own methods for dealing with the criminals he seems hell bent on destroying. Donny has almost been completely torn apart by the job, yet seems dementedly optimistic in the face of his crumbling life. In this dark comedy, actions beget consequences that seep outwards, affecting not only cops and criminals but also the people who surround them: their wives, mothers, children and brothers. Set largely in a suburban wasteland that could border any city, The Line is a multi-layered story woven around a group of fully human characters. The Line is a 15-part series and stars Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore) and Wes Williams (Instant Star). The Line premieres Monday, March 16 at 9 p.m. PT on Movie Central and 10 p.m. ET on The Movie Network. Available in HD.


Durham County’s Geminis, second season

From a media release:

The Movie Network’s Durham County Top Gemini Award Winner 
Astral Media’s The Movie Network’s original drama series Durham County was the lead winner at the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards garnering five Geminis in total. The critically acclaimed six-part drama series about the sinister secrets in an idyllic suburban neighbourhood took home these awards over two ceremonies – the Drama, Variety and Comedy Gala on October 22, 2008 and the Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala on November 28, 2008. The awards include:

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (Justin Louis)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (Hélène Joy)
  • Best Direction in a Dramatic Series (Holly Dale)
  • Best Writing in a Dramatic Series (Laurie Finstad Knizhnik)
  • Best Sound in a Dramatic Series (Jill Purdy, Mario Auclair, Lee De Lang, Keith Elliott, Andrea Higgins, Brad Thornton)

Having just completed principal photography on its second season, Durham County will return to The Movie Network with new episodes in summer 2009. Durham County is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd., and is a co-production of The Movie Network and Movie Central.

In addition to Durham County, The Movie Network’s upcoming slate of Canadian original drama programming also includes ZOS: Zone of Separation and The Line.  Premiering on January 19, 2009, the Paul Gross co-executive produced series ZOS: Zone of Separation is an eight-part drama series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in a fictional, Sarajevo-like town. The Line, a 15-part drama from George F. Walker and Dani Romain about a collection of cops, criminals and everybody in between as they all come together in a suburban wasteland, is scheduled to premiere in March 2009.