Home to the top-rated cable dramas, Showcase most recently had its biggest fall in four years. This fall, Showcase becomes the exclusive home to two show-stopping series, Royal Pains and Warehouse 13. Viewers can rejoice with the return of the number one scripted original drama Lost Girl and the second season of the sleek spy series Covert Affairs.
World Without End
World Without End is based on Ken Follett's multi-million bestseller of the same name and will air on Showcase in 2012. Budgeted at US$43 million, this eight-hour special event is a Canadian/German production with Tandem Communications and Canada's Take Five Productions in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott´s SCOTT FREE FILMS. Principal
photography with director Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, Shooting Dogs) is set for a July start on location in Hungary.
Royal Pains, Season 2 [HD] (Network Premiere) AUGUST 31
Royal Pains stars Mark Feuerstein as Hank Lawson who, after becoming blacklisted from the medical community, revives his career as a "doctor for hire" to the rich, famous and infamous in the Hamptons. In addition to his wealthy patients, Hank treats the town's less fortunate and finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. The show also stars Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty and Jill Flint. Henry Winkler (Arrested Development) joins the cast for season two as Eddie R. Lawson, Hank and Evan's father.
Warehouse 13, Season 3 [HD] (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 1
Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) tasks Agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse. In season three, Aaron Ashmore joins the cast as a new recruit and Pete's new Warehouse 13 partner.
Covert Affairs, Season 2 [HD] (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 4
Showcase's number one Winter 2011 series, Covert Affairs stars Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills make her invaluable to the Agency in missions that span the globe. In season two, Annie's career continues to intrude on her personal life as she strives to balance a "pseudo-normal" life with her high-octane adventures as a covert operative.
Lost Girl, Season 2 [HD] (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 4
Anna Silk (Being Erica, Billable Hours) reprises her role as "Bo," the tough yet loveable Succubus who survives by feeding off sexual energy. Season two will challenge Bo's resolve to stay free and force her to question her own morals and beliefs. While Bo grows stronger and learns more about who she really is, relationships will be tested and passions will ignite, but answers will not come easily. Through it all, Bo will remain true to herself and loyal to those she trusts as she continues to forge a path of her own in a dangerous world.
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Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of mortals. The premiere on September 12, 2010 garnered the highest ratings ever for an original Canadian scripted series on Showcase, pulling in over 400,000 viewers (2+). Based on this great success, work began almost immediately on season two. Lost Girl is developed and produced in partnership with Prodigy Pictures Inc. and Shaw Media, and is shot in the Hamilton area.
King, Season 2 [HD] (World Premiere) WINTER 2012
Showcase's breakout original series, King, returns for a sultry second season. King follows Jessica King (Amy Price-Francis), the newly appointed lead investigator of Toronto's Major Crimes Task Force. When police detectives are stumped, King is called in to take over the investigation. Fiercely intelligent, she's survived eight years in Homicide, two marriages and multiple stab wounds. As an investigator, King is a lateral, imaginative thinker whose unique eye for detail turns cases around, and she has a rare quality: King doesn't need to be liked.
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King, starring Amy Price-Francis (The Cleaner, 24, Californication) as gutsy, no holds barred police detective Jessica King, is currently in early pre-production for season two. A critical success in its first season on Showcase, King is shot on location and in studio in Toronto. The series was developed by Greg Spottiswood (Shattered) and Bernie Zukerman (This Is Wonderland, Million Dollar Babies) for Indian Grove Productions Ltd. and commissioned by Showcase for Shaw Media.
Rizzoli & Isles, Season 1 [HD] (Network Premiere) WINTER 2012
Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston's most notorious criminals. Growing up at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, the two remain strikingly different from one another, but complement each other. Working together they both use their brilliant minds and expertise to solve Boston's most complex cases.
Cable premieres of hit movies on Showcase include: The Hangover [HD], Sherlock Holmes [HD], Star Trek [HD], Iron Man [HD], Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull [HD], GI: Joe Rise Of The Cobra [HD], Clash Of The Titans [HD] and 2012 [HD].
Haven, Season 2
Haven centres on the small town of Haven, Maine, where FBI agent Audrey (Emily Rose, ER, Brothers and Sisters) discovers that this curious enclave is a long time refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Currently in production for season two in Nova Scotia, this fantasy-noir series premieres Monday, July 18 on Showcase. Developed and produced by Entertainment One, and co-commissioned by Shaw Media with the Syfy Channel in the United States, Haven secured 2.6 million total viewers on Syfy and ranked as one of the top five series for Showcase (A25-54) for season one. Haven is based on The Colorado Kid by Stephen King.
Brand new seasons premiering on Showcase include: Rescue Me, Burn Notice, Fairly Legal (Winter 2012), Weeds (Winter 2012), NCIS: LA, Law & Order: UK, Rookie Blue and Combat Hospital.
Rescue Me, Burn Notice, Fairly Legal, Weeds and Law & Order: UK will also continue airing on Showcase.
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