THE BRIDGE: CTV Press Release (February 26, 2010)

Note: The below is a snippet from the CTV Press Release where THE BRIDGE is mentioned. To read the full Press Release, click HERE.


Canada’s Hottest Programs Return to CTV March 1 As Regular Prime-Time Lineup Resumes

Date: February 26, 2010
Source: CTV Media Releases


– Full week of all-new episodes fills prime-time schedule –
– Premiere of HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR leads refreshed scheduled out of the gate –
– Work week capped-off with world premiere broadcast of police drama THE BRIDGE –
– Blockbuster week wraps up with 82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS –
– ETALK and CTV NATIONAL NEWS return with coverage of THE JUNO AWARDS nominations and Budget highlights –


Toronto, ON (February 26, 2010) – As the 2010 Winter Games come to a close on Sunday, CTV turns up the heat for March with the return of its regular hit programming and the much-anticipated premieres of three all-new Canadian series. Leading the charge right out of the gate starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday are HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR, adding even more laughs to a comedy programming block also featuring all-new episodes of TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY. Other favourites returning to CTV with all-new episodes are AMERICAN IDOL, LOST, CSI and GREY’S ANATOMY, before the feature-length world premiere of THE BRIDGE on Friday, March 5 and the 82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS on Sunday, March 7.

Meanwhile, the week also marks the return of CTV NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, airing weeknights at 11 p.m. ET, including special coverage of Budget 2010 on Thursday, March 4. Additionally, Canada’s most-watched entertainment newsmagazine ETALK returns weeknights at 7 p.m. ET, including exclusive coverage of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS nominations announcements on Wednesday, March 3.

Below is a chronological list of broadcast highlights for the week of March 1-7 (All times ET; visit to confirm local broadcast times):

Friday, March 5
After the rank and file unanimously vote tough and dedicated street cop Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) into office as head of the Police Union, he begins his quest to put street cops first and clean up the force from the ground up. But the old boys’ network running the police force and the city’s self-serving politicians are not about to sit idly by while a former street cop makes up his own rules. Leo walks the thin blue line as he battles criminals on the streets, corruption in the ranks and the politically motivated department brass, letting nothing stop him from fulfilling his unwavering vow that when cops are in trouble, he will be there to protect the protectors.