CTV Delivers Special Commercial-Free Encore Broadcast of Unforgettable 19-2 Season Premiere, January 20

— January 14, 2015

CSA Best Drama Nominee Returns January 19 on Bravo

– 19-2 nominated for 10 Canadian Screen Awards yesterday, including Best Dramatic Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role –

– Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso return to star as Nick Barron and Ben Chartier –

– Season 1 of the hit series is available in its entirety on CraveTVTM 


To tweet this release: bmpr.ca/1Afaomq TORONTO (January 14, 2015) – Bravo announced today that the Season 2 premiere of its gripping original drama 19-2, which picked up 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations yesterday including Best Drama Series, will receive an encore primetime broadcast in a special, commercial-free, CTV premiere event on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The network broadcast follows the Bravo premiere of Season 2 one night earlier on Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo. In advance of the Season 2 premiere episode on Bravo and CTV, viewers can catch up on Season 1 on demand on CraveTVTM. In the emotionally charged Season 2 premiere entitled “School” (viewer discretion advised), the entire squad is immersed in an intensely tragic school shooting with consequences that will profoundly impact all of their lives. The tragic events that unfold during the season premiere set the stage for 19-2’s overarching themes of introspection, trust and loyalty during Season 2 on Bravo. Featuring a haunting uninterrupted, 13-minute, single-camera tracking shot, the season premiere has been recreated for English audiences by renowned director Podz, who directed the same episode of the original French-Canadian version of 19-2 to critical acclaim. The commercial-free CTV broadcast will be followed by a short vignette about the making of the episode.

Jared Keeso (Ben Chartier) and Adrian Holmes (Nick Barron) in 19-2

  ** Media Note ** – Download photos of 19-2 at BellMediaPR.ca “Receiving 10 CSA nominations is an incredible achievement. We’re extremely proud of 19-2, and everyone involved in realizing it,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. “We always knew this series was extraordinary, and we can’t wait to premiere Season 2 and continue to build on our fervent audience.” 19-2 stars Adrian Holmes (ARROW) and CSA nominee Jared Keeso (Godzilla) as embattled beat partners Nick Barron (Holmes) and Ben Chartier (Keeso), as they navigate the corrupt and murky waters of Montréal’s streets, while trying to manage their personal lives. Season 1 of 19-2 was Bravo’s #1 original series, reaching a total of 3.4 million viewers. Yesterday the critically-acclaimed series was recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television with 10 CSA nominations, tied for the second-most nominations of any television series behind Space’s ORPHAN BLACK. In addition to being honoured with a Best Drama Series nomination, Keeso also received a nomination for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Also receiving nominations were Benz Antoine (as Officer Tyler Joseph) and Dan Petronijevic (as J.M. Brouillard) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program, while Maxim Roy (as Detective Isabelle Latendress) and Laurence Leboeuf (as Audrey Pouliot) each picked up nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program. Behind the scenes, Writer and Showrunner Bruce M. Smith picked up a nomination for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, while Erik Canuel was nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Series. Click here for the full list of 19-2 CSA nominations. Airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo, Season 2 of 19-2 raises the stakes for beat cop Ben (Keeso) as he begins to secretly investigate his own squad, under the pressure of the Sécurité du Québec (SQ). His attempts at identifying the mole at Station 19 further complicate not only his partnership with Nick (Holmes), but their burgeoning friendship. 19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media, and stars CSA nominee Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND) as Nick’s ex-wife Isabelle; CSA nominee Laurence Lebeouf (DURHAM COUNTY) as Nick’s former lover, Audrey; CSA nominee Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA nominee Benz Antoine (THE LISTENER) as officer Tyler; Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as Tyler’s brazen, no-nonsense partner Béatrice; Conrad Pla (THE LISTENER) as straight-shooting Sergeant Houle; and Bruce Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron. New to the cast this season are Richard Chevolleau (SAVING HOPE), who stars as Nick’s charming, career-criminal cousin Cassius Clement (a.k.a. Kaz), and Lisa Berry (NIKITA) as Kaz’s girlfriend Rita.

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA, as well as multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies in 2014. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About Sphere Media

Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With nearly 975 hours of series television to its credit – including successful high-end series like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE the company offers primetime programming that is attractive to viewers and contemporary in outlook.

Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in a variety of international markets. In Canada, the company’s programs have been seen on the Radio-Canada, TVA, CBC and Séries+ networks, and the company has worked on the pilot of Isabel (adapted from the series LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE) for NBC in the United States. Over the years the company has won numerous industry and people’s choice prizes, including more than 120 Prix Gémeaux (TV industry awards). Sphère Média Plus continues to develop new projects for both the French-and English-speaking markets. Since 2011, the company has had an office in Toronto, confirming its desire to extend its activities across the whole of the North American market.

About Echo Media

Echo Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain.  Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike.  The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN’S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED’S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in Haïti, Life is a Highway, ); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize’s Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra).

Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d’Or, and International and Primetime Emmys.  Echo Media’s productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About Bravo

Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.

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