Street Legal (Canadian TV series)

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Street Legal
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Season 9 poster
StarringSonja Smits
C. David Johnson
Eric Peterson
Cynthia Dale
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes132
Running time60 minutes
Production companyCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Original networkCBC Television
Original releaseJanuary 6, 1987 (1987-01-06) –
April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)

Street Legal is a Canadian legal drama television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1987 to 1994 before returning with six new episodes starting March 4, 2019.[1] Street Legal was the longest-running one-hour scripted drama in the history of Canadian television, holding the record for twenty years before being surpassed by Heartland's 139th episode on March 29, 2015.[2]


Street Legal focuses on the professional and private lives of the partners in a small Toronto, Ontario law firm. The primary stars are Sonja Smits, Eric Peterson and C. David Johnson, and the cast also includes Julie Khaner, Albert Schultz, Cynthia Dale, Maria del Mar, Ron Lea, Anthony Sherwood and Diane Polley.

The series is distinctively Canadian, in the use of Canadian court customs and procedures. Much of the show's music was composed by Eric Robertson who was nominated for a Gemini Award in 1987 for his work on the show.

Cast and characters[edit]

In the early episodes, the show's three core characters were Carrie Barr (Smits), Leon Robinovitch (Peterson) and Chuck Tchobanian (Johnson), partners in the small downtown Toronto law firm of Barr, Robinovitch and Tchobanian. The three did not necessarily always see eye to eye on things: Tchobanian was a flashy, confident and conservative lawyer who was most interested in taking high-profile cases that would get his name into the media; Robinovitch was an activist labour lawyer who believed in defending the little guy and mounted a campaign for Mayor of Toronto during the series run; Barr was a soft-spoken and initially naïve young lawyer who was sometimes forced to mediate between her more opinionated partners. According to series producer Maryke McEwen, "if you want to label the characters I'd call them Liberal, Conservative and NDP."[3]

Characters introduced later included Mercedes (Sealy-Smith), the firm's no-nonsense office manager; Olivia Novak (Dale), an aggressive, risk-taking new lawyer with the firm who was a foil for Carrie and a love interest for Chuck; Alana Newman (Khaner), a judge who was married to Leon; Rob Diamond (Schultz), who joined the firm as a junior lawyer; Dillon Beck (Sherwood), a crown prosecutor who married Carrie; and Laura Crosby (del Mar), a new lawyer who joined the firm after Carrie was killed by a drunk driver.

In the 2019 revival, Olivia loses her job with a Bay Street firm, and joins RDL Legal, a boutique firm with whom she was formerly competing to land a major case.

Original cast[edit]

2019 revival cast[edit]

Show history[edit]

The original series pilot aired on CBC Television in 1986 as Shellgame, a television film written by William Deverell which starred Brenda Robins as a lawyer defending accused murderer André (Germain Houde).[4] The film was not well received by audiences or critics, however, and the project was retooled and recast before premiering as a series in 1987.[5]

The series debuted on January 6, 1987, with a six-episode run that season.[3] Maryke McEwen was the executive producer. Early critical response to the series frequently compared it to the contemporaneous American series L.A. Law, with some reviewers even coining the dismissive epithet T.O. Law.[6] The series then returned for a longer second season in September 1987.[7]

From the third through the seventh seasons, Brenda Greenberg was first senior producer, then executive producer, with Nada Harcourt taking over for the final season.

The show's last regular weekly episode aired on February 18, 1994.[8]

Production wrapped up with the two-hour television film Last Rights, which aired on November 6, 1994. Loosely based on the case of Sue Rodriguez, an assisted suicide activist who died a week before Street Legal's final regular episode aired, the film centred on Olivia's criminal trial after helping a terminally ill friend (Brent Carver) commit suicide.[9] The film drew 1.6 million viewers.[10]


The concept for a 2019 revival of Street Legal was first discussed during a lunch including Cynthia Dale and Sally Catto, CBC's general manager of programming. During a subsequent lunch, producer Bernie Zukerman and Catto began to plan specifics for a relaunch.[11] The revival centres on Olivia Novak (Dale), joining a small boutique law office, RDL Legal, after losing her job with a powerful Bay Street firm.[1] In addition to Dale reprising her original role, the cast also includes Cara Ricketts, Steve Lund and Yvonne Chapman.[2] Eric Peterson and Anthony Sherwood made guest appearances reprising their roles as Leon Robinovitch and Dillon Beck, but were not part of the full-time cast. Actors Allan Hawco, Patrick Labbé, Leni Parker, Rosemary Dunsmore and Tom McCamus also appeared in supporting roles.

The new season of six episodes premiered on March 4, 2019, on CBC Television.[2] After each episode was broadcast, it also became available for viewing on the CBC Gem streaming service. The primary theme of the six episodes is the opioid crisis in Canada,[12] including a class action lawsuit against a major pharmaceutical company that manufactures a highly addictive drug.[2][13]

In April 2019, the CBC announced that the reboot would not be renewed for a second season.[14] The ninth season premiered on June 21, 2021, on Ovation in the United States and was also be released on the Ovation NOW app streaming service in the "Mystery Alley" channel section early before its premiere.[15]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16January 6, 1987 (1987-01-06)February 17, 1987 (1987-02-17)
213September 27, 1987 (1987-09-27)December 30, 1987 (1987-12-30)
319October 7, 1988 (1988-10-07)February 24, 1989 (1989-02-24)
416October 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)February 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)
516October 5, 1990 (1990-10-05)February 1, 1991 (1991-02-01)
618October 4, 1991 (1991-10-04)January 31, 1992 (1992-01-31)
718October 4, 1992 (1992-10-04)January 31, 1993 (1993-01-31)
820October 8, 1993 (1993-10-08)November 6, 1994 (1994-11-06)
96March 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)

Season 1 (1987)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Birds of a Feather"Alan ErlichTom ScheinbeckJanuary 6, 1987 (1987-01-06)
Carrie, Chuck, and Leon try to maintain their practice after losing their most lucrative accounts.
22"Even Lawyers Sing the Blues"Randy BradshawDon Truckey, Larry GaynorJanuary 13, 1987 (1987-01-13)
Leon tries to help an old girlfriend whose illegitimate daughter was fathered by a prominent member of the parliament.
33"A Little Knowledge"Marc StrangeIan SutherlandJanuary 20, 1987 (1987-01-20)
Carrie represents a man accused of killing his wife, but soon finds out about his motives for hiring her.
44"Sting Like a Butterfly"Sturla GunnarssonDon TruckeyJanuary 27, 1987 (1987-01-27)
Chuck's lack of knowledge poses a problem for backing the comeback of an aging Boxer.
55"Matter of Honour"Mort RansenMarc StrangeFebruary 10, 1987 (1987-02-10)[16]
Chuck represents a 12-year-old boy, who is accused of murdering his stepfather, and witnessed the suspicious death of his father.
66"Tango Bellarosa"Randy BradshawIan Adams, Marc StrangeFebruary 17, 1987 (1987-02-17)[17]
A shocked Carrie learns that the client applying for U.S. citizenship identifies the immigration official as an Argentine torturer.

Season 2 (1987)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Baby Talk"Randy BradshawDavid ColeSeptember 27, 1987 (1987-09-27)
Carrie represents a surrogate lesbian mother, who chooses to keep her baby.
82"Assault"Eleanore LindoDon TruckeySeptember 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)[18]
A client's husband, charged with wife beating, sexually assaults Carrie.
93"Desperate Alibi"Alan ErlichPaul AitkenOctober 7, 1987 (1987-10-07)[19]
Chuck represents a teen accused of killing a gay man, and refuses to disclose the names of the real attackers.
104"Judgement Call"Allan KroekerMarc StrangeOctober 14, 1987 (1987-10-14)[20]
The suicide of Carrie's client strikes her with guilt.
115"Fever of the Blood"Steve DiMarcoBrian Kit McLeodOctober 21, 1987 (1987-10-21)
Leon represents a Doctor charged with negligence.
126"Star Struck"Allan KroekerDon TruckeyOctober 28, 1987 (1987-10-28)[21]
Leon's client fights to reclaim her medical research from an American company who intends to use it for a Star Wars program.
137"Mr. Nice Guy"Don McCutcheonDavid ColeNovember 4, 1987 (1987-11-04)[22]
Carrie tries to save the lives of her client's family.
148"Just One Kiss"Paul ShapiroRobert SandlerNovember 18, 1987 (1987-11-18)[23]
Chuck is accused of sleeping with a client's wife.
159"Romeo and Carol"Eleanore LindoMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellNovember 25, 1987 (1987-11-25)[24]
Leon represents a mentally-handicapped couple, who are forbidden from living together.
1610"Lost and Lonely Hearts"James SwanJerome McCannDecember 2, 1987 (1987-12-02)[25]
Chuck's client sues her dating service.
1711"Take My Jokes, Please"Alan SimmondsMalcolm MacRuryDecember 16, 1987 (1987-12-16)[26]
Leon represents a Comic in a divorce case.
1812"Gold Rush"Eleanore LindoDon TruckeyDecember 23, 1987 (1987-12-23)
Chuck is involved in a shady gold-mining company.
1913"I'll Be Home for Christmas"Randy BradshawDavid ColeDecember 30, 1987 (1987-12-30)
Leon represents an old client accused of destroying a Christmas display.

Season 3 (1988–89)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
201"A Powerful Prison Story"Brad TurnerMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellOctober 7, 1988 (1988-10-07)
212"The Waiting Chair"Alan SimmondsMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellOctober 14, 1988 (1988-10-14)
223"Elliot vs. McTavish"Alan SimmondsMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellOctober 21, 1988 (1988-10-21)
234"State of Mind"Stefan ScainiMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellOctober 28, 1988 (1988-10-28)
245"The Homecoming"Brad TurnerMalcolm MacRury, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellNovember 4, 1988 (1988-11-04)
256"Mondo Condo"Eleanore LindoMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellNovember 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)
267"Murder by Video"Brad TurnerRobert SandlerNovember 18, 1988 (1988-11-18)
278"Whose Woods Are These"Stefan Scaini, Beverley CooperRobert SandlerNovember 25, 1988 (1988-11-25)
289"Act of Silence"Steve DiMarcoMalcolm MacRury, Don Truckey, Jerome McCannDecember 2, 1988 (1988-12-02)
2910"Equal Partners"Stacey Stewart CurtisMalcolm MacRury, Leila BasenDecember 9, 1988 (1988-12-09)
3011"Cat and Mouse"Richard BennerBarry StevensDecember 16, 1988 (1988-12-16)
3112"Basketball Story"Gilbert M. ShiltonMalcolm MacRury, Paul Aitken, Peter MitchellJanuary 6, 1989 (1989-01-06)
3213"Principles"Allan HarmonMalcolm MacRury, Paul Aitken, Peter Mitchell, Ian Sutherland, William KuhnsJanuary 13, 1989 (1989-01-13)
3314"Brotherhoods"Peter Yalden-ThompsonRebecca SchechterJanuary 20, 1989 (1989-01-20)
3415"Beauties and Beasts"Eleanore LindoKatherine NeilsenJanuary 27, 1989 (1989-01-27)
3516"In Search of a Dream"Stefan ScainiMalcolm MacRury, Drew Hayden TaylorFebruary 3, 1989 (1989-02-03)
3617"Slipping Through the Cracks"Richard BennerPeter Lauterman, Angelo SteaFebruary 10, 1989 (1989-02-10)
3718"Conflict of Interest"Stacey Stewart CurtisRebecca SchechterFebruary 17, 1989 (1989-02-17)
3819"World-Class City"Stefan ScainiBarry StevensFebruary 24, 1989 (1989-02-24)

Season 4 (1989–90)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
391"Soul Custody"Gilbert M. ShiltonGuy Mullally, Richard OleksiakOctober 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)
402"Partners and Other Strangers"Brad TurnerPeter Lauterman, Angelo SteaOctober 20, 1989 (1989-10-20)
413"Without Prejudice"Gilbert M. ShiltonGuy Mullally, Barry StevensOctober 27, 1989 (1989-10-27)
424"See No Evil"Jorge MontesiGuy Mullally, Rebecca SchechterNovember 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)
435"The Cradle Will Rock"Stefan ScainiMalcolm MacRuryNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
446"Complex Offer"Allan HarmonGuy Mullally, John NicollsNovember 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)
457"Film Noir"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Richard OleksiakNovember 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)
468"Confession"Brad TurnerGuy Mullally, Paul AitkenDecember 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
479"Home"Steve DiMarcoGuy Mullally, Roy SallowsDecember 8, 1989 (1989-12-08)
4810"Blue Collar"Allan HarmonBarry StevensDecember 15, 1989 (1989-12-15)
4911"Security Exchange"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Robert SandlerJanuary 5, 1990 (1990-01-05)
5012"The Bracelet"Sturla GunnarssonGuy Mullally, Michael Leo DonovanJanuary 12, 1990 (1990-01-12)
5113"Leon's Story"Bruce PittmanGuy Mullally, Robin WhiteJanuary 19, 1990 (1990-01-19)
5214"Wedding"Stacey Stewart CurtisMalcolm MacRuryJanuary 26, 1990 (1990-01-26)
5315"Godfather of Mimico"Michael FranksGuy Mullally, Peter Lauterman, Angelo SteaFebruary 2, 1990 (1990-02-02)
5416"Suite Sixteen"Stefan ScainiGuy MullallyFebruary 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)

Season 5 (1990–91)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
551"Holy Thursday"Allan HarmonGuy MullallyOctober 5, 1990 (1990-10-05)
562"Spare Parts"George BloomfieldGuy Mullally, Robert SandlerOctober 12, 1990 (1990-10-12)
573"Double Agenda"Brad TurnerGuy Mullally, Barry Stevens, Richard OleksiakOctober 19, 1990 (1990-10-19)
584"Shadow Boxing"Jorge MontesiGuy Mullally, Rebecca SchechterOctober 26, 1990 (1990-10-26)
595"Standard of Care"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Barry StevensNovember 2, 1990 (1990-11-02)
606"The Psychic"Randy BradshawGuy Mullally, Paul AitkenNovember 9, 1990 (1990-11-09)
617"Softsell"Mitchell GabourieGuy Mullally, Peter Lauterman, Angelo SteaNovember 16, 1990 (1990-11-16)
628"Divine Image"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Barry StevensNovember 23, 1990 (1990-11-23)
639"Sanctuary"Stefan ScainiGuy Mullally, Catherine DensonNovember 30, 1990 (1990-11-30)
6410"Lies"Douglas JacksonGuy Mullally, Barry Stevens, Sammi Fareed AhmedDecember 7, 1990 (1990-12-07)
6511"Tyger, Tyger"Allan HarmonGuy Mullally, Gary FreedmanDecember 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)
6612"Murder"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Toby MullallyJanuary 4, 1991 (1991-01-04)
6713"The Cookies Crumble"Douglas JacksonGuy Mullally, A.J. Bickerton, Neil Kozloff, Michael BetchermanJanuary 11, 1991 (1991-01-11)
6814"The Prosecution"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Rebecca SchechterJanuary 18, 1991 (1991-01-18)
6915"Election Day"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Barry StevensJanuary 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)
7016"The Truth"George BloomfieldCatherine DensonFebruary 1, 1991 (1991-02-01)

Season 6 (1991–92)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
711"The Legacy of Stanley Wall"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra KellyOctober 4, 1991 (1991-10-04)
TBA2"The Harley"George BloomfieldGuy Mullally, Barry StevensOctober 11, 1991 (1991-10-11)
723"Presumed Toxic"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Rebecca SchechterOctober 18, 1991 (1991-10-18)
734"Reasonable Doubt"George BloomfieldGuy Mullally, Sondra KellyOctober 25, 1991 (1991-10-25)
745"Shades of Difference"Brad TurnerGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, A.J. Bickerton, Neil KozloffNovember 1, 1991 (1991-11-01)
756"Questions of Dignity"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Bruce MartinNovember 8, 1991 (1991-11-08)
767"Sing for Me, Olivia"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Gary FreedmanNovember 15, 1991 (1991-11-15)
778"Keeping Secrets"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Catherine DensonNovember 22, 1991 (1991-11-22)
789"The Good Lawyer"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Toby MullallyNovember 29, 1991 (1991-11-29)
7910"Hollywood North"George BloomfieldGuy Mullally, Rebecca SchechterNovember 29, 1991 (1991-11-29)
8011"Eye of the Beholder"Allan HarmonGuy Mullally, Sondra KellyDecember 6, 1991 (1991-12-06)
8112"Too Many Cooks"George BloomfieldGuy Mullally, Leila BasenDecember 13, 1991 (1991-12-13)
8313"On Women and Independence"Steve DiMarcoGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Barry Stevens, Gary FreedmanDecember 20, 1991 (1991-12-20)
8414"Children's Hour"Stefan ScainiGuy Mullally, Rebecca SchechterJanuary 6, 1992 (1992-01-06)
8515"Breach of Trust"Steve DiMarcoGuy Mullally, A.J. Bickerton, Neil KozloffJanuary 10, 1992 (1992-01-10)
8616"November"Stefan ScainiGuy Mullally, Toby MullallyJanuary 17, 1992 (1992-01-17)
8717"After the Fall"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Rebecca SchechterJanuary 24, 1992 (1992-01-24)
8818"The Phoenix"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Rebecca SchechterJanuary 31, 1992 (1992-01-31)

Season 7 (1992–93)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
891"BRT and Associates: A New Beginning"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra KellyOctober 30, 1992 (1992-10-30)
902"Affairs of the Heart"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Sondra KellyNovember 6, 1992 (1992-11-06)
913"Break-ups and Mergers"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Bruce MartinNovember 13, 1992 (1992-11-13)
924"Persistence of Vision"Stefan ScainiGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Leila BasenNovember 20, 1992 (1992-11-20)
935"It's a Wise Child"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, A.J. Bickerton, Neil KozloffNovember 27, 1992 (1992-11-27)
946"Rules of the Game"Steve DiMarcoGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Bruce MartinDecember 4, 1992 (1992-12-04)
957"Never Say Die"Allan HarmonGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Michael BetchermanDecember 11, 1992 (1992-12-11)
968"Lefter Than Thou"Milan CheylovGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Barry StevensDecember 18, 1992 (1992-12-18)
979"Believe the Children"Stefan ScainiGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Paul LedouxJanuary 1, 1993 (1993-01-01)
9810"Thicker Than Water"Allan HarmonGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Giles BluntJanuary 8, 1993 (1993-01-08)
9911"Best Interest of the Child"Milan CheylovGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, James NadlerJanuary 15, 1993 (1993-01-15)
10012"Pride and Prejudice"Harvey FrostGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Michael BetchermanJanuary 22, 1993 (1993-01-22)
10113"Forgiveness"Eleanore LindoGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Maureen McKeonJanuary 29, 1993 (1993-01-29)
10214"Sex and Death"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Barry StevensFebruary 5, 1993 (1993-02-05)
10315"Conduct Unbecoming"Milan CheylovGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, James NadlerFebruary 12, 1993 (1993-02-12)
10416"The Price"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Maureen McKeonFebruary 19, 1993 (1993-02-19)
10517"Strange Bedfellows"Steve DiMarcoGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Maureen McKeonFebruary 26, 1993 (1993-02-26)
10618"Faking It"Stacey Stewart CurtisGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Maureen McKeonMarch 5, 1993 (1993-03-05)

Season 8 (1993–94)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1071"Strictly Business"Milan CheylovSondra Kelly, Maureen McKeonOctober 8, 1993 (1993-10-08)
1082"Hasta La Vista"Harvey FrostSondra Kelly, Maureen McKeon, Ann MacNaughtonOctober 15, 1993 (1993-10-15)
1093"Truth or Dare"Milan CheylovSondra Kelly, Maureen McKeon, Donald MartinOctober 22, 1993 (1993-10-22)
1104"But Not Forgotten"Stacey Stewart CurtisSondra Kelly, Dave Cole, Maureen McKeon, A.J. Bickerton, Neil KozloffOctober 29, 1993 (1993-10-29)
1115"Black and White in Color"Harvey FrostSondra Kelly, Dave Cole, Michael BetchermanNovember 5, 1993 (1993-11-05)
1126"Fit Punishment"Milan CheylovSondra Kelly, Dave Cole, Maureen McKeon, David BarlowNovember 12, 1993 (1993-11-12)
1137"What's Love Got to Do with It?"Stefan ScainiDave Cole, Rebecca SchechterNovember 19, 1993 (1993-11-19)
1148"Truth, Lies and Consequences"Harvey FrostGuy Mullally, Sondra Kelly, Dave Cole, Donald MartinNovember 26, 1993 (1993-11-26)
1159"Do the Right Thing"Milan CheylovDave Cole, Maureen McKeon, Michael BetchermanDecember 3, 1993 (1993-12-03)
11610"Feared by the Bad, Loved by the Good"Stefan ScainiDave ColeDecember 10, 1993 (1993-12-10)
11711"The Cost of Love"Harvey FrostDave Cole, Maureen McKeonDecember 17, 1993 (1993-12-17)
11812"Fair Is Foul"Stacey Stewart CurtisDave Cole, Rebecca SchechterJanuary 7, 1994 (1994-01-07)
11913"The Firm"Steve DiMarcoDave Cole, Maureen McKeon, Hart HansonJanuary 14, 1994 (1994-01-14)
12014"Persons Living or Dead"Harvey FrostDave ColeJanuary 21, 1994 (1994-01-21)
12115"Crossroads"Milan CheylovDave Cole, Maureen McKeon, Paul HayJanuary 28, 1994 (1994-01-28)
12216"The Morning After"Steve DiMarcoDave Cole, Ann MacNaughtonFebruary 4, 1994 (1994-02-04)
12317"No Holds Barred"Milan CheylovDave Cole, Maureen McKeonFebruary 11, 1994 (1994-02-11)
12418"The Long and Winding Road"Stacey Stewart CurtisDave ColeFebruary 18, 1994 (1994-02-18)
12519"Last Rites: Part 1"Stacey Stewart CurtisMaureen McKeon, David BarlowNovember 6, 1994 (1994-11-06)
12620"Last Rites: Part 2"Stacey Stewart CurtisMaureen McKeon, David BarlowNovember 6, 1994 (1994-11-06)

Season 9 (2019)[edit]

No. in
Title [27]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [27]Canada viewers
1271"Glass Floor"Sturla GunnarssonBruce M. SmithMarch 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)0.37[28]
1282"Moving Day"Sturla GunnarssonLynne Kamm, Deborah NathanMarch 11, 2019 (2019-03-11)0.34[29]
1293"Neighbours"Sturla GunnarssonNikolijne TroubetzkoyMarch 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)0.30[30]
1304"Homecoming"Chloé RobichaudNicolas BillonMarch 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)0.20[31]
1315"Cracks"Chloé RobichaudLynne KammApril 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)0.27[32]
1326"Leap"Chloé RobichaudBruce M. SmithApril 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)0.25[33]


The creators of the 2019 series are Bruce M. Smith and Bernie Zukerman.[34] The series is co-produced by IGP Productions and Broken Clown Company. The executive producers are Zukerman and Smith while the producers are listed as Cynthia Dale and Rayne Zukerman. Filming of the six episodes was completed primarily in Montreal with some work done in Toronto.[2]


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