Everybody, it's time to say goodbye to 'The Bridge.' Wait, what do you mean you weren't one of the 2.8 million viewers watching the Canadian import that aired Saturdays on CBS? Vulture is reporting the low-rated cop drama has gotten the boot from CBS after just three episodes. Its replacement? Repeats of CBS's canceled crime procedural 'Cold Case.' Aaron Douglas, Chief Tyrol to 'Battlestar Galactica' fans, headlined 'The Bridge,' a series about a police union head cleaning up the corrupt force. Last week's episode was seen by 2.8 million viewers; 426,000 of them were under the age of 50. In TV terms, that's not good. At all. Reportedly CBS only paid about $500,000 per episode of the CTV series, that's a small amount by industry standards. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of THE BRIDGE titled Ã¢â¬ÅThe Fat Lady Sings the BluesÃ¢â¬Â Episode 3 which airs on Saturday, July 17 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. Episode Synopsis: When a retired narcotics cop is found murdered, Frank is forced to hit the streets and play by the bad guys rules. Show Description: THE BRIDGE is a drama about a tough and dedicated police officer who is voted to become the police union's dynamic leader. To serve the public as well as his 8,000 fellow officers, charismatic Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) battles criminals on the street, corruption in the ranks and his own bosses. In his new position, Leo takes on the politically motivated department brass and makes many powerful enemies in the process. Source & Preview
There's a new cop show on the TV lineup. The Canadian drama The Bridge (Saturday, 8/7c, CBS) premiered July 10 and introduced viewers to Frank Leo, a dedicated beat officer who is fed up with the corrupt police brass. He takes action by getting elected union leader, making him some powerful new enemies who have already proven they'll go to great lengths to bring him down. But it's nothing Frank can't handle, according to the guy who plays him: Aaron Douglas, who likens the character to Tony Soprano. Says Douglas, "Frank runs the police union like a gang and rules with an iron fist. He has a sense of morality about him, although it's a little skewed. You're either going to love this guy or think he's a little too far gone." To Read More Click Here .
does any one know whats happening with the cop show the bridge as it seems to have re started from episode 1 again has the show been pulled or does another tv company own the rights now
Last time we saw Aaron Douglas, he was walking off into the unknown as Chief Tyrol on 'Battlestar Galactica.' We may have thought that the Canadian actor disappeared, but he's been working -- a lot, by the sounds of it -- on 'The Bridge,' where he plays cop-turned-union-leader Frank Leo. Just in case you haven't seen the promotional ad (which was played mercilessly throughout the 2010 Olympics), 'The Bridge' follows a young, troubled cop who grows more and more disillusioned with the corrupt police force. As he tries to right the wrongs going on around him, Leo becomes enmeshed in the complications of power. Executive-produced by Craig Bromell (who served as president of the Metro Toronto Police Association from 1997-2003), and set on the streets of Toronto, 'The Bridge' is a raw look behind the Blue Curtain. To Read More Click Here .
It's hard to imagine what CBS (0.6/3, 3.9 million) was thinking in premiering 'The Bridge' on a Saturday night in the summer. The Canadian co-production is just the latest in a series of ventures that haven't borne fruit in the US, in many cases because of odd scheduling like this. As expected, 'The Bridge' performed terribly in a two-hour block for CBS, and the Canadian TV Foreign Ministry had some harsh words about it, as reported on TV By the Numbers. "It's one thing to put 'Flashpoint' on Fridays at 9PM," they said. "At least some people might watch it then, but to premiere 'The Bridge' on Saturday at 8pm goes beyond the generous bounds of international TV etiquette. We are considering our response." Fox (1.4/4, 4.28 million) skated to its typical Saturday victory, while NBC (0.6/2, 3.06 million) hung in there with repeats. ABC (0.5/2, 2.2 million), on the other hand, skipped out on giving 'Eastwick' fans their last two episodes so they could bomb horribly with repeats of two of their struggling summer shows. Should have given the witches their due, ABC. To Read More Click Here .
Take a first look at CBS' new series THE BRIDGE which will have a two-hour premiere on Saturday, July 10 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Show Description: THE BRIDGE is a drama about a tough and dedicated police officer who is voted to become the police union's dynamic leader. To serve the public as well as his 8,000 fellow officers, charismatic Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) battles criminals on the street, corruption in the ranks and his own bosses. In his new position, Leo takes on the politically motivated department brass...and makes many powerful enemies in the process. Source & Preview