Hudson & Rex is a Canadian police procedural drama television series, based on the Austrian-Italian drama Kommissar Rex. It premiered on Citytv on March 25, 2019. Filming commenced in October 2018, with ongoing production in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.[2]

Hudson & Rex
Genre
Directed by
  • Felipe Rodriguez
  • Alison Reid
  • John Vatcher
StarringJohn Reardon
Mayko Nguyen
Kevin Hanchard
Justin Kelly
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes100
Production
Executive producers
  • Oliver Bachert
  • Scott Garvie
  • Friedemann Goez
  • Paul Pope
  • Nataline Rodrigues
  • John Reardon
  • Ken Cuperus (Showrunner)
Running time44 mins.[1]
Production companiesShaftesbury
Pope Productions
Beta Film
Original release
Network
  • Citytv (Canada)
  • Up TV/Up Faith & Family (United States)
ReleaseMarch 25, 2019 (2019-03-25) –
present
Related
Inspector Rex

On May 30, 2019, Shaftesbury and Pope Productions announced Citytv had renewed for season two,[3][4] and was scheduled for the 2019–2020 season.[5] Season two premiered on September 24, 2019.[6]

In June 2020, it was announced on Breakfast Television that season three would begin production sometime in July, ensuring to work within provincial public health guidelines in respect to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.[7][8] Season three premiered on January 5, 2021.[9] At the conclusion of the final season three episode, April 20, 2021, cast members announced that season four had been approved and filming would begin shortly. On September 15, 2021, it was announced that season four was set to premiere on October 7, 2021, bumped up from the original release date of October 21, 2021.[10] Season 5 was later confirmed, set to release in October 2022.[11]

On June 12, 2024, the series was renewed for a seventh season. Season seven is expected in 2025. [12]

Premise

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Detective Charlie Hudson is a major crimes detective of the fictional St. John's Police Department. Hudson grew up reading mystery novels and as a result always wanted to be a police detective.[13] He is partnered with Rex after Rex's K9 human partner, Constable Grace Lindsay, was killed pursuing a kidnapper, and Rex was scheduled to be euthanized.[14] Rex's keen nose and ears are instrumental in helping Detective Hudson advance the investigations in each episode. The duo receives assistance from Superintendent Joseph Donovan, Forensics Chief Sarah Truong, and Information Technology (IT) Specialist Jesse Mills every episode in gathering and interpreting evidence.

The first season begins some time after Hudson has arrived back in St. John's, his hometown, following a divorce from his wife.[15] The first case for the series is a kidnapping. Most of the episodes feature different murders, each with unique twists. The background story of the teaming of Hudson and Rex is presented as the season three premiere episode.

Cast and characters

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Main

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Supporting

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  • Raven Dauda as Sergeant Jan Renley, Rex's police trainer (seasons 1, 3, 5)
  • Amanda Arcuri as Camilla Donovan (seasons 1, 2, 5)
  • Bridget Wareham as Dr. Karma Poole (season 5)
  • Lanette Ware as Superintendent Vanessa Lewis (season 5)

Episodes

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SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113March 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)July 25, 2019 (2019-07-25)
219September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
316January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)
416October 7, 2021 (2021-10-07)April 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
520September 25, 2022 (2022-09-25)April 25, 2023 (2023-04-25)
616October 4, 2023 (2023-10-04)April 30, 2024 (2024-04-30)

Seasons one and two combined have a total of 32 episodes according to distributor Beta.[16] Season one filmed a total of 16 episodes but the last three episodes of season one became the first three episodes of season two. Season two also filmed 16 episodes.[17] This unusual result means there are 19 episodes to be shown as season two. Depending on where you watch the show, some show the first three episodes of season two as part of season one, meaning in some places both season one and two have 16 episodes.

Season 1 (2019)

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11"The Hunt"[19]Alison ReidKen CuperusMarch 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)101222,000[20]
Hudson and Rex must track down a kidnapped girl before it's too late.
22"Fearless Freaks"Felipe RodriguezKen CuperusApril 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)102297,000[21]
Hudson and Rex investigate the death of a parkour daredevil.
33"Haunted by the Past"Felipe RodriguezPaul Aitken & Simon McNabbApril 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)103240,000[22]
The body of a woman who may be linked to a cold case is found in a graveyard.
44"School Daze"Alison ReidKen Cuperus & Céleste ParrApril 15, 2019 (2019-04-15)104320,000[23]
Jesse goes under cover to investigate the death of a controversial university professor, putting his safety at risk as the team races to solve the professors murder before someone else dies.
55"The Pet Sitter"Alison ReidJohn CallaghanApril 22, 2019 (2019-04-22)105404,000[24]
Charlie and Rex investigate the death of a pet sitter.
66"Murder, She Thought"Alison ReidKen Cuperus & Laura HarbinApril 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)106N/A
Hudson and Rex investigate a string of recent deaths at a retirement home, where Hudson's spunky, mystery-loving aunt lives.
77"Trial and Error"John VatcherJohn CallaghanJune 13, 2019 (2019-06-13)107N/A
Sarah finds herself in the middle of a hostage situation at a medical testing lab that stores lethal viruses. When the team realizes there's no way inside without aggravating the gunman, Charlie sends Rex in to monitor the situation.
88"Fast Eddie's, Slow Food"John VatcherAvrum JacobsonJune 20, 2019 (2019-06-20)108N/A
After a reviled restaurateur´s food truck explodes, killing one of his employees, Charlie and Rex find themselves with a few too many suspects. A flirtation has Charlie torn between a possible new love and Rex's reaction.
99"The Mourning Show"Felipe RodriquezMary PedersenJune 27, 2019 (2019-06-27)109N/A
Charlie investigates the host of a local morning show after her media mogul husband is suddenly found dead.
1010"Art of Darkness"John VatcherJessie GabeJuly 4, 2019 (2019-07-04)110N/A
Sarah, Charlie and Rex are introduced to the world of high art after the murder of an art gallery curator during a robbery at the gallery.
1111"Bad Water Rising"John VatcherJessie GabeJuly 11, 2019 (2019-07-11)111N/A
When an activist is killed during a break-and-enter at a water bottling plant, all evidence points towards his partner-in-crime/girlfriend, but Charlie and Rex aren’t convinced. Joining forces with the sister of the victim, a Native Police Officer, Charlie and Rex must protect the victim’s girlfriend from the murderer who is looking for something The victim hid before he was murdered.
1212"A Cult Education"Sherren LeeDerek SchreyerJuly 18, 2019 (2019-07-18)112580,000[25]
When Superintendent Donovan's ex-wife, a recovering addict, wakes up with blood on her hands and a dead roommate in her apartment, the team moves quickly, finding there's more to the story than meets the eye.
1313"The Rex Files"Sherren LeeJessie GabeJuly 25, 2019 (2019-07-25)113626,000[26]
When a deadly car accident leads Charlie and Rex to investigate reports of a mysterious blue light in the sky, they discover the truth is more science than fiction. Things get really strange when paranormal podcaster/enthusiast Tyler (from Haunted from the Past) disappears while looking for the source of the blue light, which he believes to be aliens.

Season 2 (2019–20)

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141"A Man of Consequence"Felipe RodriquezKen Cuperus and Avrum JacobsonSeptember 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)114247,000[28]
Charlie and Rex discover a wanted criminal (David Hewlett) has been living under a fake identity in St. John's for the past 20 years and end up in the cross-hairs when the man's past catches up with him - in the form of a vindictive woman hellbent on avenging her father’s alleged murder twenty years ago.
152"Over Ice"Felipe RodriquezCéleste ParrOctober 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)115235,000[29]
Charlie and Rex investigate the death of a figure skater's coach who is found dead on her club's ice rink.
163"Blind Justice"Felipe RodriquezDerek SchreyerOctober 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)116N/A
A murder at the St. John's docks opens an investigation into a high stakes smuggling operation where Charlie and Rex must team-up with an old antagonist of Charlie's.
174"Strangers in the Night"T.J. ScottStory by : Carol Hay & Duncan Hay Jennings
Teleplay by : Carol Hay
October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)201N/A
Charlie and Rex pull apart the secrets of a local band when their lead singer is found dead on the beach.
185"Dead Man Walking"Felipe RodriguezKen CuperusOctober 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)202N/A
The clock is ticking as Charlie and Rex attempt to find a murderer before the victim, a private investigator can succumb to the poison slowly killing him. Charlie and Rex meet a list of potential suspects, a Congresswoman who has been sent death threats since filing for divorce , her assistant, her rejected, troubled husband, a horror novelist and his coordinator.
196"Under the Influencer"Eleanore LindoJessie GabeOctober 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)203N/A
Charlie and Rex are on the case after a social media star dies while livestreaming her wedding.
207"The Woods Have Eyes"T.J. ScottJulian DoucetNovember 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)205N/A
As Charlie and Rex head into the woods to track a missing photographer/nature activist, a mysterious organization throws the investigation off its trail. As they track down the photographer, Charlie, Rex and their allies, the SJPD and a Wilderness officer realize that there is a traitor in their midst.
218"Game of Bones"Eleanore LindoStephanie TraceyNovember 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)206N/A
Charlie and Rex investigate a fantasy role-playing game turned deadly when a player is found slain by a sword. They discover that the victim, an avid researcher of Viking history and legends, was on the search for a legendary sword once believed to be nonexistent.
229"Bullet in the Water"Mars HorodyskiDerek SchreyerNovember 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)208N/A
Charlie and Rex are in deep water after a university rower is shot by a sniper during team practice.
2310"The French Connection"John VatcherDerek Schreyer and Alex PugsleyNovember 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)204N/A
Cultures clash when the death of a Parisian journalist has Charlie and Rex partnering with a French detective (who was a family friend of the victim), in an investigation that whisks the team to Saint Pierre and Miquelon. They discover that the victim was investigating the sudden reemergence of a unique and rare variety of vintage wine.
2411"Rex Machina"Felipe RodriguezVivian LinJanuary 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)209N/A
An automotive engineer is found dead in the self-driving SUV she has been designing and building.
2512"Rex and the City"John VatcherJackie MayJanuary 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)207N/A
When a prominent member of an exclusive dating app is found with an arrow through his heart, Charlie must go undercover in the online dating scene.
2613"In Pod We Trust"Stephanie MorgensternPierre Mur and Stephanie TraceyJanuary 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)211N/A
When the circumstances of a murder appear to mimic a contentious crime from twenty years earlier, Charlie and Rex must connect the past to the present while fending off a true crime podcaster. Meanwhile, Superintendent Donovan has to confront his activist daughter and the public’s accusations for letting a man be arrested solely based on him being black. Donovan, who is black himself, reveals himself to an mysterious informant who was trying to uncover exonerating information of the suspect of the twenty year crime. Charlie, Donovan and Rex discover that the chilling answers to the two crimes lies in the victim’s family - a dead brother and a outraged, disgraced police officer and a snitch in the SJPD.
2714"Tunnel Vision"Felipe RodriquezKen CuperusFebruary 4, 2020 (2020-02-04)210N/A
Charlie and Rex head underground into an allegedly haunted mine after a crew member turns up dead during a horror film shoot based on a local legend of the ghost of a miner believed to have murdered his fellow miners in a fit of madness. The dynamic duo uncover implications of the director’s wife was having an affair with the victim before he was murdered. They also encounter a disgruntled mine historian who passionately disapproves of the local legend of “Cold-Hearted Caleb”. Things turn deadly when Charlie and Sarah are trapped under a cave-in and its up to Rex to save the day.
2815"Finger Foodie"Adriana MaggsJessie GabeFebruary 11, 2020 (2020-02-11)212N/A
Charlie and Rex investigate the long list of enemies surrounding a vitriolic celebrity chef after a finger turns up in his Beef Wellington. They discover that one of the inspiring chefs that the celebrity chef dismissed committed suicide from a drug overdose and that his lover from his past is out for revenge.
2916"Flare of the Dog"Felipe RodriquezDerek Schreyer & Vivian LinFebruary 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)213N/A
Charlie is unable to let a serial arsonist case rest even when he is in the hospital with a broken leg; working from his bed Charlie hopes to identify the arsonist before he strikes again.
3017"The Graveyard Shift"John VatcherKen Cuperus and Joseph MilandoMarch 3, 2020 (2020-03-03)215N/A
Charlie and Rex find themselves at the mercy of a dangerous crime kingpin from their past when they try to enlist his help on a case.
3118"Old Dog, New Tricks"[30]Felipe RodriquezJulian DoucetMarch 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)214N/A
When Sarah's former professor is allegedly framed for the murder of his wife, Sarah calls Charlie and Rex to untangle the perfect crime.
3219"In a Family Way"[31]Harvey CrosslandDerek SchreyerMarch 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)216N/A
After a woman is found dead in the snow, Charlie and Rex have a pool of suspects with only one thing in common — the victim was convinced they were all her family.

Season 3 (2021)

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331"Origin Story"John VatcherJackie MayJanuary 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)301N/A
On the third anniversary of Charlie and Rex's partnership, Charlie recounts how a high-stakes kidnapping brought the duo together on their first case. Rex was partnered with K9 handler, Officer Lindsey - who was shot and killed by the kidnapper of a young boy. Charlie manages to calm the distraught Rex down and discovers the police dog’s high intelligence and superior scent detection while fending off the strict K9 superior who wants to “retire” Rex. Charlie and Rex discover the boy’s mother stole her son to escape her abusive husband. The husband tracked them down and sent the kidnapper to retrieve his son. Charlie manages to locate the kidnapper/Officer Lindsey’s murderer and the boy and Rex saves Charlie from being shot by performing his signature jump, knocking the murderer down. Donovan and the K9 superior allow Charlie to keep Rex as his partner. The episode ends with Hudson, Sarah, Rex, Donovan, the K9 superior and the boy and his mother visit Lindsey’s grave. “You’re a good boy, Rex.” Charlie tells Rex.
342"Manhunt"Eleanore LindoCarol Hay and John CallaghanJanuary 12, 2021 (2021-01-12)305N/A
On the hunt for an escaped murderer, Charlie and Rex are held hostage. But when a greater threat emerges, Charlie and his captor are forced to work together if they're going to make it out alive.
353"Into the Wild"Ruba NaddaKen CuperusJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)306N/A
After a mummified body is discovered in Newfoundland's tundra, Charlie and Rex set off in search of a community of survivalists who may be harbouring a murderer.
364"Under Pressure"John VatcherDerek SchreyerJanuary 26, 2021 (2021-01-26)307N/A
A scuba diver washes ashore with his oxygen supply severed; Charlie dives into the Atlantic Ocean to uncover the secret he was killed to protect.
375"Prescription-Rex!"Harvey CrosslandCal CoonsFebruary 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)302N/A
The near poisoning of a wealthy socialite throws the team into a perilous investigation that puts Charlie, Rex, and even Jesse in harms way. Jesse reconnects with an old friend who is dedicated to providing medical help for the impoverished and discovers that she might be involved with the socialite’s poisoning. The socialite’s assistant is found murdered in her apartment and Rex almost loses his life after finding heroin in the second victim’s apartment, leaving Charlie shaken.
386"Endless Summer"Eleanore LindoSimon McNabbFebruary 9, 2021 (2021-02-09)303N/A
A young woman is abducted from the very spot her friend was murdered two years earlier; Charlie and Rex race against time as they trail the suspects from the original investigation.
397"All in the Litter"Filipe RodriguezCal CoonsFebruary 16, 2021 (2021-02-16)310N/A
Rex is on trial after his DNA is discovered at the scene of the murder of Donovan's former police informant. With his dying breath, Donovan’s informant tells him to locate “Tross”. Rex is cleared of charges when it is discovered that his litter mate, Bucky (who works as a therapy dog) was with the victim during his counseling session with his therapist (and Bucky’s owner). In a subplot, Rex donates blood to his other brother Otto, who was sick and needs a blood transfusion. In the end, Rex, Bucky and Otto pose for a family reunion picture.
408"Sleeping Beauty"Bosede WilliamsSonja BennettFebruary 23, 2021 (2021-02-23)308N/A
Charlie and Rex investigate a fairytale-turned-nightmare when a princess performer suspiciously dies at a child´s birthday party.
419"Grave Matters"Eleanore LindoDerek SchreyerMarch 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)312N/A
Charlie and Rex are in grave danger as they find themselves captives of a kidnapper seeking vengeance.
4210"Fanning the Flames"Cal CoonsJackie MayMarch 9, 2021 (2021-03-09)304N/A
An arsonist begins terrorizing a neighbourhood with car bombs. Charlie and Rex race to find the next target before the case goes up in smoke.
4311"Blood on the Tracks"Tracey DeerJoseph MilandoMarch 16, 2021 (2021-03-16)313N/A
When a murder appears to mimic an infamous crime spree from the past, Charlie and Rex rush to stop the culprit from continuing a serial killer's legacy.
4412"Top Dog"Adriana MaggsLori SpringMarch 23, 2021 (2021-03-23)309N/A
Charlie lets Rex take the lead as they investigate a murder at a prestigious dog show.
4513"Mansion on a Hill"John VatcherJohn CallaghanMarch 30, 2021 (2021-03-30)315822,000[33]
Trapped in an isolated mansion during a storm, Charlie and Rex uncover a wannabe-killer after the hostess is drugged; Sarah fights to keep her alive.
4614"The Secret Life of Levi"Mars HorodyskiVivian Lin & Sonja BennettApril 6, 2021 (2021-04-06)314N/A
Jesse's friend vanishes; Charlie and Rex discover the man was living two separate lives.
4715"Seeing Is Deceiving"Harvey CrosslandDerek SchreyerApril 13, 2021 (2021-04-13)316N/A
A magician dies during a practice-run of her latest routine; Charlie and Rex must look beyond the smoke and mirrors to uncover the truth.
4816"The Art of the Steal"Eleanore LindoVivian LinApril 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)311N/A
Charlie and Rex witness an armed robbery during a trip to the bank; they discover a connection to a string of ingenious unsolved heists.

Season 4 (2021–22)

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491"Sid and Nancy"Gary HarveyPeter MitchellOctober 7, 2021 (2021-10-07)N/A
When two hikers are discovered murdered near a remote coastal trail, the team is on the hunt for a fugitive duo wanted in a series of grisly campsite murders.
502"Oops I Bit It Again"Eleanore LindoMary PedersenOctober 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)N/A
The team uncovers the distorted loyalties that form when personal ties meet the trappings of fame when a troubled young pop star is suspected of killing her fiance.
513"Rex Marks the Spot"[34]Gary HarveyJoseph MilandoOctober 21, 2021 (2021-10-21)N/A
After a journalist is killed searching for buried pirate treasure, Charlie and Rex dig deep into the competitive world of treasure-hunters to unearth the killer.
524"Leader of the Pack"Eleanore LindoKeri FerenczOctober 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)903,000[35]
While Sarah embarks on a wilderness adventure, Charlie and Rex investigate the murder of a college professor.
535"Rex to Riches"Gary HarveyKeri FerenczNovember 4, 2021 (2021-11-04)N/A
A stock market guru's fortune is stolen, setting Charlie and Rex on the trail of a very surprising thief.
546"Dead Man's Bridge"Gary HarveyKen CuperusNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)N/A
After a truck transporting liquid explosive is hijacked by criminals, Charlie and Rex find themselves in a race against time to prevent the case from blowing sky high.
557"A Stab in the Dark Web"Bosede WilliamsJennifer KassabianNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)974,000[36]
As Major Crimes investigates a dark web marketplace, Charlie and Rex protect a witness in their home.
568"Sudden Death"Bosede WilliamsDerek SchreyerNovember 25, 2021 (2021-11-25)882,000[37]
After an elite hockey prospect is found dead, Charlie and Jesse disagree over the prime suspect in the case.
579"Impawster Syndrome"Sharon LewisKeri Ferencz & Joseph MilandoJanuary 6, 2022 (2022-01-06)N/A
The Major Crimes team is forced to turn against Jesse when he becomes the prime suspect in a bank robbery.
5810"Blood & Diamonds"Sharon LewisMary PedersenJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)1,000,000[38]
After a raw diamond is found at the crime scene of a murder, Major Crimes sets up a stakeout to take down the suspected gem smugglers. An undisclosed team connection threatens to derail the investigation.
5911"Capital Punishment"Felipe RodriguezDerek SchreyerJanuary 20, 2022 (2022-01-20)915,000[39]
Charlie and Rex receive an award for heroism while Major Crimes investigates an extremist threat.
6012"No Man Is an Island"Felipe RodriguezM.T. DialloMarch 22, 2022 (2022-03-22)N/A
Charlie, Rex and Sarah travel to an isolated island community caught up in a resettlement dispute. Donovan tries to stop a British police officer from derailing the investigation.
6113"Roses of Signal Hill"Deanne FoleyJennifer KassabianMarch 29, 2022 (2022-03-29)N/A
Rex's starring role in a television commercial is interrupted by the murder of one of the agency's ad executives.
6214"Roll the Bones"Felipe RodriguezVivian LinApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)N/A
After the owner of a construction company is found dead, Charlie and Rex track the killer to an underground casino. Major Crimes goes undercover to solve the case.
6315"Nightmare on Water St."John VatcherJoseph MilandoApril 12, 2022 (2022-04-12)N/A
While St. John's celebrates Mardi Gras, Charlie and Rex investigate a targeted killing spree.
6416"Dog Days are Over"Felipe RodriguezMary PedersenApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)N/A
When officer Maya Power and her K9 partner, a Rottweiler named Rebel are violently attacked responding to a call about a warehouse break-in, Major Crimes is at the ready.

Season 5 (2022–23)

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651"Lost in the Barrens"Peter MitchellPeter MitchellSeptember 25, 2022 (2022-09-25)
When a young woman goes missing in the Barrens, suspicion turns to the women's boyfriend; it's up to the team to uncover the truth behind her disappearance.
662"Punch Drunk Glove"John VatcherM.T. DialloOctober 2, 2022 (2022-10-02)
When Charlie's estranged brother is accused of the death of his recent boxing opponent, Charlie and the team wrestle with the possibility of his guilt.
673"Run, Donovan, Run"Peter MitchellKen CuperusOctober 9, 2022 (2022-10-09)
When Superintendent Donovan transports an inmate, who happens to be his former partner, he finds himself confronting the past and caught up in a darling and dangerous escape.
684"Hand of Cod"John VatcherRobina Lord-StaffordOctober 16, 2022 (2022-10-16)
When a young female entrepreneur's hand is found in one of the crates of her salt fish company, Charlie and Rex discover that she has been sent racial threats and suspect a business rival might have something to do with the victim's death. Meanwhile, Jesse interacts with Karma, SJPD's new medical examiner and helps her find several missing possessions including the victim's heirloom ring.
695"The Good Shepherd"Mary PedersenCéleste ParrOctober 23, 2022 (2022-10-23)
When Rex is accused of attacking a decorated former police officer, Charlie enlists the help of an unorthodox ally to uncover the truth in the hopes of restoring Rex's position on the team.
706"Den of Snakes"Eleanore LindoKeri FerenczOctober 30, 2022 (2022-10-30)
The owner/creator of "Cottage Games" a popular game company which includes the equally popular "Snake Pit" board game is found dead, killed by nine snake bites. Charlie and Rex discover a mass of suspects and conflicting motives. Sarah must confront her Ophidiophobia as she discovers that the snake used to kill the victim was a black mamba and teams up with a eccentric snake wrangler to find the venomous snake before more people fall victim. Meanwhile, Jesse persuades Superintedent Donovan to pursue online dating by secretly setting up an Tinder dating profile.
717"The Date Escape"Eleanore LindoChristina RayNovember 6, 2022 (2022-11-06)
After two killers escape from St. John's Women's Penitentiary, the team is stymied in their attempts to capture the duo when their antics turn them into modern-day folk heroes.
728"Bury the Lead"JJ NeepinJoseph MilandoNovember 13, 2022 (2022-11-13)
A student is found murdered by Donovan's daughter Camilla at a college rave. Charlie, Sarah and Jesse work to find the killer while stumbling on Camilla's meddling to get the story for her journalism internship.
739"Rexpert Witness"Harvey CrosslandJoseph MilandoNovember 20, 2022 (2022-11-20)
When Sarah's expert testimony in an arson court case is unraveled by a former colleague, the team has only 48 hours to discover the truth before the suspect is released. Sarah returns to the lab to get to the truth, and Rex assists in uncovering manipulated evidence to solve the arson and a murder.
7410"One Wild Night"Harvey CrosslandKeri FerenczNovember 27, 2022 (2022-11-27)
When the maid-of-honor winds up dead after a bachelorette party, it s up to Charlie and Rex to untangle the events of the night. They both discover a dark secret underneath the noise of drug addiction and friendship troubles.
7511"Working for the Weekend"Deanne FoleyMolly ClaytonJanuary 17, 2023 (2023-01-17)
When Rex finds a body with signs of foul play, Charlie discovers the idyllic community he's staying in may be more hostile than it looks.
7612"Lost Lives Club"Deanne FoleyChristina RayJanuary 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
After a popular physiotherapist is murdered, the team must investigate the victims of his alleged sexual assaults in order to track down the killer before they strike again.
7713"The Miranda Act"Eleanore LindoKen CuperusJanuary 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
Charlie's beloved Aunt Miranda and her friends are caught investigating an investment fraud scheme, it's up to Charlie and Rex to get to the source of the fraud.
7814"Rexit, Stage Left"Eleanore LindoAndrea Dunne & Keri FerenczMarch 7, 2023 (2023-03-07)
When a famous starlet is killed onstage during a preview performance of a beloved Newfoundland play, Rex takes on a starring role while Charlie goes behind the scenes.
7915"Northern Rexposure"TJ ScottMary PedersenMarch 21, 2023 (2023-03-21)
When Jesse's sister contacts him for help, he, Sarah and Rex head to Northern Ontario and find themselves in the middle of a deadly situation.
8016"Due North"TJ ScottMary Pedersen & Joseph MilandoMarch 28, 2023 (2023-03-28)
Rex seeks help from Detective Sidney Scott in order to save his stranded and injured friends.
8117"Lost and Found"Warren SonodaKeri Ferencz & Joseph MilandoApril 4, 2023 (2023-04-04)
Charlie gets a break in a long-unsolved kidnapping case that has haunted him, but runs into trouble when the abductee refuses his help, believing that her kidnappers are her real parents.
8218"Jail Break"Warren SonodaPeter MitchellApril 11, 2023 (2023-04-11)
A convicted murderer and his two accomplices break out of the SJPD jail with hostages. As tensions escalate, SWAT are threatening to go on hard and Charlie becomes a hostage.
8319"The Cook, the Chief, the Cop and His Lover"Felipe RodriguezElyne QuanApril 18, 2023 (2023-04-18)
The police super dies whilst eating at Sarah's favorite restaurant. Investigating the murder - and the feud between rival restaurant owners - threatens to expose Sarah and Charlie's relationship.
8420"One for the Road"Felipe Rodriguez
Elsbeth McCall
Mary PedersenApril 25, 2023 (2023-04-25)
Charlie and Rex try to take down a car theft ring after one of the team is seriously injured trying to stop a theft in progress.

Season 6 (2023–24)

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851"Ghost Ship"John VatcherAdam BarkenOctober 4, 2023 (2023-10-04)
When a local whale watching boat mysteriously returns to harbor without its passengers, Charlie and Rex must race against time to find the missing tourists
862"The Good, The Bad, and the Rex"TJ ScottJennifer KassabianOctober 11, 2023 (2023-10-11)
A series of robberies have been committed. With the help of a Navy veteran family friend, Charlie and Rex discover that there is a heartfelt, tragic side to the murders when the two robbers are revealed to be brother and sister and that their father, a war hero, is dying of cancer. It is revealed that Charlie has an estranged relationship with his father. In the end, Charlie - affected by the case - talks to his father on the phone.
873"Hound & Vision"John VatcherJoseph MilandoOctober 18, 2023 (2023-10-18)
Charlie and Rex piece together the mysterious disappearance of a prominent judge with the help from the victim's next door neighbor, a blind true crime podcaster named Brooke Weaver, who overheard a confrontation between the judge and her assailant. Brooke is convinced that the judge was murdered, based on what she overheard. Things take a turn for the worse when the judge is found dead in a body bag and the evidence points towards a few potential suspects - the boyfriend of the judge's estranged daughter and a juvenile delinquent whose parole has been denied by the judge.
884"Hour of the Dog"TJ ScottMary PedersenOctober 25, 2023 (2023-10-25)
In a case that unfolds in real-time, Charlie and Rex have one hour to disarm a masked gunman holding the employees of an insurance office hostage.
895"Hero by Night"Eleanore LindoKen CuperusNovember 1, 2023 (2023-11-01)
A murder in a local park points to someone dressed as The Night Keeper.
906"Claws Out"Eleanore LindoJohn CallaghanNovember 8, 2023 (2023-11-08)
An eccentric millionaire is found dead, surrounded by his three beloved German Shepherds. His three estranged friends, brought together by the event of his death & subsequent will, are forced to take care of his dogs. Meanwhile, Jesse worries about getting his SJPD badge.
917"Dancer, Traitor, Shepherd, Spy"Jennifer LiaoJennifer KassabianFebruary 20, 2024 (2024-02-20)
An instructor at a prestigious Ballet School dies mysteriously, and Charlie and Rex discover he has ties to Russian spies.
928"Doghouse"Harvey CrosslandTaf DialloFebruary 27, 2024 (2024-02-27)
Charlie and Rex go undercover in prison to investigate the murder of David Aziz.
939"Hudson and Son"Elsbeth McCallCéleste ParrMarch 5, 2024 (2024-03-05)
When a police officer is killed in the nightlife district, the case narrows on a group of Navy officers.
9410"Who's Your Caddy?"Harvey CrosslandJennifer KassabianMarch 12, 2024 (2024-03-12)
Jennica Malouf, a wealthy socialite, turns up dead on a golf course.
9511"Dog and Pony Show"Deanne FoleyRose Napoli & Mary PedersenMarch 26, 2024 (2024-03-26)
Charlie fears the worst after Rex goes missing while investigating the theft of a champion horse.
9612"Bark and Bite"Deanne FoleyKeavy LynchApril 2, 2024 (2024-04-02)
A convicted killer resorts to drastic measures to avoid deportation, leading Charlie and Rex to re-open his case.
9713"Dogged Pursuit"Jerry CiccorittiMolly ClaytonApril 9, 2024 (2024-04-09)
When Sarah's old friend suffers an attack that leaves him in a coma, she travels to Toronto to confront his wife, while Charlie and Rex find suspects closer to home.
9814"Death on the Doorstep"John VatcherJoseph MilandoApril 16, 2024 (2024-04-16)
Charlie and Rex´s home turns into a crime scene when they find a stranger dying in their kitchen.
9915"Wag the Dog"John VatcherMary Pedersen & Céleste ParrApril 23, 2024 (2024-04-23)
When a so-called time traveler warns Major Crimes about a bomb threat, Charlie and Rex are enlisted to protect a prominent political figure at risk of assassination.
10016"Rex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll"Kevin HanchardJohn CallaghanApril 30, 2024 (2024-04-30)
Jesse discovers the body of his guitar teacher marking his first solo case. Hudson and Rex investigate the death of a concert promoter and quickly discover a connection and team up with Jesse.

Reception

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Ratings

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The first six episodes of season one reached more than 2.5 million viewers in Canada.[40] In the 2019–2020 time period, Hudson & Rex was Citytv's highest-rated original scripted series.[41]

Reviews

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Reviewer Rob Buckley, writing for The Medium is Not Enough, criticized the writing and direction and described the show as "for the most part unwatchable, tedious".[42]

Broadcast

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Hudson & Rex premiered March 25, 2019, on Citytv with season one planned for 16 episodes.[43] However, only the first 13 episodes were used for season one. The remaining three episodes were broadcast as part of season two.[44]

International

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Beta Film has the international English distribution rights for Hudson & Rex. Broadcaster RAI will begin showing episodes in Italy on Rai 3.[43]

In Germany with TNT Serie and Latin America with the Belleville Group.

In Armenia,since September 30, 2022 Armenian Public TV airs the show.

Other distributions are in France with France Televisions via Mediawan Rights, in Lithuania with LRT, in Latvia with LTV, in Puerto Rico with Telemundo, in Uruguay with Channel 12 and in Greece with ANT1.[45]

In Romania, the series started airing on the channel Diva on September 3, 2019.[46]

In The Netherlands, the show airs on FOX.

NBC Universal secured rights for Eastern Europe and Africa.[47]

As of July 2020, the show is being broadcast in the Czech Republic on Televize Prima.[48]

The first two seasons are also being broadcast on the Alibi TV channel in the UK which shows fictional and non-fictional crime series.[49][50]

As of January 2021, the show is being broadcast in Slovakia on Jednotka.[51]

As of June 2020, Hudson & Rex is sold to more than 100 territories.[52] On November 5, 2021, the show premiered exclusively as part of the original programming catalogue of the Christian based streaming of family-friendly content driven cable network UP called Up Faith & Family in the United States, in addition to its official linear television debut on the network that occurred in January 2024. The show also airs on the defunct Ion Plus’s still-active free FAST channels on Plex, Samsung Free TV, The Roku Channel and Amazon Freevee with limited and sometimes, no ads.

Production

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Casting

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Diesel vom Burgimwald (Rex) is a 15th generation descendant of the first shepherd to star in the 1990s Austrian show Inspector Rex that Hudson & Rex is based on. Two other German Shepherds, Izzy and Iko, who are nephews of Diesel vom Burgimwald, stand-in for some of the stunts. Diesel vom Burgimwald had mobility training before being cast as Rex.[53] This is Diesel's first show according to his owner/handler Sherri Davis and training continues on non-shooting days in preparation for future scripts. While on set Diesel has full star treatment with his own trailer, chef, and chauffeur.[54] Diesel is an honorary firefighter with the St. John's Regional Fire Department (SJRFD)[55] as a result of the episode Fast Eddie's.

Filming

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Hudson and Rex films at various locations across the City of St. John's, most prominently on the Memorial University of Newfoundland campus. The Bruneau Centre (formerly the Inco Centre) doubles as the headquarters for the fictional St. John's Police Department, whilst the rest of the campus has been used to portray the equally fictional Heritage University of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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