Private Eyes (TV series)
This article needs to be updated. In particular: Needs updated info about season 2: sources re production & episode summaries; also series premiere in the US.(February 2018)
Private Eyes (formerly known as The Code) is a Canadian comedy-drama television series created by Tim Kilby and Shelley Eriksen that stars Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson, which began airing on Global on May 26, 2016. The first season consisted of 10 episodes. The series is inspired by the novel The Code by G.B. Joyce.
|Based on||The Code by G.B. Joyce|
|Opening theme||"Private Eyes" by Dear Rouge|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||19 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||43–45 minutes|
|Original release||May 26, 2016 – present|
- Jason Priestley as Matt Shade, a former hockey player now private investigator
- Cindy Sampson as Angie Everett, Shade's feisty boss
- Barry Flatman as Don Shade, Matt's father
- Jordyn Negri as Juliet "Jules" Shade, Matt's visually impaired daughter.
- Clé Bennett as Detective Derek Nolan
- Ennis Esmer as Detective Kurtis Mazhari
- Nicole de Boer as Becca Dorasay, Matt's ex-wife, and a host of a TV breakfast show.
- Bree Williamson as Melanie Parker (season 2)
- Mark Ghanimé as Dr. Ken Graham (season 2)
- Samantha Wan as Zoe Chow, a former client who is hired in season 2 as a secretary.
Production and broadcastEdit
A second season of 18 episodes was confirmed, and production started in the Fall of 2016 in Toronto. On March 27, 2017, Ion Television picked up the exclusive rights to broadcast the series in the United States, where it is presented as an original series for the network.
On September 21, 2017, Global ordered a 12 episode third season set to start production in spring 2018.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||May 26, 2016||July 28, 2016|
|2||9||May 25, 2017||TBA|
Season 1 (2016)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Canada viewers
|1||1||"The Code"||Kelly Makin||Tim Kilby & Shelley Eriksen||May 26, 2016||1.44|
|Matt "Shadow" Shade, a former pro hockey player connects with private detective Angie Everett to solve a case of one of his protege's careers being sabotaged.|
|2||2||"Mise En Place"||Kelly Makin||Alan McCullough||June 2, 2016||1.36|
|When an old friend of Shade's finds the body of a celebrity chef and is not sure how she got there, he and Everett must work while avoiding an antagonistic detective to clear her name and find the right killer. Meanwhile, Shade's daughter wants to get a braille tattoo.|
|3||3||"The Money Shot"||Anne Wheeler||Tara Armstrong||June 9, 2016||1.06|
|Shade and Everett are called to investigate a diamond heist, which turns out to be the disappearance of a prized race horse. Things take an interesting turn when Angie's mother turns up and must deal with her bookie. Shade also takes the PI exam.|
|4||4||"The Devil's Playground"||Shawn Piller||Derek Schreyer||June 16, 2016||1.23|
|When a famous author is a victim of arson, Shade and Everett follow several leads including his estranged daughter and 2 gay fashion designers who are not what they seem. Meanwhile, Shade and Jules clash over her new study partner/boyfriend.|
|5||5||"The Six"||Charles Officer||Tassie Cameron & Marsha Greene||June 23, 2016||0.93|
|In Toronto's hip-hop scene, full of ego and unreliable witnesses, Shade and Angie must find, and try to protect, a 14-year-old witness to a violent nightclub shooting. Meanwhile, Shade drives himself crazy, and Angie too, trying to find out which mystery man Angie spent the night with, while simultaneously struggling to keep a promise to his daughter.|
|6||6||"Partners in Crime / The Two-Minute You"||Robert Lieberman||Tim Kilby||June 30, 2016||0.95|
|When Angies friend is bankrupted by identity thieves, she and Matt discover the thief uses Speed Dating events to gather personal information quickly, so they go in as customers, with a side wager as to who can get the most date requests. Meanwhile, after realizing Jules is pulling away from him, Matt meets Simone at a book store.|
|7||7||"Karaoke Confidential / Big Trouble In Little Korea"||Jerry Ciccoritti||Shelley Eriksen & Derek Schreyer||July 7, 2016||0.92|
|Shade brings in a client without asking Angie: Jay, the owner of a Karaoke bar who suspects he is being followed after his friend disappeared. Angie is skeptical, especially after they quickly discover that Jay is a drug dealer, though while he maintains his innocence, he isn't very forthcoming. But as Shade and Angie put the pieces together, they realize Jay is trapped between a kingpin and a shady cop. Meanwhile, Jules is excited when some seniors become her friends, but she soon learns some hard lessons.|
|8||8||"I Do, I Do"||Robert Lieberman||Marcus Robinson||July 14, 2016||0.86|
|Matt and Angie are hired by a distressed husband to confirm whether his wife has a stalker. Meanwhile, Jules' mother and Matt's ex-wife Becca returns from Italy and stays with them, causing some turbulence in the Shade household.|
|9||9||"Disappearing Act"||Kelly Makin||Alan McCullough & Marsha Greene||July 21, 2016||0.93|
|Detective Mazhari asks Angie to find a magician who vanished from police custody and prevent any fallout. Meanwhile, Becca confirms she's staying in Toronto and starts complicating Matt's life when she lines it up for him to co-host a show with her.|
|10||10||"Family Jewels / Four Weddings And A Tribunal"||James Genn||Shelley Eriksen||July 28, 2016||0.88|
Angie's cousin's wedding is disrupted when the grooms heirloom tiara is stolen. Angie's mother Nora is the police's prime suspect. Angie doesn't want to get involved but Shade sets out to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Becca starts manipulating Matt into a new custody agreement over Jules where he has far less time, and he must decide whether to show her as an uncaring, manipulative, career-driven mother or let Jules keep her mother.In the final moments, Angie goes on vacation with Detective Nolan, giving Matt the keys to her father's office. Inside, he falls off his chair and finds an envelope from her father taped under the desk.
Season 2 (2017)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Canada viewers
|11||1||"The Extra Mile"||Jason Priestley||Alan McCullough||May 25, 2017||0.86|
Angie returns from vacation to find Shade being thrown out of the window, and that he has a new case. A friend of his has had her racing team's property vandalized, and the driver has been receiving death threats. While investigating the world of racing, they learn that the case ties to a hit-and-run from months earlier, and that there are more secrets than anyone realised. Matt meanwhile comes to terms with the new custody arrangement Becca has forced on him, but realises Becca may not have Jules' well being at heart.Angie is given the letter that Matt found under his desk, and inside discovers a key.
|12||2||"Boardwalk Empire"||Rob Lieberman||Marcus Robinson||June 1, 2017||0.86|
Angie and Shade are called by Zoe Chow, a resident of a small building who thinks someone is moving her things around to spook her. They are skeptical upon realising she has no money to pay them, but when other residents report similar issues, they begin to suspect the building manager is trying to force them out as part of a Blockbusting scheme. Don meanwhile is being offered a retirement package, and must try to work out if he wants it.Meanwhile, Angie finds the key belongs to a safety deposit box, and gets a surprise from her father. In the end, Zoe is hired by Everett Investigations as an assistant.
|13||3||"The Frame Job"||Gail Harvey||Thomas Pound||June 8, 2017||0.78|
|The Principal of Jules' school asks Shade to determine the validity of an allegation that a female teacher is in a sexual relationship with a student, before she has to report it to the Board of Directors. Things initially don't look good, but they soon suspect the work of an elusive school club. Meanwhile, Matt meets Jules new boyfriend Liam, while Zoe tries to hide a hole in Angie's wall she made.|
|14||4||"Crimes of Fashion"||Shawn Piller||Tim Kilby||June 15, 2017||0.88|
|Becca sets Everett Investigations up with a simple job - escort new clothing for a fashion show she's reporting on for a up-and-coming designer. However the clothes are hijacked, and Shade and Angie now have 48 hours to find the clothing to save the designers future, Becca's career and their own reputation. However they soon realise they are not the only ones looking, and that the van may have been stolen for something other than the clothes.|
|15||5||"Now You See Her"||Kelly Makin||James Thorpe||June 22, 2017||0.82|
|16||6||"The P.I. Code"||Sudz Sutherland||Derek Schreyer||June 29, 2017||0.93|
|17||7||"Between a Doc and a Hard Place"||Kelly Makin||Jackie May||July 6, 2017||0.97|
|18||8||"Six Feet Blunder"||Jill Carter||Katrina Saville||July 13, 2017||0.87|
|19||9||"The Good Soldier"||Lee Rose||Alan McCullough||July 20, 2017||1.04|
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Private Eyes: Original Series Premieres this Fall
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