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Private Eyes (formerly known as The Code[2]) 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.[1] The first season consisted of 10 episodes. The series is inspired by the novel The Code by G.B. Joyce.[1]

Private Eyes
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by
  • Tim Kilby
  • Shelley Eriksen
Based on The Code by G.B. Joyce
Opening theme "Private Eyes" by Dear Rouge
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 14
Executive producer(s)
Running time 43–45 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Entertainment One
Original release May 26, 2016 – present
External links

A second season of 18 episodes has been confirmed [3][4] with production starting 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.[5]. The first half of the second season premiere in Canada on May 25, 2017 [6]




  • Jason Priestley as Matt Shade, a former hockey player now private investigator
  • Cindy Sampson as Angie Everett, Shade's feisty business partner


Guest starsEdit


Season 1 (2016)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canada viewers
1 "The Code" Kelly Makin Tim Kilby & Shelley Eriksen May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26) 1.44[8]
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 "Mise En Place" Kelly Makin Alan McCullough June 2, 2016 (2016-06-02) 1.36[9]
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 "The Money Shot" Anne Wheeler Tara Armstrong June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09) 1.06[10]
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 "The Devil's Playground" Shawn Piller Derek Schreyer June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16) 1.23[11]
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 "The Six" Charles Officer Tassie Cameron & Marsha Greene June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23) 0.93[12]
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 "Partners in Crime" Robert Lieberman Tim Kilby June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30) 0.95[13]
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 realising Jules is pulling away from him, Matt meets Simone at a book store.
7 "Karaoke Confidential" Jerry Ciccoritti Shelley Eriksen & Derek Schreyer July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) 0.92[14]
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 realise 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 "I Do, I Do" Robert Lieberman Marcus Robinson July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14) 0.86[15]
When a lifestyle company’s CEO is threatened, Shade and Angie need to find the source, despite her insistence that everything is going according to her very complicated plan.
9 "Disappearing Act" Kelly Makin Alan McCullough & Marsha Greene July 21, 2016 (2016-07-21) 0.93[16]
Magic and mayhem follow Shade and Angie as they track a fugitive on the run, while their disparate choices threaten to tear them apart.
10 "Family Jewels" James Genn Shelley Eriksen July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28) 0.88[17]
A brazen jewelry heist throws Shade and Angie into the wild world of weddings, and forces them to go undercover as an engaged couple in love.

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canada viewers
1 "The Extra Mile" Jason Priestly Alan McCullough May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) 0.86[18]
The owner of a car racing team hires Shade and Angie; Angie and Shade adapt to their new roles.
2 "Boardwalk Empire" Robert Lieberman Kim Morrison, Marcus Robinson June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01) 0.86[19]
Zoe Chowed hires Shade and Angie to find out who broke into her apartment.
3 "The Frame Job" Gail Harvey Thomas Pound June 8, 2017 (2017-06-08) 0.78[20]
When Principal Frame's most beloved teacher is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student, Shade and Angie are hired to investigate the scandal, uncovering that its origin is linked to an exclusive student club.
4 "Crimes of Fashion" Gail Harvey Kim Morrison June 15, 2017 (2017-06-15) TBD
Fashion designer Carla Costa hires Shade and Angie to guard her new collection, but the gig goes sideways when it's stolen days before her career-defining show.
5 "Now You See Her" Kelly Makin Kim Morrison TBA TBD
6 "The P.I. Code" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
7 "Between a Doc and a Hard Place" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
8 "Six Feet Blunder" Jill Carter Kim Morrison, Katrina Saville TBA TBD
9 "The Good Soldier" Lee Rose Kim Morrison TBA TBD
10 "Kissing the Canvas" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
11 "Long Live the King" Charles Officer Kim Morrison TBA TBD
12 "Getaway With Murder" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
13 "A Fare to Remember" Anne Wheeler Kim Morrison TBA TBD
14 "Finding Leroy" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
15 "The Hills Have Eyes" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
16 "Look Who's Stalking" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
17 "Brew The Right Thing" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD
18 "Shadow of a Doubt" TBA Kim Morrison TBA TBD


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  3. ^ Private Eyes will be back for Season 2
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