ION TELEVISION’S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, “PRIVATE EYES,” PREMIERES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
The Investigative Drama Series Starring Jason Priestley Airs Back-to-Back New Episodes Every Sunday Starting at 9/8c PM
WEST PALM BEACH, January 22, 2018 – ION Television today announced the premiere date for its all-new original series starring Jason Priestley. “Private Eyes” will make its network debut Sunday, February 11, starting at 9/8c PM. The 10-episode season from Entertainment One (eOne) will air each Sunday night with back-to-back new episodes. ION will also air encore runs on Tuesdays beginning at 11/10c PM.
ION Television is the exclusive U.S. television home for current and future seasons of the drama series – the latest to join the network from eOne's library, including “Saving Hope.” The series also joins ION’s top 10-rated lineup of acclaimed programming, including “Criminal Minds,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Blue Bloods,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
ION Television will support the series launch with a nationwide on-air, print and digital advertising campaign. The network will also promote “Private Eyes” through a consumer sweepstakes on iontelevision.com beginning January 29 leading up to the night of the premiere.
“Private Eyes” follows the story of ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade (Priestley), who irrevocably changes his life when he decides to team up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse. Through their new partnership, Shade is forced to examine who he has become and who he wants to be while investigating high-stakes crimes.
Created by Shelley Eriksen and Tim Kilby, “Private Eyes” is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and COGECO Program Development Fund. The series is executive produced by Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, Alan McCullough, Tassie Cameron, and John Morayniss and Tecca Crosby for eOne. McCullough and Piller are also showrunners.
About ION Television
ION Television, a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network, is the flagship of the independent, privately held media company, ION Media. Launched in 2007, ION Television features a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the-art distribution system. As owner of the nation’s largest broadcast station group, ION Media’s 60 full-power stations reach 100 million homes. For more information, visit www.iontelevision.com.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
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