Bravo's Acclaimed Original Drama 19-2 Returns With Emotionally-Charged Episode, January 19

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —

– Season 2 of 19-2 premieres Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET –

– Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso return to star as Nick Barron and Ben Chartier –

– Now streaming on CraveTV, Bravo delivers an encore presentation of Season 1, beginning January 4 –

"Audiences are thrown into the drama and holding their breaths along with the cops. Lead actors Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso are outstanding." Bill Brioux, Brioux.tv

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TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Bravo announced today that Season 2 of its gripping original drama 19-2 premieres Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET. In the stirring Season 2 premiere "School", the entire squad is embroiled in an intensely tragic school shooting with consequences that will profoundly impact all of their lives. The episode has been recreated for English audiences by renowned director Podz, who directed the same episode of the original French-Canadian version of 19-2 to critical acclaim. The tragic events that unfold in the premiere episode set the stage for Season 2's overarching themes of introspection, trust and loyalty. A first look at the premiere episode is available here.

Season 1 of 19-2 was Bravo's #1 original series, drawing an average of nearly 200,000 viewers per episode. Throughout its entire run, the series attracted 3.4 million unique viewers. For viewers looking to catch up on 19-2, Bravo is marathoning Season 1 of 19-2 in its entirety, beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. ET. All episodes from Season 1 are also immediately available on demand on CraveTV.

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"19-2's first season showcased the quiet intensity of this series, with carefully crafted characters and dramatic storylines that resonated with viewers," said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "Season 2, including the emotional season premiere, raises the bar on this compelling drama, and we are confident it will continue to recruit fans."

Picking up where Season 1 left off, Season 2 sees Ben under pressure from the Sécurité du Québec (SQ) to uncover the identity of a mole at Station 19. Ben begins to secretly investigate his own squad, further complicating both his partnership with Nick, and their burgeoning friendship. As previously announced, Season 2 introduces two, new characters; Cassius Clement a.k.a. Kaz (Richard Chevolleau, SAVING HOPE), Nick's charming, career-criminal cousin; and Rita (Lisa Berry, NIKITA), Kaz's girlfriend.

19-2 also sees the return of Nick's ex-wife, Isabelle Latendresse (Maxim Roy, HEARTLAND); Nick's former lover, officer Audrey Pouliot (Laurence Lebeouf, DURHAM COUNTY); angry beat-cop and Nick's antagonist, J.M. Brouillard (Dan Petronijevic, SAVING HOPE); officer Tyler Joseph (Benz Antoine, THE LISTENER), the good-humoured beat cop struggling with alcohol addiction; Tyler's brazen, no-nonsense partner Béatrice Hamelin (Mylène Dinh-Robic, THE LISTENER); straight-shooting Sergeant Julien Houle (Conrad Pla, THE LISTENER); and Marcel Gendron, the manipulative District Commander (Bruce Ramsay, CONTINUUM).

19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media. Executive producers are Jocelyn Deschênes and Virginia Rankin from Sphère Média Plus, and Luc Châtelain from Echo Media. Executive Producer Bruce Smith (DURHAM COUNTY) also acts as showrunner and writer. Jesse McKeown (DAVINCI'S INQUEST) is co-executive producer. 19-2 is an English-adaptation of the hit Québec series from the creators and stars of the original, Réal Bossé and Claude Legault and director Podz. Directors are Louis Choquette, Érik Canuel, and Podz (Daniel Grou.) Production Executives for Bell Media are Michele McMahon and Tom Hastings. Trish Williams is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

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About Sphere Media
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère MĂ©dia Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn DeschĂŞnes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With nearly 975 hours of series television to its credit - including successful high-end series like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE the company offers primetime programming that is attractive to viewers and contemporary in outlook.

Sphère MĂ©dia Plus productions have been sold or adapted in a variety of international markets. In Canada, the company's programs have been seen on the Radio-Canada, TVA, CBC and SĂ©ries+ networks, and the company has worked on the pilot of Isabel (adapted from the series LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE) for NBC in the United States. Over the years the company has won numerous industry and people's choice prizes, including more than 120 Prix GĂ©meaux (TV industry awards). Sphère MĂ©dia Plus continues to develop new projects for both the French-and English-speaking markets. Since 2011, the company has had an office in Toronto, confirming its desire to extend its activities across the whole of the North American market. 

About Echo Media
Echo Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain.  Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike.  The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN'S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED'S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in HaĂŻti, Life is a Highway, ); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize's Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra). 

Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d'Or, and International and Primetime Emmys.  Echo Media's productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.

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