CTV Ditches 'The Bridge' After CBS Flop

Canadian broadcaster backtracking on planned second season of homegrown drama follows CBS yanking the homegrown cop drama after three episodes.

TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster CTV has abandoned plans for a second season of The Bridge from Entertainment One after CBS earlier yanked the Canadian cop drama after three episodes on air.

CTV late Friday said it has “mutually agreed” with Entertainment One and series creator Craig Bromell not to proceed with a previously announced sophomore season.

The Bridge, created by Bromell, a former police officer, was written by Alan Di Fiore (Da Vinci's Inquest).

The Canadian drama portrayed cops battling criminals on the streets and their bosses and know-nothing politicians in the corridors of power.

The series starred Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) as a police union head who locks horns with the police brass in an attempt to combat corruption.

CTV said it will work with Bromell, Aaron Douglas and Entertainment One on future projects, including a drama about a police drug squad now in development.

Also in the works is a legal drama with Entertainment One and writer Pam Davis (Miami Medical, House).