Jason Priestley Boards Canadian Detective Drama ‘Wild Cards’; CBC & CW Premiere Dates Set

Jason Priestley has boarded upcoming CBC drama Wild Cards, as the Canadian network unveils its winter slate.

The Beverly Hills 90210 star will play lead character Max’s father and master conman George in the series launching January 10 in Canada. It will debut at 8 pm January 17 on The CW in the U.S. followed by Family Law at 9 pm on the network. Priestley’s recent projects include Eastsiders creator Kit Williamson’s Ctrl Alt Del movie and Viaplay’s Börje – The Journey of a Legend.

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Set in Vancouver, Wild Cards follows the unlikely duo of Ellis (Grey’s Anatomy‘s Giacomo Gianniotti), a gruff, sardonic cop and Max (Riverdale‘s Vanessa Morgan), a spirited, clever con woman. It has already been picked up by The CW in the States for next year.

Amongst its hefty winter slate, CBC also unveiled workplace comedy One More Time about a second-hand sporting goods store created by and starring stand-up DJ Demers. Elsewhere, Supinder Wraich and Enrico Colantoni star in Allegiance, a police drama about identity and belonging, policing and politics, and finding truth within the heart of a flawed justice system, while there are Season 3 recommissions for established comedies Run the Burbs and Son of a Critch.

In unscripted, The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down will launch February 8 featuring Seth Rogen as guest judge, while Travis Dhanraj is set to take up the Canada Tonight mantle on CBC News.

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