Republic of Doyle

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Republic of Doyle
Republic of Doyle title card.jpg
GenreComedy-drama
Police procedural
Created byAllan Hawco
Malcolm MacRury
Perry Chafe
StarringAllan Hawco
Seán McGinley
Lynda Boyd
Krystin Pellerin
Mark O'Brien
Marthe Bernard
Bob Cole
Opening theme"Oh Yeah"
by Great Big Sea
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes67 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Allan Hawco, John Vatcher, Michael Levine
Location(s)St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
CinematographyMalcolm Cross
Running time44 min
Broadcast
Original channelCBC Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original run6 January 2010 – present
External links
Website
 
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Republic of Doyle
Republic of Doyle title card.jpg
GenreComedy-drama
Police procedural
Created byAllan Hawco
Malcolm MacRury
Perry Chafe
StarringAllan Hawco
Seán McGinley
Lynda Boyd
Krystin Pellerin
Mark O'Brien
Marthe Bernard
Bob Cole
Opening theme"Oh Yeah"
by Great Big Sea
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes67 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Allan Hawco, John Vatcher, Michael Levine
Location(s)St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
CinematographyMalcolm Cross
Running time44 min
Broadcast
Original channelCBC Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original run6 January 2010 – present
External links
Website

Republic of Doyle is a Canadian comedy-drama television series set in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador which debuted 6 January 2010 on CBC Television.[1]

The show stars Allan Hawco as private investigator and former police officer Jake Doyle and Seán McGinley as his father, Malachy Doyle. They partner as private investigators with Rose Doyle, Malachy's second wife, played by Lynda Boyd, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Krystin Pellerin stars as Constable Leslie Bennett, with Mark O'Brien as Desmond "Des" Courtney, who works with the Doyles, and Marthe Bernard as Katrina, "Tinny" Doyle, Jake's niece and Malachy's granddaughter. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings – not all of them on the right side of the law.

It was announced on May 29, 2014 that the show would be ending after the upcoming sixth season,[2] due to Allan Hawco wanting to move on and wanting to end the show before becoming burned out.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

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Recurring characters[edit]

Characters[edit]

Production[edit]

The show is filmed in and around St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.[4] The show's star, Allan Hawco, is also executive producer/showrunner/co-creator and head writer of the show.

Other producers include John Vatcher (exec producer), Rob Blackie, Perry Chafe (co-creator and writer) and Michael Levine.[5]

In 2013, Republic of Doyle aired a fictional crossover with another CBC Television crime drama, Murdoch Mysteries.[6] With the two shows set over 100 years apart, Hawco appeared on the November 25, 2013 episode of Murdoch Mysteries as Jacob Doyle, a 19th-century ancestor of Jake Doyle, while Yannick Bisson appeared on the January 29, 2014 episode of Republic of Doyle as Detective Bill Murdoch, a 21st-century descendant of his regular character Detective William Murdoch.[6]

Season synopses[edit]

Season One[edit]

Premiering on January 6, 2010, the show introduces Allan Hawco as Jake Doyle and Sean McGinley as Mal Doyle as a father and son pair of private investigators. The debut show also reveals relationship complication with Jake and his ex-wife Nikki and his new infatuation: Leslie, the Inspector who works at the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. While Jake tries to improve his relationship with Leslie, he discovers he may have impregnated his ex-wife, but soon discovers the positive pregnancy test he found in her garbage can did not belong to her. After he realizes he is free from the burden of having to deal with child-support, his relationship with Leslie develops as Nikki’s relationship her new boyfriend grows. However, Leslie soon begins to complicate whether her relationship with Jake will prove beneficial in the future. As the Jake finalizes his divorce with Nikki, his relationship status with Leslie improves to good friends. Yet Leslie’s focus quickly shifts to her new title as Sergeant after being promoted to the position. Jake realizes he has other problems too; his mischievous older brother, Christian makes an unexpected visit to his house, greeting him in the kitchen. After Christian offends Jake, their relationship swiftly intensifies. The last episode of the season shows the characters’ struggle to keep their republic strong as their relationships fall apart.[7]

Season Two[edit]

Season Two begins with Rose, Mal’s partner, dealing with the consequences of his recent heart attack. Meanwhile, Jake and Leslie take initiatives to move past the hiccups in their relationship and move on from one another. Tinny, Jake’s niece, embarks on an investment in order to raise personal funds, meanwhile, Mal discovers a secret that Rose has kept from him; her mother stole her engagement ring. Jake learns what Leslie sees their relationship as. As the season progresses, so does Tinny’s income business along with the amount of friends she makes. Jake as well as the viewers are introduced to Allison, the crown attorney. Meanwhile, Mal and Rose experience issues in their marriage but are quickly able to recover and move forward. As Mal’s relationship with Rose strengthens, so does Jake’s relationship with Allison when they move past the boundaries of friendship. Des, an admirer of Tinny yet an enemy of Jake, exploits Tinny’s business yet saves it in the process. Adding to the drama, Jake finds himself bailing his delinquent brother out of jail and finds himself dealing with issues concerning money. Like all his previous relationships, Jake ill-manages to maintain his relationship with Allison. When Jake receives a new job offer, his relationship with Allison struggles even further. Meanwhile, the relationship of Des and Tinny becomes more intimate. After further complications with Allison, Jake decides to break up with Allison.[7]

Season Three[edit]

In the opening episode of Season Three, the viewers are informed that Tinny travels to London, however; it is revealed by Des that her trip did not go smoothly but Des promises to keep the hiccup a secret. Jake finds himself interacting with Nikki again by dong a favor of which he is not fond of. Jake struggles to avoid Nikki and win back the unimpressed Allison. Rose gets in trouble with the police for carrying a gun. Tinny is bothered by the quickly growing relationship between Des and Chandra, a university student of medicine. Kathleen, a newly introduced character that serves as Jake's sister, is helped with her mothering issues by Rose. The two begin to progress in their friendship. Des finds himself in a precarious position—choosing between Tinny and Chandra. He decides to break up with Chandra and pursue a romance with Tinny. Kathleen faces parenting issues at home. Des attempts to impress Jake by helping him in an investigation using his various connections while Allison jeopardizes the safety of the Doyle household with a mistake from her past. Mal becomes tied up in complications with his former wife while Tinny and obsesses over her death, and while Kathleen experiences troubles in their relations as a result of a poor decision in Kathleen’s history. George, an unappreciated individual in the Republic, bothers Kathleen by scamming her, but Jake comes to the rescue and saves her from his tricks. The season ends with Tinny discovering the identity of her father, which is not revealed to the viewers.

Season Four[edit]

The season kicks off with relatives from Ireland paying the Doyles a visit a bringing some drama along with them. As in the previous season, Tinny still tries to unravel hidden secrets about her dad and succeeds in doing so; she discover she her mother, Kathleen conceived her with a current prisoner, Kevin Crocker. Tinny attempts to associate with Crocker by revealing her true identity as his daughter. Jake tries to redefine his relationship with Leslie by reintroducing her into his world, and by doing so, he is able to once again gains her trust, as well as her affection. However; disaster strikes and Jake searches for the missing Leslie, who disappeared as a result of working a precarious case. Jake soon comes to the rescue, and saves Leslie from her kidnapper. Soon after the major incident, Leslie is hit by personal issues regarding family: her father dies. Meanwhile, Tinny’s relations with Crocker grow and Jake is troubled by the fact that Tinny spending so much time with the con. Jake takes another hit after being kidnapped as his kidnapper nearly take his life by burning him to death. The medication used to mend his injuries from the incident, gives him some peculiar dreams. The season comes to an end with Crocker and Jake being forced to collaborate in order to save the kidnapped Tinny.[7]

Season Five[edit]

After the wild adventure Jake took in the previous season by saving Tinny, his rescue mission leads to his kidnapping. The Doyles have been anxiously searching for him for the past two months and Tinny risks her career as a police officer and becomes unprofessional by involving her personal life in her police work and helping Jake. As a result, Tinny gets suspended. Meanwhile, Des overcomes his sorrow over losing Tinny. Jake experiences more complications in returning to St. John’s, but eventually makes it home safe with the help of his niece. Jake and Leslie’s relationship heats up with Jake nearly impregnating her. When Leslie is being followed and nearly gets shot, Jake is extremely worried for her safety but soon finds out her pursuer is actually her long-lost husband. Jake and Leslie try but fail to smooth their relationship with the shocking news. Leslie and Jake are finally forced to define their relationship and decide not to see each other due to the recent complications, even after Jake confesses his love. After Des hooks up with a troubled young woman, Sloan, he must avoid Tinny. Jake finds it hard to avoid Leslie when he gets tied up in her ex-husband’s business. Meanwhile, Tinny gets the chance of her career on a big case. To make matters worse for Jake, Nikki pays him a visit. The season ends with Jake being tried and arrested for murder but is then kidnapped by one of Leslie’s pursuers; the kidnapper forces Jake to make several unwarranted missions.[7]

Season Six[edit]

In February 2014, Allan Hawco confirmed that Republic of Doyle will be back for a sixth season.[8]

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)# Ep.PremieredEndedTV seasonViewers
DatePremiere viewers
DateFinale viewers
1Wednesday 9:00pm12
January 6, 2010
2,000,000[9]
April 7, 2010
2,000,00020102,000,000
213
January 12, 2011
2,000,000[10]
April 6, 2011
2,000,00020112,000,000
313
January 11, 2012
1,500,000[11]
April 4, 2012
2,000,000[12]20121,867,000
4Sunday 9:00pm13
January 6, 2013
820,000[13]
April 21, 2013
1,002,00020132,500,000
5Wednesday 9:00pm16
October 2, 2013
 ?
?
TBA2014 ?

DVD releases[edit]

Entertainment One has released the first four seasons on DVD in Canada.[14][15][16][17]

On May 6, 2014, Acorn Media will release the first season on DVD in the USA.[18]

In Region 4, Beyond Home Entertainment has released the first two seasons on DVD in Australia.[19][20]

DVD nameEp #Release dates
Region 1Region 4
The Complete First Season12November 16, 2010May 4, 2011
The Complete Second Season13July 19, 2011April 4, 2012
The Complete Third Season13November 20, 2012TBA
The Complete Fourth Season13October 1, 2013TBA

International broadcasters[edit]

CountryChannelPremiere date
 South AfricaFox Entertainment1 August 2010[21]
 United KingdomAlibi27 October 2010[22]
 AustraliaABC2 (season one)
13th Street (season two –)
6 November 2010[23][24]
 BrazilGlobosat HD11 November 2010
 EstoniaFox Crime11 September 2010
 SerbiaFox Crime14 October 2010
 BulgariaFox Crime4 December 2010
 PolandTVP225 December 2012
 Germany13th Street16 October 2013
 United StatesKTXAEvery Saturday and Sunday

Republic of Doyle is aired in the USA on various stations via syndication.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBC winter season brings 3 new shows". cbc.ca, November 25, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/05/29/republic-of-doyle-cancelled_n_5410401.html
  3. ^ "Full Cast & Crew." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  4. ^ "Republic of Doyle: A rogue P.I. with Newfie smarts". Toronto Star, January 6, 2010.
  5. ^ "CBC renews 14 shows for coming season". CBC News. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Celebrating the Can-combo of Republic of Doyle and Murdoch Mysteries". National Post, November 25, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d "List of Republic of Doyle Episodes." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Feb. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.calgaryherald.com/Republic+Doyle+still+homegrown+fifth+season/9463968/story.html
  9. ^ Wild, Diane (January 7, 2010). "Ratings: Republic of Doyle, 18 to Life, Dragons’ Den, Heartland". TV Eh?. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ Brioux, Bill (January 13, 2011). "Doyle & Dragons roar back on CBC". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ Brioux, Bill (January 18, 2012). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang beats Globes; new CBC season soars". The Brioux Report. Torstar. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ Brioux, Bill (April 11, 2012). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang's Easter Miracle". The Brioux Report. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ http://tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca/2013/01/murdoch-mysteries-lifts-cbcs-premiere.html
  14. ^ "Republic of Doyle DVD news: Announcement for Republic of Doyle – Season 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  15. ^ "Republic of Doyle DVD news: Announcement for Republic of Doyle – Season 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  16. ^ "Republic of Doyle DVD news: Announcement for Republic of Doyle - Season 3". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  17. ^ http://www.amazon.ca/Republic-Doyle-Complete-Fourth-Season/dp/B00EOMJ9SY/
  18. ^ Acorn to Deliver a State-Side Release of Season 1 DVDs
  19. ^ "REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - SEASON 1 | Television Series | Drama | Comedy". Beyondhomeentertainment.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  20. ^ "REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - SEASON 2 | Television Series | Drama | Comedy". Beyondhomeentertainment.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  21. ^ "Republic of Doyle". TVSA. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  22. ^ "UKTV enters Republic of Doyle" (Press release). C21 Media. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  23. ^ "ABC2 Programming Airdate: Republic of Doyle (episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. 2010-11-20. 
  24. ^ Newsome, Brad (6 January 2012). "Republic of Doyle, Friday, January 6". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  25. ^ . The Telegram. 2013-04-13 http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/2013-04-17/article-3221647/%26lsquoRepublic-of-Doyle%26rsquo-headed-for-U.S./1. Retrieved 2014-02-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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