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
Opening theme"Oh Yeah"
by Great Big Sea
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes65 (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
Opening theme"Oh Yeah"
by Great Big Sea
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes65 (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 which debuted 6 January 2010 on CBC Television.[1]

The show stars Seán McGinley and Allan Hawco as Malachy and Jake Doyle, a father and son who partner as private investigators in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings – not all of them on the right side of the law.

Cast[edit]

Characters[edit]

Production[edit]

The show is filmed in St. John's, Newfoundland.[2] 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.[3]

In 2013, Republic of Doyle aired a fictional crossover with another CBC Television crime drama, Murdoch Mysteries.[4] 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 a January 2014 episode of Republic of Doyle as Bill Murdoch, a 21st-century descendant of his regular character William Murdoch.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)# Ep.PremieredEndedTV seasonViewers
DatePremiere viewers
DateFinale viewers
1Wednesday 9:00pm12
January 6, 2010
2,000,000[5]
April 7, 2010
2,000,00020102,000,000
213
January 12, 2011
2,000,000[6]
April 6, 2011
2,000,00020112,000,000
313
January 11, 2012
1,500,000[7]
April 4, 2012
2,000,000[8]20121,867,000
4Sunday 9:00pm13
January 6, 2013
820,000[9]
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.[10][11][12][13]

In Region 4, Beyond Home Entertainment has released the first two seasons on DVD in Australia.[14][15]

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[16]
 United KingdomAlibi27 October 2010[17]
 AustraliaABC2 (season one)
13th Street (season two –)
6 November 2010[18][19]
 BrazilGlobosat HD11 November 2010
 EstoniaFox Crime11 September 2010
 SerbiaFox Crime14 October 2010
 BulgariaFox Crime4 December 2010
 PolandTVP225 December 2012
 Germany13th Street16 October 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBC winter season brings 3 new shows". cbc.ca, November 25, 2009.
  2. ^ "Republic of Doyle: A rogue P.I. with Newfie smarts". Toronto Star, January 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "CBC renews 14 shows for coming season". CBC News. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Celebrating the Can-combo of Republic of Doyle and Murdoch Mysteries". National Post, November 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Wild, Diane (January 7, 2010). "Ratings: Republic of Doyle, 18 to Life, Dragons’ Den, Heartland". TV Eh?. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ Brioux, Bill (January 13, 2011). "Doyle & Dragons roar back on CBC". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ Brioux, Bill (January 18, 2012). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang beats Globes; new CBC season soars". The Brioux Report. Torstar. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Brioux, Bill (April 11, 2012). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang's Easter Miracle". The Brioux Report. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca/2013/01/murdoch-mysteries-lifts-cbcs-premiere.html
  10. ^ "Republic of Doyle DVD news: Announcement for Republic of Doyle – Season 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  11. ^ "Republic of Doyle DVD news: Announcement for Republic of Doyle – Season 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  12. ^ "Republic of Doyle DVD news: Announcement for Republic of Doyle - Season 3". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  13. ^ http://www.amazon.ca/Republic-Doyle-Complete-Fourth-Season/dp/B00EOMJ9SY/
  14. ^ "REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - SEASON 1 | Television Series | Drama | Comedy". Beyondhomeentertainment.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  15. ^ "REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - SEASON 2 | Television Series | Drama | Comedy". Beyondhomeentertainment.com.au. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  16. ^ "Republic of Doyle". TVSA. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  17. ^ "UKTV enters Republic of Doyle" (Press release). C21 Media. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  18. ^ "ABC2 Programming Airdate: Republic of Doyle (episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. 2010-11-20. 
  19. ^ Newsome, Brad (6 January 2012). "Republic of Doyle, Friday, January 6". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 

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