Private Eyes Returns 29 May 2019

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Cindy Sampson and Jason Priestley as Angie Everett and Matt Shade, respectively, in the Tim Kilby / Shelley Eriksen co-created dramedy Private Eyes. Image Credit: IMDb.com
Cindy Sampson and Jason Priestley as Angie Everett and Matt Shade, respectively, in the Tim Kilby / Shelley Eriksen co-created dramedy Private Eyes. Image Credit: IMDb.com



Private Eyes returns to Canadian television screens Wednesday, 29 May 2019 with the season three premiere, “Catch Me If You Can.” Co-created by Tim Kilby and Shelley Eriksen, Private Eyes  is a Canadian dramedy. Interestingly the does not appear any rhyme nor reason to the number of episodes per season. While there were ten episodes in the first season, the second season consists of 18-episodes and the coming third season will run 12-episodes. The only consistency in the number of episodes is each season features an even number. Is anyone else wondering what goes through a television executive’s mind when making these desicions? It’s perplexing to say the least.

Private Eyes Promotional Poster. Image Credit: IMDb.com
Private Eyes Promotional Poster. Image Credit: IMDb.com

Season Two Finale Recap

In the closing moments of the second season finale, the Shawn Piller-directed “Shadow of a Doubt,” Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) is in a bit of a pickle because she is under a rest for apparently committing espionage. The private investigators, both Angie and Matt Shade (Jason Priestley), were played like cheap violins and they subsequently fell into the trap.

Second Season Explained in Under Two Minutes

Global Market

Inclusive of these United States, the British Isles, France, Italy, Spain and Australia, Private Eyes has found a global following. In fact, globally speaking, the series in televised in no fewer than 110 territories. Because of Private Eyes global appeal, the people responsible for renewing the series should not limit the scope of their opinion to the domestic market.

The entertainment industry is a global phenomenon. Consequently, foreign networks are every bit as important as the one which televises productions domestically. Unfortunately, not all television executives hold this opinion. They do not see the value in making shows for other markets.

Is there a Trailer for the Third Season?

Cast Members

Further to Sampson and Priestley, recurring cast members returning for the series third season include Ennis Esmer, Barry Flatman and Ruth Goodwin as Detective Kurtis Mazhari, Don Shade and Shona Clement, respectively.

While it does not like Jordyn Negri, Samantha Wan and Nicole de Boer will be reprising their respective roles as Jules Shade, Zoe Chow and Becca D’Orsay for the third season, IMDb pages have serious shortcomings. Timely page updates is not something IMDb does. As a result, not all characters which appear in a given episode appear in the cast list. It’s frustrating.

Ennis Esmer and Samantha Wan as Detective Kurtis Mazhari and Zoe Chow, respectively, in the Tim Kilby / Shelley Eriksen co-created dramedy Private Eyes. Image Credit: IMDb.com
Ennis Esmer and Samantha Wan as Detective Kurtis Mazhari and Zoe Chow, respectively, in the Tim Kilby / Shelley Eriksen co-created dramedy Private Eyes. Image Credit: IMDb.com

While Angie and Matt are the only two main characters in the series, my personal interest in the Canadian production resides with Esmer. Everything Esmer does is cute and adorable.

Ennis Esmer. Image Credit: IMDb.com
Ennis Esmer. Image Credit: IMDb.com

Final Thoughts

Esmer, currently playing Rich Dotcom / Gord Enver on the created NBC action crime drama Blindspot, is also known for his work on shows such as The Listener (2009-14), Dark Matter (2015-17), Red Oaks (2014-17), Schitt’s Creek (2019) and You Me Her (2016-19).

In addition to the third season premiere, it looks like Esmer will appear in at least three other episodes. Even though I would like to see Esmer in all Private Eyes episodes, I know that is not possilbe. He is currently working on a lot of shows. It is suprising if Esmer has time for a personal life and or take a breathe inbetween shoots. Being in demand is nice.