Coming Soon to CBC: Bertuzzi's Inquest
Above: Both Todd Bertuzzi and Marty McSorley will be performing their own stunts on the show
TORONTO (SP) — The producers of American legal dramas such as Law & Order and CSI have enjoyed incredible success regurgitating proven formulas into an endless series of spinoffs, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Miami, and coming this Fall, CSI: New York. CBC and the producers of Da Vinci's Inquest hope to continue this trend with their newest mid-season replacement, Bertuzzi's Inquest.
Shot entirely on location in Vancouver, the show will follow the exploits of an elite group of detectives who investigate hockey-related crimes, including assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and careless use of the stick. The show stars Sonya Smits and Eric Peterson as the lead investigators, Saul Rubinek as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the accused/defendants, Todd Bertuzzi and Marty McSorley, as themselves.
In related news, NBC has just announced the newest addition to its Fall schedule, Law & Order: Penalty Killing Unit.
Above: Veteran character actor Saul Rubinek will play NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman