ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its eighth season on 6/19/15; has yet to be renewed for a ninth season
DESCRIPTION: (from Ovation's press release, January 2015) Fans of Detective Murdoch's clever sleuthing skills, rejoice! Ovation TV, America's only arts network, is uncovering a whole new season of mysteries with the premiere of The Artful Detective on February 21 at 7:00 pm ET. Based on author Maureen Jennings's popular Detective Murdoch novels set in late 1890s Toronto, The Artful Detective explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques and inventions in his quest to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. Murdoch's colleagues include Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Coronation Street), Murdoch's skeptical yet reluctantly supportive boss; feisty pathologist Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly, The L.A. Complex); and the love of his life, pathologist-turned-psychiatrist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy, Durham County), a staunch ally who shares the detective's fascination with forensic science and innovative ideas. All are valuable allies who help Murdoch solve his varied cases and traverse the many stratums of Victorian-turned-Edwardian society.