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date (day) time network episode title
2/26/18 (Mo.)10:00 PMWGN(#101) TBA






SHOOT THE MESSENGER (WGN)
Premieres Monday, February 26
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/26/18 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from WGN America's press release, November 2017) WGN America announced today that its recently acquired, thrilling new series, "Shoot the Messenger," is slated to premiere on Monday February 26, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT. The network also released today a new teaser trailer for the eight-part event series starring Elyse Levesque ("Orphan Black"), Lyriq Bent ("She's Gotta Have It," "The Book of Negroes"), Lucas Bryant ("Haven") and Alex Kingston ("Doctor Who," "ER"). "'Shoot the Messenger' is a great fit for our powerful line-up of crime programming," said Gavin Harvey, President, WGN America. "It's a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that addresses topical issues and will resonate with not only our core viewers, but also a new audience of crime enthusiasts." Centering on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police, "Shoot the Messenger" follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. It's the kind of news story that will destroy lives, including those of her own family. With help from her editor Mary Foster (Alex Kingston), co-worker Simon Olenski (Lucas Bryant), and lead homicide detective Kevin Lutz (Lyriq Bent), Daisy uncovers a cover-up so scandalous it could bring down the government.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Kingston as Mary Foster
· Elyse Levesque as Daisy Channing
· Lucas Bryant as Simon Olenski
· Lyriq Bent as Kevin Lutz
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jennifer Holness as CRTR/EP
· Sudz Sutherland as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Victoria Woods as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBC Television
· Hungry Eyes Film & Television
· ITV Studios