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End of Intelligence?

I’ve previously blogged about my fondness for the TV show Intelligence and after the great season finale in December, I now have a free block of time on Monday nights.

Apparently I was not the only one complaining about CBC’s lack of advertising and promotion of the show on its network especially prior to the season premiere. The creator of Intelligence, Chris Haddock also points to the lack of promotion as a part of the reason for relatively poor ratings for Intelligence and goes on to accuse CBC of trying to bury the show.

Indeed, it appears that the CBC is unwilling to commit to renewing the series for another season. Judging from message boards and posts, viewers of the show REALLY like it and are passionate about it but I guess if the ratings aren’t high enough, the CBC doesn’t care.

Is there any hope that the CBC will come to its senses and bring back Intelligence for a third season???

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January 16th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Entertainment, Media | 110 comments


  1. INTELLIGENCE lives up to its name. Best Canadian show ever. Better than the Sopranos. As good as The Wire. The folks at CBC are beginning to act like the American networks. Be warned! No one watches network TV anymore. The US streams what it wants to watch and without all those dumb commercials. Thank you Netflix!

    Comment by Jean Montanti | August 13, 2012

  2. Another yank down south wishing for season 3…great plots…great acting…great characters…not the same old junk you see on networks…also glad Netflix recommended it

    Comment by Ed | August 25, 2012

  3. WOW – just finished the series. It’s cancellation is nothing less than a crime 😉 Do wonder about that–too many uncomfortable moments for the government? Which one, maple leaf, stars & stripes, yellow stars, or all three?

    It was way too tight to have its cancellation look anything other than suspicious, whatever the reason.

    Comment by Sheila | August 29, 2012

  4. I absolutely love this show. Recvd a copy of the DVD from uncle who 1st saw it while he was in Israel. I really hope they come back in the air with season 3. Must know what happened with Jimmy? Hoping he had in that vest. : )

    Comment by Cook | February 23, 2014

  5. Why oh why do the networks always cancel anything decent and leave on the inane reality shows and shows about death and depravity? For the first time in my life I am considering giving up completely!!!

    Comment by Laurel | April 18, 2014

  6. I watched season 1 & 2 of A Canadian Drama Intelligence. Can’t believe there will not more episodes. That is a real Cliff Hanger killing Jimmy off. Would love to see more of this drama. The cast id splendid….

    Comment by Nan | May 21, 2015

  7. The brilliant Chris Haddock (Canadian) who created the Intelligence series is now working on live theatre, mixed media productions, plus working on American TV shows.

    Canada has a long history of missing the boat with its creative geniuses, so there is the brain drain to the USA. I think of comedians such as Jim Carey, John Candy, and Martin Short. – Nanaimo, B. C.

    Comment by Madeline A. Bruce | May 21, 2015

  8. For you fans of Intelligence the CBC has a new program called the Romeo Section and it has many of the same cast members and I believe many of the same production staff. Here is part of what it say’s about the program:

    From acclaimed showrunner Chris Haddock (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Intelligence), THE ROMEO SECTION is an hour-long serialized espionage drama set in Vancouver. It follows spymaster Professor Wolfgang McGee, an academic who secretly manages a roster of espionage assets.

    I’ve already become a devote fan. Hope you can tune in and see what our wonderful Canadian TV folks have come up with.
    If you want to watch on-line here is the link. http://www.cbc.ca/romeosection/

    Hope you enjoy this new program from our CBC! David G.

    Comment by David Gerrior | November 21, 2015

  9. Just finished watching season 1 &2 of Intelligence and found it riveting. I can not believe the CBC cancelled it so many years ago and some smart Network like HBO or Showtime or FOX didn’t pick it up right away! Bad decision! Especially gauging by all the comments here so many years after the shows demise. Hopefully it’s still not too late.

    Comment by Karen Kunkel | December 31, 2015

  10. Chris Haddock’s The Romeo Section – 10 episodes – has just finished airing on CBC television. This had an even faster pace than Intelligence. The Vancouver Chinatown theme added a new, exotic dimension. There was a larger, international theme of what is happening economically, especially in Vancouver, B. C. and how the illegal drug trade and the vast amounts of money involved in that get laundered into property and legitimate businesses in British Columbia, from Vancouver and suburbs and moving up the sunshine coast as far as Powell River and Lund, B. C. and how this is changing the very culture of Canada.

    Comment by Madeline A. Bruce | December 31, 2015

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