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  • Premiered: 
    January 8, 2013
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  • Network: CBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Tracey Forbes & Toronto Emergency Task Force officer Calum de Hartog 
  • Subject Matter: Police
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Plot Synopsis

This scripted police procedural follows the Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit, which investigates the city's most troubling and psychologically complex crimes involving mental health issues. The Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit was the initiative of forensic psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley, who helped design the new police unit and then left her position at St. Stephens Hospital -- also leaving behind her dysfunctional relationship with the hospital's Chief of Psychiatry, Dr. Sean McCray. Although she may have more than one secret of her own, patients trust her and witnesses open up to her. But she's been asked by Inspector Diane Caligra to work with Detective Aidan Black. Following two fatal shootings last year, Black has returned to duty. However, after suffering a very public break down in uniform, he is reassigned from his beloved Team Seven ETF squad, a SWAT team, to the Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit. There, he's dismayed to find his partner is not another cop, but a forensic psychiatrist. Black must work out how to trust his new partner, who doesn't even have a gun, while dealing with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a break-up from long-term girlfriend and colleague, Liz Liette. In each one-hour episode, Ridley and Black work together with the rest of the team -- Detective Poppy Wisnefski and Leo Becket -- to solve a case, including: the strange murder of a young boy found stabbed, with a light bulb sticking out of his chest; the connection between a manic patient's apocalyptic hallucinations and a violent murder; and many more murders and crimes revolving around mental-health issues. ReelzChannel aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10pm ET/7pm PT, showing back-to-back episodes.
ReelzChannel aired the U.S. premiere of Season 2 on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11pm ET/8pm PT. In the second season of CRACKED, Aidan is assigned a new unit psychiatrist, Dr. Clara Malone. Both Aidan and Clara are accustomed to operating outside the normal parameters of their respective professions and need to learn to trust each other in order to succeed in the face of overwhelming adversity.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by White Pine Pictures
  • In association with CBC