Jo, Le Grand; Jean Renohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_(TV_series)
"Jo (previously known by the working title Le Grand) is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It is co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the Belgian Stromboli Pictures companies in association with broadcast partners TF1, RTBF, Sat.1, ORF and RTS.
The series, shot entirely in Paris, is centered on Jo Saint-Clair, a cop played by French star Jean Reno in his first lead TV role. Along with his team, Jo attempts to solve murders taking place around some of the French capital's most famous locations.
Jo premiered in Italy on Fox Crime on January 17, 2013 where it was a ratings success, garnering twice the number of viewers asBorgia, and has since been broadcast in several other European countries and across Latin America and souther Africa, with its debut in an English speaking country set for May 19 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Among the partner channels, it premiered inBelgium on La Une on April 18, 2013 and a week later in France on TF1. A second season was initially expected with the first having been a ratings success and Jean Reno having signed for two seasons from the get-go, however it was later announced in early June 2013 that TF1 had cancelled the show."
"The series, launched on TF1, averaged a disappointing 6.1 million viewers.
PARIS – After struggling with low ratings since its debut this spring, Jean Reno’s detective series Jo has been canceled after only one season.The series, launched April 25 on TF1 and heavily promoted at MIPTV that month, averaged a disappointing 6.1 million viewers, with 7.5 million for its premiere but only 5.3 million for its latest showing. That's still roughly 25 percent of French viewers, but not enough to make up for its lavish production costs, at nearly nearly $2.64 million (€2 million) per episode."
Guide des épisodesEp. 8 : Catacombes
Ep. 7 : Opéra
Ep. 6 : Le Marais
Ep. 5 : Place Vendôme
Ep. 4 : Pigalle
Ep. 3 : Invalides
Ep. 2 : Concorde
Ep. 1 : Notre-Dame
Cast & Crew (Source: http://www.foxinternationalchannels.com/shows/jo#)
Joachim “Jo” Saint-Clair is a Parisian police detective who knows both sides of the law. As a kid, he wit- nessed life on the streets, learned all the tricks: how to forge a check, pick a pocket, steal cars, make fake IDs or trail someone without being noticed. When he was 16, Jo’s mother was killed and found in a garbage dump, leaving the teen on the streets. But he was lucky to meet Commissaire Michel Saint-Roch, who became his mentor. Saint-Roch saw Jo’s potential and helped him channel his anger into more productive pursuits. Jo decided to join the police, and soon became a part of Saint-Roch’s BRI anti-gang squad.
Adele is the result of an affair between Jo and a prostitute. When she got pregnant he told her to get an abortion, when she refused, he left her. He’s been an occasional presence in Adele’s life. But when Adele was fourteen, her mother told her all about Jo’s insistence she get an abortion. From then on, Jo became persona non grata in Adele’s world. Years later, they meet again at her mother’s funeral.
Karyn knows Jo by reputation and is wary of him at first, wanting to protect Adele. Over time, she becomes Jo’s confidante, a counselor and spiritual guide. Jo also prizes her insights into the psychological aspects of crime and runs many cases by her. And he has a pretty big crush on her.
Marc Bayard is a good-looking college-educated cop whose by-the-book approach stands in marked contrast to Saint-Clair’s lone-wolf methods. He moved up the ranks quickly and at 27 landed in La Crim’, as Jo’s partner.
Dormont has been chief of La Crim’ for four years. It’s a position she fought for, having to endure the engrained sexism of the macho “old guard”. A natural leader, she is, if not liked, then deeply respected by her squad. She is intensely loyal to her people standing up for them whenever she has to.
Balcer won an Emmy in 1997 as Executive Producer of “Law & Order”. He also won a Peabody Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, four Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, two Silver Gavel Awards from the American Bar Association, a Career Award from the Reims International Television Festival, and a Career Angie Award from the International Mystery Writers Festival.
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