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TV Weekend: Centre of the Action

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Blame Canada. / Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS

Besides Generation Kill, this weekend sees tonight’s debut of Flashpoint, a CBS crime drama—about a police special task force—notable mostly for the fact that it’s a rare Canadian import on U.S. TV,* having been ordered partly as insurance against the possibility that the writers’ strike would last until the end of time. I found the pilot eminently bland and skippable, but as they say, your kilometrage may vary.

* Update: Make that U.S. broadcast TV. Degrassi’s been on the air for a long time, of course, and HGTV et al. repurpose so much north-of-the-border TV I think they may run out of homes in Canada to renovate.