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Papa Mars to Return to Small Screen in "Flashpoint"

Is Keith Mars returning to television... as a cop, no less?

CBS Paramount will team up with Canada's CTV to co-produce at least 13 episodes of police drama Flashpoint, which revolves around cops in a Strategic Response Unit (SRU) who deal with bomb threats, hostage situations, and gang warfare.

Series, which is expected to hit the airwaves sometime in May or June (once the current 2007-08 season has wrapped up), will use scripts from Canadian writers and air at the same time on CBS and CTV.

The series, created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, will star Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars' Keith Mars), Hugh Dillion (Degrassi: The Next Generation), and David Paetkau (LAX).

Hell, if they throw in adorable Canuck actresses Caroline Dhavernas or Jewel Staite, I might just have to check out this summer series.

In the meantime, the pilot for Flashpoint has already been shot by CTV and was shopped to CBS, who joined the project once they viewed the completed pilot episode. The network will have creative input on the series, which according to Variety, will have production values "as good as any American production."

Stay tuned.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); Biggest Loser (NBC; 8-10 pm); Reaper (CW); Just for Laughs/Just for Laughs (ABC); American Idol (FOX)

9 pm: The Unit (CBS); One Tree Hill (CW); According to Jim/Carpoolers (ABC); House (FOX)

10 pm: 48 Hours Mystery (CBS); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); Boston Legal (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Doctor Who on BBC America.

Missed Season Three of Brit import Doctor Who or itching for another go-around with the Doctor and new companion Martha Jones? You're in luck as BBC America begins the series' third season anew tonight with "The Runaway Bride" and "Smith & Jones."

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I *love* the Smith & Mrs. Jones ep and will have to tune in to rewatch it. I've missed Doctor Who!

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