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PLAYED follows the Covert Investigations Unit (C.I.U.), a new elite, undercover police unit created to infiltrate criminal worlds. These cops perform high-wire acts, nerve-wracking confidence games, or “plays.” In covert sting operations, they buy drugs, pose as lawyers, flirt with killers, befriend gangbangers, and arrange gun shipments – all to collect evidence, coax confessions, and make arrests.

The C.I.U. cops are full of charm and humour. They think quickly and talk smoothly, relying on their instincts and charisma to inspire trust. But undercover “plays” are unpredictable and they can turn on a dime so the cops must be ready for anything, at any moment. If they aren’t convincing – if they aren’t real – it only takes one missed cue and their lives could be over in an instant.

The cops work fast to plunge into the deep end of high-stakes scenarios with short, intense timeframes. And after posing as high-rolling millionaires, cocaine dealers, stockbrokers, and hit men, they return home and try to prevent the job from corroding their own lives.

The bonds between these cops are close and the conflicts are intense. Agents in the field are dependent on their colleagues to ensure their safety and security, to have their backs, to have eyes and ears on them constantly, to always be aware of the heightened danger, and be prepared for action. The work and the relationships are unique – only another undercover cop can understand the life. The longer they do it, the harder it is to stay connected to anyone else.

The team is everything.

PLAYED premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV

Thursdays at 10 p.m. on CTV beginning Oct. 3

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# Title Description Assets Available
101 “Drugs”
Airs: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   After assaulting a Drug Squad officer, undercover detective John Moreland (Vincent Walsh) faces suspension. He gets a second... See More
102 "Girls"
Airs: Thursday, Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   When a 15-year-old escort disappears at a sleek downtown hotel, the C.I.U. goes undercover to infiltrate an underage... See More
103 "Money"
Airs: Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   Daniel (Dwain Murphy) infiltrates a group of deadly bank robbers. One of the gang members, Beth (Brittany Allen, DEFIANCE),... See More
104 "Lawyers"
Airs: Thursday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   A high-end litigator at a downtown law office goes missing, and his colleague Anna Quinn (Christine Horne) believes the... See More
105 "Guns"
Airs: Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   An explosive gangland hit sends rookie officer Jesse Calvert (Adam Butcher) back to his roots in order to find the supplier... See More
106 "Fights"
Airs: Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   Rebecca’s (Chandra West) ex-colleague Marcus Jakes (Aaron Abrams) is embedded with Ali Raman’s (Carlos Gonzales) gang of... See More
107 "Cars"
Airs: Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV   Maria (Lisa Marcos) shows nerves of steel edging her way into an auto-theft ring that specializes in brutality and luxury... See More
108 "Poison
Airs Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. on CTV The C.I.U. believes a bad batch of drugs is killing young hipsters at an illegal after-hours club. Trying to ignore their attraction to... See More
109 "Cops"
Airs Thursday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. on CTV No assignment is tougher than investigating fellow officers. Daniel’s (Dwain Murphy) former Guns and Gangs unit, SMASH, is suspected of... See More
110 Secrets
    Airs Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. on CTV Rebecca (Chandra West) finally has the informant she’s been waiting for in Angie Sarich (Camille Sullivan), the accountant... See More
111 Untouchables
Airs Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. on CTV   Diplomatic immunity prevents the homicide police from investigating a murder which occurs at an Eastern European consulate. The... See More
112 Hitmen
Airs Thursday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. on CTV   PLAYED’s finale night kicks off following Devil’s Guard, a notorious biker gang that is behind the murders of innocent people. The... See More
113 Revenge
Airs Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. on CTV In the gripping season finale of CTV original series PLAYED, all bets are off when Moreland’s worst nightmare comes true. Eight years ago,... See More