Aaron Douglas ("Battlestar Galactica") stars as Frank Leo, a veteran cop who can see that something is wrong within his department. When some of his fellow cops get thrown to the wolves by their superiors instead of getting the support they deserve, he leads a wildcat strike.
Before long, he's the head of the police union, battling corrupt cops and sleazy superiors.
Episodes are not altogether stand-alone; there's a narrative through-line that builds from hour to hour.
CBS airs the first two of 13 episodes back-to-back on Saturday; subsequent episodes are scheduled to air one at a time on Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Not that it's a bad thing to have a rather promising show on normally barren Saturday nights, but it is curious. And it signals that CBS didn't quite know what to make of this show, which it bought from CTV.
It's not your average CBS police procedural, with good guys solving the crime by the end of the hour. It's serialized and complicated, unlike the network's other Canadian import, "Flashpoint."
You get the feeling CBS is dumping "The Bridge" on Saturdays.
Too bad. Because it looks like one of the better original offerings on any of the broadcast networks this summer.
If you watch
What: "The Glades"
When: Sunday, 11 p.m.
What: "The Bridge"
When: Saturday, 7 and 8 p.m.
Channel: CBS/Ch. 2