Cold Squad

Cold Squad

  • 1998
  • 7 Seasons
  • 6.9  (472)

Cold Squad was a procedural crime drama that dealt with a unit within the Vancouver police department specializing in unsolved cases. A female investigator named Sgt. Ali McCormick led the team. Together with her diverse team of men and women, they investigated the old murders using forensics, questioning, and research to solve the case. The show also revolved around the characters' relationships with one another and as well as their personal lives outside of the job. Each episode had a self-contained plot that was usually resolved within a single episode. However, there are several two-part episodes taking place in almost every season. The personal lives of the characters, and arches for their development, continued throughout the season. In each of the first two seasons, the individual episodes were named for the victim of the cold case that the squad was attempting to solve. For the remaining seasons, the names of the episodes became more general, encompassing the entirety of the content for the episode. The cast of the show continuously changed with the lead female character of Ali McCormick, played by Julie Stewart, being the only constant to remain for the entire 7 seasons. Some of the characters remained for a few years before eventually being replaced. Between seasons 2 and 3 all of the characters, aside from Sgt. McCormick, were replaced. Several other changes also took place between seasons, including the credits, music and setting. Even McCormick's hair color changed, going from red to blonde. The series ended after 7 years. The show aired from 1998-2005 in Canada and eventually went into US syndication in 2006. Each of the seasons was made up of 13 episodes, approximately 42 minutes in length, fitting into an hour time slot. There was a total of 98 episodes in all. The first season was eventually released on DVD.

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And the Fury (2)
13. And the Fury (2)
June 4, 2005
Harper worries time is running out as he embarks on a search for his missing daughter. Ray's dark side comes to the forefront, and Ali makes a life-changing decision.
The Filth (1)
12. The Filth (1)
May 28, 2005
Harper believes his daughter is in the hands of a dangerous pedophile when she goes missing. Ray gets drawn into an old case when a beaten wife claims her husband killed someone.
C'mon I Tip Waitresses
11. C'mon I Tip Waitresses
April 2, 2005
The Cold Squad team investigates when a taxi driver is unnerved by a passenger's misogynistic views on women. Ali's relationship with Paul is threatened when she hears of his misspent youth.
Borders
10. Borders
February 19, 2005
Harper goes undercover to catch marijuana traffickers and soon realizes that minor dealers have been dying mysteriously. However, his investigations are hampered by a love interest.
Learning Curve
9. Learning Curve
January 15, 2005
When a twelve-year-old girl disappears from her bedroom, Ali and Ray infiltrate the world of pedophiles in a desperate attempt to find her.
Mr. Bad Example
8. Mr. Bad Example
January 8, 2005
Len throws himself into his work in the aftermath of his separation, and relentlessly pursues a serial killer as Wanda seeks sole custody of their two daughters.
Girlfriend in a Closet
7. Girlfriend in a Closet
December 11, 2004
The case of a missing woman is reopened when the man believed to have murdered her is shot at. Harper's world falls apart when his wife refuses to let him see Eva and Kassia.
Righteous
6. Righteous
December 4, 2004
Ali is confronted with the suggestion that Bryn Fulford, a man she and her former partner Desoto put away for murder more than a decade ago, is innocent of the crimes.
Deadbeat
5. Deadbeat
October 16, 2004
The beating to death of a destitute man finally gives Sam her own case. Her investigations lead the Cold Squad to a company that makes films of homeless people fighting.
Cock of the Walk
4. Cock of the Walk
October 9, 2004
Andy enters the world of male prostitution as he investigates the death of a man who turns out to be the son of his friend Preston. Meanwhile, Ali's colleagues set her up on a date.
Teen Angel
3. Teen Angel
September 18, 2004
A young woman in line to win a nationally televised singing contest dies under mysterious circumstances. However, her worst enemies appear to be closer to home than she thought.
Voices Over Water
2. Voices Over Water
September 11, 2004
The Cold Squad team reopens a 30-year-old case when a counselor offers evidence that three children who died in a boating accident at camp were actually murdered.
No Life Like It
1. No Life Like It
September 4, 2004
Ali McCormick returns to the Cold Squad when the sister of a murder victim is found dead behind Baubles strip club.
Description

Cold Squad was a procedural crime drama that dealt with a unit within the Vancouver police department specializing in unsolved cases. A female investigator named Sgt. Ali McCormick led the team. Together with her diverse team of men and women, they investigated the old murders using forensics, questioning, and research to solve the case. The show also revolved around the characters' relationships with one another and as well as their personal lives outside of the job. Each episode had a self-contained plot that was usually resolved within a single episode. However, there are several two-part episodes taking place in almost every season. The personal lives of the characters, and arches for their development, continued throughout the season.

In each of the first two seasons, the individual episodes were named for the victim of the cold case that the squad was attempting to solve. For the remaining seasons, the names of the episodes became more general, encompassing the entirety of the content for the episode.

The cast of the show continuously changed with the lead female character of Ali McCormick, played by Julie Stewart, being the only constant to remain for the entire 7 seasons. Some of the characters remained for a few years before eventually being replaced. Between seasons 2 and 3 all of the characters, aside from Sgt. McCormick, were replaced. Several other changes also took place between seasons, including the credits, music and setting. Even McCormick's hair color changed, going from red to blonde.

The series ended after 7 years. The show aired from 1998-2005 in Canada and eventually went into US syndication in 2006. Each of the seasons was made up of 13 episodes, approximately 42 minutes in length, fitting into an hour time slot. There was a total of 98 episodes in all. The first season was eventually released on DVD.Cold Squad is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (99 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 1998.

Cold Squad is available for streaming on the CTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cold Squad on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (472)