Ties That Bind (TV series)

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Ties That Bind
Genre Crime drama
Created bySheryl J. Anderson
Starring
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Running time42 minutes
DistributorReel One
Release
Original network Up TV
Original releaseAugust 12 (2015-08-12) 
October 14, 2015
External links
Website

Ties That Bind is a Canadian-American drama series that premiered on the UP network on August 12, 2015. [1] The first season consisted of 10 episodes. [2] It was cancelled after the first season. [3]

Contents

The series stars Kelli Williams as experienced police officer Allison McLean who balances life with her job, husband Matt (Jonathan Scarfe), and teenager children Jeff (Mitchell Kummen) and Rachel (Natasha Calis). Allison's life changes when her brother Tim (Luke Perry) is arrested and sent to prison. She takes in his teenage children—her niece and nephew Cameron (Rhys Matthew Bond) and Mariah (Matreya Scarrwener). Allison and her family must adjust to their new situation and band together.

Cast and characters

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot" Sean McNamara Sheryl J. AndersonAugust 12, 2015 (2015-08-12)0.449 [4]
Police detective Allison McLean takes in her nephew and niece, Mariah and Cameron, after their father is sentenced to prison for two years. Allison and her husband, Matt, try to make the best of the new situation, which also includes their own teenagers Jeff and Rachel. Cameron's anger against Allison gets the best of him, as he blames her for his father going to prison. Meanwhile, Allison and her partner, Devin, work on a case involving a pregnant teen and her boyfriend who have just robbed a pharmacy.
2"A Fresh Start"Monika MitchellSheryl J. AndersonAugust 19, 2015 (2015-08-19)0.200 [5]
Allison and partner Devin investigate the murder of a restaurant owner who hired ex-convicts, one of whom Allison has helped in the past. Meanwhile, Mariah and Cameron try to fit in at their new school with some unwanted help from Jeff and Rachel.
3"Ghosts" [6] Michael ScottSheryl J. Anderson & Peter HumeAugust 26, 2015 (2015-08-26)0.180 [7]
Allison comes face to face with the man who shot her; Matt suspects Cameron of theft.
4"It Doesn't Show" [8] Monkia MitchellSheryl J. Anderson & Jennica HarperSeptember 2, 2015 (2015-09-02)0.166 [9]
Allison and Matt discover a dark secret in their friends marriage; Mariah's poetry worries her teacher.
5"United Front" [10] Sean McNamaraSheryl J. Anderson & Dean BataliSeptember 9, 2015 (2015-09-09)0.133 [11]
The complicated relationship between two brothers clouds an investigation for Allison and Devin; when Matt takes Allison on a romantic date, Cameron and Mariah Break House Rules challenging Rachel and Jeff.
6"Controlled Substance" [12] Steven R. Monroe Sheryl J. Anderson & Katherine Collins September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)0.107 [13]
Allison and Devin investigate the breakdown of a star student at the high school; the kids deal with the social fallout of having Allison on campus.
7"The Whole Picture [14] "Steven R. MonroeSheryl J. Anderson & Peter HumeSeptember 23, 2015 (2015-09-23)0.140 [15]
Allison has an altercation with a famous woman's soccer player and is accused of brutality.
8"Paying For It"Michael ScottSheryl J. Anderson & John Cooksey September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30)0.073 [16]
one of Matt's employees gets caught up in a slavery ring and turns to Allison for help; Cameron and Mariah plan to visit Tim in jail for his birthday
9"Legacy"Steven R. MonroeSheryl J. Anderson & Katherine CollinsOctober 7, 2015 (2015-10-07)0.090 [17]
Allison and Devin investigate the death of a high - powered CEO, Jackie comes home from rehab.
10"Protect and Serve"Steven R. MonroeSheryl J. Anderson & Peter HumeOctober 14, 2015 (2015-10-14)0.135 [18]
Allison and Devin uncover the shocking truth at the heart of a turf war; Allison and Matt take the family to visit Tim in prison.

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