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Republic of Doyle 

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Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.
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Series cast summary:
Allan Hawco ...  Jake Doyle 78 episodes, 2010-2014
Krystin Pellerin ...  Leslie Bennett 78 episodes, 2010-2014
Mark O'Brien ...  Des Courtney 78 episodes, 2010-2014
Marthe Bernard Marthe Bernard ...  Tinny Doyle 78 episodes, 2010-2014
Sean McGinley ...  Malachy Doyle 77 episodes, 2010-2014
Lynda Boyd ...  Rose Miller 77 episodes, 2010-2014
Bob Cole Bob Cole ...  The Republic 77 episodes, 2010-2014
Steve O'Connell Steve O'Connell ...  Sergeant Daniel Hood / ... 49 episodes, 2010-2014
Sean Panting Sean Panting ...  Walter McLean 41 episodes, 2010-2014


Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.

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Trouble is his business and business is good.


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

6 January 2010 (Canada) See more »

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Cross over between actors on "Murdoch Mysteries" and "Republic of Doyle" include Georgina Really (married to Mark O'Brien - who plays Des), Krystin Pellerin, Michelle Nolden, Johnny Harris, Jonathan Goad, and - of course - Yannick Bisson and Allan Hawco. See more »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Republic of Doyle S1-6 (2019) See more »


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Written by Alan Doyle, Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, Hawksley Workman, Jeen O'Brien
Published by Hawksleytown Publishing, Skinner's Hill Music Ltd, Kilbride Music Ltd, and Lean Ground Music Ltd
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An absolute joy to watch!
1 August 2013 | by BlackJack_BSee all my reviews

I've never visited the province of Newfoundland and Labrador but I consider the entire population to be my friends. I've always been intrigued by the populace due to their unique accent/dialect, their music, their food such as fish and brewis and their booze. I've watched a lot of NTV and have learned a great deal about their province. These are hardy, tough and determined people living on a rock where Canada's worst weather occurs. They love to fight. The idea of an action comedy-drama show set there is a brilliant idea.

Allan Hawco, the star, co-creator, executive producer, head writer and showrunner of Republic Of Doyle, plays Jake Doyle, a PI in St John's, NFLD&L. Doyle is a fearless man who isn't afraid to die in the line of fire for justice. He is aided by his father Malachy (Sean McGinley) and his step-mother Rose (Lynda Boyd), who usually go online to dig up dirt on his targets. He also has Des Courtney (Mark O'Brien), a stammering youth who helps/hinders him. There's also Katrina Doyle (Marthe Bernard), a cute-as-a-button, Janet Wood-type who works for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Unlike Magnum P.I., RoD is more like typical T.V. as an entire season of story lines occur throughout its run. It's a deft mix of drama, comedy and action in the streets of the capital city. It's unique to see crime fighting take place in a smaller city like St. John's than in, say, New York, L.A. or Toronto.

If you're obsessed with Newfoundland like I am, this show is a must- watch. Even if you're not, it's much better than 85% of T.V. today and it's just only hitting its prime. It's a fun romp every time I watch. I also have to commend Mr. Hawco on his taste in women as he hires knockouts on his show. Only in RoD could some beautiful lady in a mini-dress be the mastermind behind a mad bomber.

Newfoundland and Labrador is taking over, people.

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