"Ties That Bind" (TV show) on UP is a hybrid police procedural and family drama series, starring Kelli Williams ("The Practice," "Army Wives") Jonathan Scarfe ("Hell on Wheels," "Perception") and Dion Johnstone ("The Tempest," "Defiance").

The series revolves around Allison McLean (Kelli Williams), a tough and experienced police detective in suburban Seattle. Like most working women, her hands are already full, balancing a demanding and dangerous job and a family — husband Matt (Jonathan Scarfe), and teenagers Jeff (Mitchell Kummen) and Rachel (Natasha Calis). But when she and her partner, Devin (Dion Johnstone), must arrest her brother, Tim (Luke Perry), for aggravated assault, her world drastically changes as Tim is convicted and sent to prison leaving his two teenagers, Cameron (Rhys Matthew Bond) and Mariah (Matreya Scarrwener), teetering on the brink of foster care. Having done the right thing as an officer of the law, Allison now feels compelled to do the right thing as a sister and aunt; she brings Tim's two very unhappy teens into her home. Squeezing four teenagers under one roof proves to be an additional test of Allison's strength and patience. It won't be easy for her husband, her children or Tim's kids either. In addition to investigating local crimes, the series will also focus on the joys and struggles of the teens as they adjust to their new home, their new high school, make new friends and experience love, romance, anger and jealousy.

The ensemble cast includes teen actors Rhys Matthew Bond ("The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story," "The Good Witch"), Natasha Calis ("The Possession," "The Firm"), Mitchell Kummen ("Horns," "The Tomorrow People") and Matreya Scarrwener ("Strange Empire," "Once Upon a Time"). Special guest stars include Jason Priestley ("Haven," "Beverly Hills 90210"), C. Thomas Howell ("The Outsiders," "Grimm"), Kirsten Prout ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "Kyle XY") and Luke Perry ("Welcome Home," "Beverly Hills 90210").

"Ties That Bind" is a Reel One Entertainment production in association with UP Entertainment. Starring Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe, Dion Johnstone, Rhys Matthew Bond, Natasha Calis, Mitchell Kummen and Matreya Scarrwener. Special guest stars Jason Priestley, C. Thomas Howell, Kirsten Prout and Luke Perry. Directed by Sean McNamara, Steven R. Monroe, Michael M. Scott and Monika Mitchell. Produced by Gilles Laplante. Executive produced by Sheryl J. Anderson, Tom Berry and Stan Spry. Created by Sheryl J. Anderson ("Charmed," "The Town that Came A-Courtin'"). Written by Sheryl J. Anderson, Dean Batali, Peter Hume, Katherine Collins, Jon Cooksey and Jennica Harper. Reel One is the worldwide distributor.


Network: UP
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 12, 2015
Seasons: 1

UP Ventures into Drama with 'Ties That Bind' — Premiering Wednesday, August 12, the network's first ever original scripted drama series stars Kelli Williams ("The Practice") Jonathan Scarfe ("Hell on Wheels") and Dion Johnstone ("Defiance"). Read more...

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