Carter is a Canadian television crime comedy drama series created by Garry Campbell, which premiered on May 15, 2018, on CTV Drama Channel (formerly Bravo). The series stars Jerry O'Connell as Harley Carter, the Canadian star of a hit American television detective series who returns to his hometown to rethink his life after having a public meltdown on the red carpet at an awards show, but finds that his old friends and neighbors can no longer separate him from his television persona and keep asking him to investigate real cases.The cast includes Sydney Tamiia Poitier as Carter's childhood friend and police officer Sam Shaw, Kristian Bruun as streetwise truck stop owner Dave Leigh, as well as Brenda Kamino. In Season 2, Lyriq Bent joined the cast as the interim police chief, Joyce Boyle, and Andy Berman took over as showrunner. Produced by Amaze Film and Entertainment, the series is shot in North Bay, Ontario, in 2017.The show was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television (for AXN in Spain, Latin America, Brazil, Japan, Central Europe and Russia) and Bell Media, and is distributed outside of Canada by Sony.
In January 2019, the series was renewed for a second season by WGN America in the United States. The second season premiered in Canada on October 25, 2019, and premiered on WGN America on January 20, 2020.