CTV announced today it has upped the ante on its second season order for its hit Canadian drama series, "Saving Hope," to even more episodes. The broadcaster has ordered an additional five hours, bringing its second season commitment to 18 episodes in total.
The most-watched drama series on Canadian television this summer, "Saving Hope" reigns as the most-watched Canadian drama of the 2011-12 broadcast year, with an impressive Season 1 average of 1.7 million viewers each week.
“Coming off 'Saving Hope's' incredible first season run, we recognized the opportunity to give fans more from the breakout series they've quickly come to love," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports." CTV is proud to make this increased investment in more Canadian programming and support the series through a commitment of additional episodes."
In "Saving Hope's" climatic Season 1 finale, Alex (Erica Durance) was left at the altar, as an out-of-coma fiancé Charlie (Michael Shanks) comes to grips with his new reality.
In full recovery mode, Charlie presses on and undertakes physiotherapy to learn how to walk again. But after an encounter with a deceased victim in spirit form, Charlie questions his relationship with Alex. Meanwhile, Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) tells Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) he was offered her job as Chief of Surgery.
Will Dana fight for her position or choose to leave Hope Zion Hospital for good?
"Saving Hope" also stars Huse Madhavji, Julia Taylor-Ross, Kristopher Turner, and Benjamin Ayres.
Encore episodes of "Saving Hope" are currently airing on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Bravo. Viewers can also catch up on full episodes across CTV’s digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on demand partners.