Charlie Harris

Michael Shanks

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Charlie Harris

Just when Hope Zion Hospital’s leading Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Charlie Harris thought life was finally getting back to normal following his coma recovery and battle with the spirit world, his one true love, Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), is stabbed in the heart and forced into a coma. Can Charlie save Alex’s life, or will he be haunted by the last ghost he would ever want to encounter? Season 3 begins with Charlie forced on the sidelines as resident heart surgeon and his ex, Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden), takes the lead on Alex’s surgery. In the midst of that tense situation, Charlie learns that the man who stabbed Alex was not a lunatic off the street, but a patient under the care of Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), his rival for Alex’s affections. Already on shaky ground, how will this news affect Hope Zion Hospital’s two orthopaedic surgeons?

Michael Shanks

After a decade-long stint as fan favourite Dr. Daniel Jackson in the sci-fi series "Stargate SG-1,"  Shanks has starred on several hit series, TV movies, and films, including a recurring role on "Burn Notice." He appeared in a three-episode arc on the Emmy Award®-winning drama 24, and recurred on the hit series "Smallville" during its 10-season run as Carter Hall (a.k.a. Hawkman). Shanks played opposite Anne Archer in the made-for-TV movie "Judicial Indiscretion," and portrayed the hockey legend Gordie Howe in "Mr. Hockey: The Gorgie Howe Story," a role which earned him a 2014 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Television Movie.

In 2013, Shanks earned a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his work on "Saving Hope," which is now in its third season. This season he directs the fourth episode of "Saving Hope." Shanks made his directing debut in 2001, directing "Stargate SG-1."
His other television credits include guest-starring roles on "CSI: Miami," "Stargate: Atlantis," "Mr. Young," Endgame," and "Supernatural,"  to name a few. He also co-starred in the Emmy Award-winning William H. Macy telefilm "Door to Door" and the film adaptation of Jack London "Call of The Wild."


Season Premiere Part 1

Monday, September 22 at 9pm ET on CTV

Season Premiere Part 2 airs Thursday, September 25 at 9pm ET

Episode Guides

  • Broken Hearts, Episode 18: SEASON FINALE

    After Dawn diagnoses her with an irregular heartbeat, Alex is supposed to be resting up while Charlie struggles with the implications of his fight with Joel.


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Last Call

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    An inside look at the scandals and struggles the doctors of Hope Z when they change out of their scrubs and hit the pub for a pint.