‘The Listener’ and ‘Saving Hope’ renewed for new seasons
Fans of the “The Listener” and “Saving Hope” rejoice: CTV has announced full-season orders of both original series.
The network ordered a 13-episode fourth season of “The Listener” and a 13-episode second season of “Saving Hope.”
The third season of “The Listener,” which centers around telepath Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik), is enjoying its best season yet with an average audience of 1.14 million viewers, up 14% over last season and up 28% over Season 1, according to CTV.
“Saving Hope,” a medical drama set in Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital starring Erica Durance (Alex Reid) and Michael Shanks (Charlie Harris), has become the #1 new series of the summer, with a season-to-date average of 1.6 million viewers.
“With new season orders of veteran hit ‘The Listener’ and the summer’s breakout hit ‘Saving Hope,’ both currently on air, we are committed to continuing to build on the strength of these fan favourite shows,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports, in a prepared release.
"We are thrilled to be coming back for a fourth season of ‘The Listener’ after our strongest season yet, and thank everyone at CTV for their commitment to the series," said Christina Jennings, Chairman and CEO, Shaftesbury, in the release. "The enduring success of ‘The Listener’ is a testament to the dedicated team of actors, writers, producers, directors and crew who bring this show to life, and we look forward to working closely with CTV to continue to grow our fan base across all platforms.”
"We're excited that Canadian audiences have responded to ‘Saving Hope’ with such enthusiasm," said executive producer Ilana Frank, Ilana C Frank Films (ICF Films), also in the release. "We're grateful for CTV's commitment and proud to have this opportunity to bring a second season to viewers."
New episodes of “The Listener” air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET and new episodes of “Saving Hope” air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET. Full episodes are also available online at CTV.ca.