- New drama taps into the emotional minefield of a big city hospital -
- Starring SMALLVILLE's Erica Durance -
- From the acclaimed Gemini award-winning producers Ilana Frank and
David Wellington -
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TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that it has ordered to
series SAVING HOPE, a new, one-hour original drama starring Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE) and
Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS) from the acclaimed Gemini
award-winning producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington (THE ELEVENTH
HOUR, Of Murder and Memory, ROOKIE BLUE). CTV has ordered 12 one-hour episodes in addition to the
pilot shot this summer.
In SAVING HOPE, when charismatic Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Shanks) at Toronto's
Hope-Zion Hospital ends up in a coma, he leaves the hospital in chaos - and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Durance), in a state of
shock. Along with newly-arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran (Daniel
Gillies, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Alex races to save Harris' life. As the
action unfolds, comatose Dr. Harris wanders the halls of Hope-Zee in
"spirit" form, not sure if he's a ghost or a figment of his own
imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, press on to save his
life and those of their other patients, as they deal with the
complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily
struggle to keep hope alive.
"Tapping into the frenetic lives of medical professionals entrusted to
make life and death decisions every single day, SAVING HOPE is a sexy, heart-pumping hospital drama with captivating storylines,"
said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "We look forward
to working with the talented actors and creative team behind this
compelling new series."
**Media Note** Photography for SAVING HOPE is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
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