- SAVING HOPE heads into season finale as Canada's #1 new summer series
with average audience of 1.7 million viewers -
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TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Last night's monumental episode of SAVING HOPE concluded with Charlie (Michael Shanks) suddenly waking up from a
season-long coma and calling out for his fiancée Alex (Erica Durance).
Now, the couple must confront life-changing questions in the stunning
season finale, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, leaving viewers with an unexpected twist. The episode airs again
on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (visit CTV.ca to confirm local
Following its television broadcast, viewers can catch up on full
episodes of SAVING HOPE across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand
SAVING HOPE debuted in June following an extensive national promotional and
publicity campaign, resulting in widespread buzz and critical acclaim.
Since then, the prognosis has been glowing. Heading into next week's
season ender, SAVING HOPE continues to rank as Canada's #1 new summer series, #1 summer drama,
and Top 5 summer series overall, with a season-to-date average of 1.7
million viewers. Online, SAVING HOPE has seen more than two million video views, making it one of the most
viewed shows on CTV.ca this summer. In July, CTV announced a 13-episode second season order
for the hit drama from ICF Films/Entertainment One.
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"Congratulations to the cast and crew on SAVING HOPE on a terrific first season," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming
and Sports. "As the summer's breakout hit, we're committed to building
on the strength of the fan favourite that has kept viewers glued to
their televisions all season long."
In the season finale, entitled "Pink Clouds" (Sept. 13), Charlie, out of coma, goes into full recovery mode, undertaking
physiotherapy training to learn how to walk again. Charlie presses on
as questions surrounding his relationship with Alex surface. With the
same determination that once made her Chief Surgical Resident, Alex
takes charge of the situation - pressing onward. But while charting the
course of her own life, she is faced with the grim task of telling a
bride-to-be that she is going to die. Meanwhile, Joel (Daniel Gillies)
is also tasked with making difficult decisions when a young man is
brought in with a heroin overdose. While examining track marks on the
patient's arms, Joel and Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross) make a shocking
discovery: the patient has necrotizing fasciitis - flesh-eating
disease. They rush him into the O.R. where Joel prepares to amputate
above the infection, but the disease is advancing faster than he's ever
seen. Incision after incision, Joel chases the bacteria up the arm but
he can't find a clean margin. Under extreme pressure, Joel must
improvise if he is going to save this young man's life.
SAVING HOPE stars Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS),
Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Wendy Crewson (Away From Her), Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Julia Taylor-Ross (ROOKIE BLUE), and
Kristopher Turner (THE LISTENER).
SAVING HOPE is produced by Ilana C Frank Films (ICF Films) with
Entertainment One, in association with CTV and NBC. The series is
executive produced by Ilana Frank and David Wellington for ICF Films,
John Morayniss (THE FIRM, HAVEN) for Entertainment One and Lesley
Harrison. Executive Producers and Showrunners are Morwyn Brebner
(ROOKIE BLUE) and Aaron Martin (BEING ERICA). The series was created by
Malcolm MacRury (CRASH AND BURN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and Morwyn Brebner.
David Wellington directed the pilot. For Bell Media, Trish Williams is
Director, Drama, Independent Production; Corrie Coe is Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production; Mike Cosentino is Senior
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV
Programming and Sports.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Michael Shanks: @MichaelShanks
Daniel Gillies: @danieljgillies
Kristopher Turner: @kristopherturn
Huse Madhavji: @HuseM
Julia Taylor-Ross: @juliataylorross
CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of
quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV
is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell
Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in
television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX,
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information
about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.
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Source: BBM Canada, Summer 2012: May 28 - August 26, 2012. SAVING HOPE season average: June 7 - August 30, 2012.
For further information:
Matthew Almeida, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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