THE LISTENER To Now Premiere on June 3 & 4 on SPACE and CTV



    
    THE LISTENER To Now Premiere on June 3 & 4 With Two-Night, Two-Episode
                         Debut Event on SPACE and CTV

     - THE LISTENER airs back-to-back with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE -

       "Based on early episodes, THE LISTENER fires on all cylinders."
                      - Andrew Ryan, The Globe and Mail
    

    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - It was announced today that the
highly-anticipated new SPACE/CTV Original Series THE LISTENER will now receive
a special two-night, two-episode premiere, with both broadcasts strategically
scheduled to follow summer's biggest series, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, on
CTV. THE LISTENER now premieres Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SPACE and
at 10 p.m. ET on CTV, immediately following a two-hour SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
DANCE. Episode 2 now premieres in its regular timeslot, Thursday, June 4 at 7
p.m. ET/PT on SPACE and at 10 p.m. ET on CTV, also immediately following SO
YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Visit spacecast.com and CTV.ca to confirm local
listings.

    THE LISTENER is CTV Inc.'s latest original Canadian dramatic series to
air on a major U.S. network in primetime. Following the SPACE/CTV/NBC North
American premiere, encore episodes of THE LISTENER air Saturdays at 8 p.m.
ET/PT on SPACE, on demand on spacecast.com and the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca,
and on the go from popular online download stores.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download all-new photos from THE LISTENER at
ctvmedia.ca.

    A SPACE/CTV Original Production produced by Shaftesbury Films in
association with NBC and FOX International Channels, THE LISTENER chronicles
the experiences of Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, The Timekeeper, In God's
Country), as he learns to master his telepathic gift to help people in
desperate need while unravelling the truth about his own mysterious past. THE
LISTENER also stars Ennis Esmer (BILLABLE HOURS, Young People F(*)(*)king) as
Osman "Oz" Bey; Lisa Marcos (FLASHPOINT, KEVIN HILL) as Charlie Marks; Mylène
Dinh-Robic, (STARGATE ATLANTIS, DA VINCI'S INQUEST) as Olivia Fawcett; and
Colm Feore (24, Changeling) as Dr. Ray Mercer.

    In the Canadian preview "I'm An Adult Now" (Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
ET/PT on SPACE and 10 p.m. ET on CTV), Toby (Olejnik) rescues a young woman
from a fiery car crash, but is then troubled by visions of her missing son.

    In "Emotional Rescue" (Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SPACE and 10
p.m. ET/PT on CTV/NBC), Toby receives telepathic visions of an explosion, and
is then able to save his former foster brother from an apartment fire. But
with a reputation as a tweaker and cooker of crystal meth, the victim becomes
the suspect.

    THE LISTENER Online Experience at listener.ctv.ca allows visitors to
experience the world as Toby does and "hear" people's thoughts, see their
inner-visions, and read their minds. Set in a 360 degree panoramic recreation
of Toronto's Dundas Square, the site is refreshed weekly with interactive
features, online exclusive video, and previews of upcoming episodes. THE
LISTENER Online Experience was created by Shaftesbury's Digital Division
Smokebomb Entertainment in conjunction with SPACE and CTV.

    THE LISTENER also airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SPACE.

    Created by Michael Amo (BLESSED STRANGER: AFTER FLIGHT 111), THE LISTENER
was originally ordered to series by CTV and SPACE in December, 2007, and was
picked up by NBC in February, 2008. Produced by Shaftesbury Films in
association with SPACE, CTV, Fox International Channels, and NBC, the series
is funded by the CHUM Trendsetters and Risktakers fund. THE LISTENER was
developed by SPACE and CTV with Shaftesbury Films beginning in 2006 with a
pilot produced in 2007. Executive Producers include International Emmy
award-winner Christina Jennings (MURDOCH MYSTERIES) and Scott Garvie for
Shaftesbury Films, Michael Amo, Tom Chehak (REGENESIS) and Clement Virgo (POOR
BOY'S GAME). Fraser Robinson is Director of Content for SPACE. Brett Burlock
is Director, Program Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President,
Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. Shine-Reveille is the international
distributor.

    About SPACE

    SPACE's ongoing support of Canadian Independent productions has been a
major contributor to the success of series such as RABBIT FALL, CHARLIE JADE,
GRAND STAR, TRIPPING THE RIFT, and the upcoming SPACE/CTV Original series THE
LISTENER. Documentaries include FAMOUS MONSTERS, GIRLY GHOSTHUNTERS, PRETTY
BLOODY, and SHADOW HUNTER. SPACE is Canada's national science fiction,
speculation and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the boutique station for all
those who dare to challenge their imagination (www.spacecast.com). SPACE is
owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier
multi-media company.

    About CTV

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North
American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production
facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at
www.ctv.ca.

    About Shaftesbury Films

    Founded in 1987, Shaftesbury Films has established a reputation as one of
Canada's leading producers of high quality film and television programming.
Recent productions include, the drama series Murdoch Mysteries for Citytv and
UKTV Alibi; the drama series ReGenesis for The Movie Network, Movie Central
and Showcase; the record breaking TV movies In God's Country and Eight Days to
Live, starring Kelly Rowan for CTV; the Emmy-nominated TV movie, The Robber
Bride starring Mary-Louise Parker for CBC; and the highly successful kids
series Life with Derek, currently airing on Family Channel and Disney Channel,
and in over 120 countries worldwide. Most recently, Shaftesbury has
established a Digital Media division, Smokebomb Entertainment. Visit the
Shaftesbury website at www.shaftesbury.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or
amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca


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