– CraveTVTM first-look makes finale available one day earlier on Feb. 17 –
– Recently named a finalist for a Golden Screen Award, SAVING HOPE remains Canada's most-watched original drama in the key adult demos –
– Production on SAVING HOPE's fourth season is set to begin this summer in Toronto –
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TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - With only two episodes left, the countdown to the must-watch Season 3 finale of Canada's hit original drama SAVING HOPE (@SavingHopeTV) is on. Airing Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, the Season 3 finale sees Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), and Dr. Rian Larouche (Danso Gordon) face their Surgical Boards – and the biggest day in Alex's career is also about to become the biggest day of her life. With potentially life-altering changes in store for the doctors at Hope Zion Hospital, the finale will leave viewers on the edge of their seats as the season comes to a shocking and dramatic end.
Like other Season 3 episodes of SAVING HOPE, the heart-stopping finale will receive a first-look on CraveTV, available to fans one day before the broadcast premiere. Viewers can also enjoy the first two seasons on CraveTV and, following its broadcast premiere, watch the finale on demand at CTV.ca and on CTV GO.
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Recently named a finalist for a Golden Screen Award at this year's Canadian Screen Awards, SAVING HOPE is Canada's most-watched original drama in the key adult demos with a current season average of 1.4 million total viewers. When Season 3 premiered in fall 2014, it consistently won its Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET timeslot against GRACEPOINT (Global/FOX), and ranked as a Top 30 show among the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos. As previously announced, 18 new episodes of SAVING HOPE have been ordered from IFC Films and Entertainment One (eOne), with production set to begin on Season 4 this summer in Toronto – bringing the series total to 67 episodes.
In tomorrow's second-last episode of SAVING HOPE'sthird season entitled "Fearless" (Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), a pregnant Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) is asked on a 'consult' by the ladies at Hope Zion Hospital, and starts her day off with a great surprise. After an emergency lifesaving manoeuvre on a very chatty mother of two, Alex begins to wonder if it's time for her to make an important call. Meanwhile, Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) has something he needs to ask Alex, but before he can find a private moment, a minivan with several varsity hockey players comes rushing in – and it's up to Joel, Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji), and a very hightech piece of equipment to save them. Meanwhile, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) is visited by the spirit of a young man who dispels primal and philosophical advice – prompting Charlie to consider some big actions of his own.
The season culminates in the must-see finale "All the Pretty Horses" (Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO). A devastating accident requires the help of Hope Zion Hospital's doctors at an offsite army base, and Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) and Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) flip a coin to decide who will take the call. When Joel wins the toss, he and Dr. Zach Miller (Ben Ayres) depart for a heartpounding day as they attempt to save the life of a soldier in dire circumstances. Meanwhile, Charlie and Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden) work to save a victim of hypothermia, and it's do or die time for Hope Zion Hospital's surgeons-in-training when Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), and Dr. Rian Larouche (Danso Gordon) finally face the future and their Surgical Boards. But for Alex, the biggest day in her career is also about to become the biggest day of her life.
Viewers can also continue to follow the doctors of Hope Zion Hospital with the exclusive digital companion series SAVING HOPE: PSYCHIC HEALING available at CTV.ca/SavingHope, and on CTV.ca/Extend and CTV GO. Fans can also visit CTV.ca/SavingHope to enjoy supercuts, extended recaps, the must-see moments from each episode, a comprehensive episode guide, exclusive interviews, and much more.
SAVING HOPE stars 2013 Canadian Screen Award-nominee Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS), Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), 2013 Canadian Screen Award-winner Wendy Crewson (REVENGE), Michelle Nolden (NIKITA), Benjamin Ayres (BITTEN), Julia Taylor Ross (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Stacey Farber (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and also features guest stars Mac Fyfe (M.V.P.) and Danso Gordon (American History X).
SAVING HOPE is produced by ICF Films with eOne, in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Ilana Frank and David Wellington, John Morayniss (ROGUE, KLONDIKE) and Margaret O'Brien (BITTEN) for Entertainment One, and Lesley Harrison. Executive Producers and Showrunners are Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE) and Adam Pettle (KING). The series was created by Malcolm MacRury (CRASH AND BURN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and Morwyn Brebner. All distribution rights are handled by eOne.
For Bell Media, Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy is Production Executive, Drama, Independent Production; Tom Hastings 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, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Erica Durance: @ED_DURANCE
Michael Shanks: @MichaelShanks
Daniel Gillies: @danieljgillies
Huse Madhavji: @HuseM
Michelle Nolden: @noldenmichelle
Benjamin Ayres: @BenjaminAyres
Stacey Farber: @StaceyFarber
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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.
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada) Season 3: Sept. 22, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2014. Fall 2014: Sept. 22, 2014 – Dec. 14, 2014. Final data.
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