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Canadian broadcaster CTV has ordered a fourth season of the Erica Durance-starring medical drama Saving Hope.
The series from Ilana Frank‘s ICF Films and Entertainment One — briefly airing on NBC in 2012 before recently finding a new U.S. home on ION — has consistently enjoyed a solid run in Canada and elsewhere internationally. The medical drama is averaging 1.5 million viewers during its current third season on CTV.
That prompted the latest CTV order for another 18 episodes to start shooting in Toronto in summer 2015, bringing the series total to 67 episodes. ION grabbed the exclusive U.S. television network rights to the first two seasons of Saving Hope as well as the 18-episode third season.
Saving Hope is set at Hope Zion Hospital after its chief of surgery (Michael Shanks) falls into a coma, putting his fiancee and fellow surgeon in a state of shock. Daniel Gillies, Huse Madhavji, Julia Taylor Ross and Kristopher Turner also star.
The series is executive produced by Frank, David Wellington, John Morayniss and Lesley Harrison and was created by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner.
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