Saving Hope has been renewed for a second season while The Listener has been re-upped for season four. Both will return in Canada for 13 new episodes but it’s unclear if US audiences will get to see them.
Saving Hope is currently airing on NBC and has been performing dismally. It seems very likely to be cancelled by the peacock network so it’s not known if or when American audiences will be able to see the second season episodes. For now, NBC has only scheduled eight episodes of the 13 episode first season. The last of these airs tomorrow night. (See below for an update.)
The first season of The Listener ran on NBC a couple summers ago but was cancelled before all of the episodes had aired due to low ratings. CTV has kept it going in Canada and ION — the cable channel which has been airing another Canadian series, Flashpoint — recently acquired the broadcast rights for the first three seasons. It remains to be seen if they’ll be taking on the fourth season as well.
Here’s the press release from CTV about the renewals:
CTV Orders New Seasons of Hit Canadian Dramas “THE LISTENER” and “SAVING HOPE”
- “THE LISTENER” grows audience year-to-year since debut -
- Freshman series “SAVING HOPE” is Canada’s #1 drama and #1 new series of the summer
Toronto, ON (July 25, 2012) – CTV announced today full-season orders of its hit original dramas THE LISTENER and SAVING HOPE as both series break mid-season for London 2012 this week. The network ordered a 13-episode fourth season of international hit THE LISTENER from Shaftesbury, and a 13-episode second season of this summer’s #1 drama SAVING HOPE from ICF Films/Entertainment One. Both CTV original series have been attracting impressive audiences this summer. The third season of fan favourite THE LISTENER is delivering its best performance yet with an average audience of 1.14 million viewers, up 14% over last season and up 28% over Season 1. Meanwhile, SAVING HOPE reigns as Canada’s #1 new series this summer with a season-to-date average of 1.6 million viewers.