The Listener

The Listener TV showNetwork: NBC , CTV
Episodes: 65 (hour)
Seasons: Five

TV show dates: March 1, 2009 — August 18, 2014 (CTV dates)
Series status: Cancelled by NBC after one season, Ended by CTV in Canada after five seasons

Performers include: Craig Olejnik, Lisa Marcos, Ennis Esmer, Mylene Robic, Arnold Pinnock, Anthony Lemke, Lara Jean Chorostecki, John Fleming, and Colm Feore.

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TV show description:
Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) is a young paramedic who has a secret. He’s also a telepath who’s managed to keep his extraordinary ability hidden. He explores its possibilities only with his long-time mentor and confidant, Dr. Ray Mercer (Colm Feore).

Responding to calls with his paramedic partner, energetic Osman “Oz” Bey (Ennis Esmer), Toby uses his ability to help people in crisis. In the process, he also tries to unravel the truth about his own enigmatic past.

While his professional life is in check, Toby’s personal life could use some rescuing of its own. With the help of Detective Charlie Marks (Lisa Marcos) and his ex-girlfriend, E.R. doctor Olivia Fawcett (Mylène Dinh-Robic), Toby realizes his gift can help others in more ways than he imagined.

Series Finale:     
Episode #65 — In Our Midst
Secrets from Toby’s (Craig Olejnik) past are finally brought to light. Also Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith), Toby, and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) find themselves in the extremely uncomfortable position of investigating their own boss. On clandestine orders from Judge Samuel Griffin (Bruce Gray) and Deputy Commissioner Earl Bamford (Brian Paul) of the IIB, the team must look into Becker’s (Anthony Lemke) dealings with Curtis Maynard (Noam Jenkins), a disgraced former cop with connections to drug dealing.
First aired: August 18, 2014.


What do you think? Do you like The Listener TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?

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  1. Sheila & Scott LePage says

    Mr husband & I LOVE THE LISTENER!!! We just found it this year and think it should NOT be canceled!!! Damn why do they cancel SO MANY OF THE GREAT SHOWS????? Please don’t cancel this show too!!!
    Scott & Sheila LePage

  2. Caron Midgett says

    I am so disappointed that The Listener has been cancelled. I accidentally found the show on YouTube and couldn’t stop watching. I love the interaction between the characters, especially Toby and Oz. There are too many unanswered questions, like will Toby ever find his mom?, will Oz find the one?, will Tia and Toby get married?, what happens between Dev and the girl in the forensic lab? There needs to be a season 6!

  3. Regina Hayes says

    I have only recently (past couple of months) found this program on the Ion Channel. This is a wonderful show and I would like to see more. I wish I had known about this program years back. Is there anyway to bring it back to television after the 2014 season Finale?

  4. Corneel says

    I really hope that they will bring back The Listener … I started watching from season 3 and really like this show … Renew it please

    • Carol B. says

      It isn’t likely coming back. We can hope for a miniseries, but that is a stretch even. ION TV is showing it in the US at the rather inconvenient hour of 11 PM on Saturday, and they do have rights to all 5 seasons. I have yet to find region 1 DVD releases for all 5 seasons. From what I read it did well in Canada and overseas. In first run in the US NBC gave up on it the 1st season, so we are lucky to have 5 seasons.

  5. PAM PAGAN says

    I have only recently started watching the reruns and I love the show. I wish they would bring it back.

  6. Jim says

    The Listener challenges the viewer in ways other crime dramas cannot. It’s truly a shame the show has been cancelled after five seasons; it should be renewed

  7. Carol B. says

    I too discovered this show after ION / CTV took it out of production. It is a great show with a strong cast. Craig Olejnik does a wonderful job in the title role. Can we at least hope for a miniseries if not a resurrection? We really don’t need more reality shows.

  8. Rhonda says

    I love watching The Listener! I love Toby and Oz! I hate that they
    killed Charlie’s character! I really liked Lisa! Hope to see her in
    another show again soon. She is such a beautiful lady. I hope
    The Listener stays on a few more seasons! I was also sorry when
    the Dr died from that virus! Why are all these shows killing off
    their stars? It stinks! I get it when the actor is wanting to
    leave the show but to do it just for the story line, that sucks!

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