NBC picks up 'Saving Hope' 0
Michael Shanks in "Saving Hope."
CTV’s new ghostly hospital drama Saving Hope also will air in the United States on NBC this summer.
Principal photography for the series, which stars Canadians Michael Shanks and Erica Durance, will begin later this month in Toronto.
CTV announced last November that it had ordered 12 episodes of Saving Hope, to go along with the previously shot pilot, for a total of 13. The formal announcement that NBC will air the series, too, came on Thursday. Saving Hope is not a great title, existing as it does in the much-needed void between Saving Grace and Raising Hope. But obviously CTV and NBC are hoping Saving Hope stands out in other ways.
When the chief of surgery at Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital Charlie Harris (Shanks) falls into a coma, he leaves his fiancée and fellow surgeon Alex Reid (Durance) in a state of shock. As Alex tries to save Charlie’s life, a comatose Charlie explores the hospital halls in “spirit” form, not sure if he’s a ghost or a figment of his own imagination.