“The Listener” and “Saving Hope” both renewed

CTV orders full seasons of each series.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Thirteen episodes of both "The Listener" and "Saving Hope" have been ordered by CTV. The two highly successful shows are on a brief hiatus during the 2012 London Games.

According to an official press release, the announcement comes following CTV’s order of the new original drama series "Motive" (which is a working title), as well as the pilot orders for new original comedies "Satisfaction" as well as "Spun Out."

It will be the fourth season for the drama "The Listener," which follows telepath Toby Logan (played by Craig Olejnik). The show is having its best season to date with an average audience of 1.14 million viewers, up 14% over last season and up 28% over Season 1, reported CTV. Meanwhile, "Saving Hope," a drama that follows interns at a busy Toronto hospital, will enjoy a second season after becoming the hit show of the summer.

“With new season orders of veteran hit ‘The Listener’ and the summer’s breakout hit ‘Saving Hope,’ both currently on air, we are committed to continuing to build on the strength of these fan favourite shows,” said Phil King, President of CTV Programming and Sports, in a prepared release.

"We are thrilled to be coming back for a fourth season of ‘The Listener’ after our strongest season yet, and thank everyone at CTV for their commitment to the series," said Christina Jennings, Chairman and CEO at Shaftesbury, in the same release. "The enduring success of ‘The Listener’ is a testament to the dedicated team of actors, writers, producers, directors and crew who bring this show to life, and we look forward to working closely with CTV to continue to grow our fan base across all platforms.”

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