CTV Increases Order for Second Season of Hit Canadian Drama SAVING HOPE to 18 Episodes

CTV Increases Order for Second Season of Hit Canadian Drama SAVING HOPE to 18 
- SAVING HOPE was the most-watched Canadian drama of the 2011-12 broadcast 
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TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV announced today it has upped the ante on 
its second season order for its hit Canadian drama series, SAVING HOPE, to 
even more episodes. The broadcaster has ordered an additional five hours from 
ICF Films/Entertainment One (eOne), bringing its second season commitment to 
18 episodes in total. The most-watched drama series on Canadian television 
this summer, SAVING HOPE reigns as the most-watched Canadian drama of the 
2011-12 broadcast year, with an impressive Season 1 average of 1.7 million 
viewers each week. 
"Coming off SAVING HOPE's incredible first season run, werecognized the 
opportunity to give fans more from the breakout series they've quickly come to 
love," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports." CTV is proud to 
make this increased investment in more Canadian programming and support the 
series through a commitment of additional episodes."
** Media Note ** Download photos from SAVING HOPE at BellMediaPR.ca 
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed 
original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent 
producers in the country. CTV series include the trailblazing, multi 
award-winning hit series FLASHPOINT and ratings success stories SAVING HOPE 
and THE LISTENER. One of three new scripted series ordered in 2012, CTV's 
newest drama, MOTIVE, is currently in production, while the heart-warming, 
television holiday feature THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE is set to premiere in 
December. As well, Bell Media has also ordered pilots for two, half-hour 
comedy series, SATISFACTION and SPUN OUT, with both set to begin production 
shortly. In total, Bell Media has ordered 23 new original Canadian series in 
2012, and put 31 scripted projects into development. 
Bell Media's Canadian specialty series include two-time Emmy®-nominated hit 
DEGRASSI, the critically acclaimed drama series THE L.A. COMPLEX, new game 
show comedy MATCH GAME, new documentary series ENGRAVED ON A NATION, pop 
culture series CELEBRITY STYLE STORY, and mythological/action series PRIMEVAL: 
NEW WORLD. Specialty series currently in production are ORPHAN BLACK and PANIC 
BUTTON, joining orders for JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS and BITTEN, all for 
In SAVING HOPE's climatic Season 1 finale, Alex (Erica Durance, SMALLVILLE) 
was left at the altar, as an out-of-coma fiancé Charlie (Michael Shanks, 
STARGATE ATLANTIS) comes to grips with his new reality. In full recovery mode, 
Charlie presses on and undertakes physiotherapy to learn how to walk again. 
But after an encounter with a deceased victim in spirit form, Charlie 
questions his relationship with Alex. Meanwhile, Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel 
Gillies, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) tells Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson, Away From 
Her) he was offered her job as Chief of Surgery. Will Dana fight for her 
position or choose to leave Hope Zion Hospital for good? 
SAVING HOPE also stars Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Julia Taylor-Ross (ROOKIE 
BLUE), Kristopher Turner (THE LISTENER), and Benjamin Ayres (DAN FOR MAYOR). 
Encore episodes of SAVING HOPE are currently airing on Saturdays at 9 p.m. 
ET/PT on CTV Two and Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Bravo. Viewers can 
also catch up on full episodes across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the 
CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on demand partners. 
SAVING HOPE is produced by Ilana C Frank Films (ICF Films) with eOne, in 
association with CTV. The series is executive produced by Ilana Frank and 
David Wellington for ICF Films, John Morayniss (HELL ON WHEELS, HAVEN) for 
eOne and Lesley Harrison. Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE) is Executive Producer 
and Showrunner. The series was created by Malcolm MacRury (CRASH AND BURN, 
REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and Morwyn Brebner. David Wellington directed the pilot. 
For Bell Media, Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production; 
Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production; Mike Cosentino is 
Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks; Phil King is President, CTV 
Programming and Sports. All distribution rights are handled by eOne. 
About Entertainment One 
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment 
company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of 
film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends 
around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, 
Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. 
Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company 
provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music 
production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current 
rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 
24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 
45,000 music tracks. http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com 
About CTV 
CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's 
most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's 
premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and 
digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest 
communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the 
network's website at CTV.ca. 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ctv 
Twitter: @SavingHopeTV
Michael Shanks: @MichaelShanks
Daniel Gillies: @danieljgillies
Kristopher Turner: @kristopherturn
Huse Madhavji: @HuseM
Julia Taylor-Ross: @juliataylorross 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavingHopeTV 
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/saving+hope 
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/CTVTelevision/saving-hope/ 
Source: BBM Canada, based on Summer 2012: 5/28/2012-9/16/2012. 
Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 
ormatthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca Jim Quan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5311 
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