CTV Orders Fifth Season of Hit Original Series THE LISTENER

- Production on 13 new episodes from Shaftesbury to commence in early 2014 -
- Season 4 ranked among the Top 15 most-watched programs in Canada - 
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CANNES,France, Oct. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV announced today a 13-episode fifth 
season order for its hit original drama series THE LISTENER, bringing the 
series total to 65 episodes. Produced for CTV by Shaftesbury in association 
with Fox International Channels, and distributed by Shine International, the 
one-hour drama stars Craig Olejnik as mind-reading crime-solver Toby Logan. 
The announcement was made at MIPCOM, the world's annual entertainment content 
market in France, with cast members Craig Olejnik and Lauren Lee Smith in 
attendance. 
During its fourth season on CTV, THE LISTENER continued to drive million-plus 
audiences, including a series-high 1.4 million viewers, and ranked among the 
Top 15 most-watched programs in Canada this past summer. Season 4 also saw 
A25-54 growth in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary over Season 3. 
"Millions of Canadians spoke throughout the Season 4 broadcast this summer on 
CTV, and we've listened" said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and 
Sports. "THE LISTENER resonates with viewers across the country and we're very 
happy to work with Shaftesbury on another season." 
"THE LISTENER offers a compelling mix of investigation, heart, and humour that 
continues to draw impressive audiences in Canada and around the world," said 
Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury. "We are thrilled that CTV has 
ordered another season, and that Fox International and Shine are also on board 
once again." 
** Media Note ** Download photos from THE LISTENER at www.BellMediaPR.ca 
Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) is "The Listener", a telepath who works as a 
special consultant with the elite Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB), 
facing both professional and personal challenges as he uses his mind-reading 
skills to solve a variety of difficult and dangerous crimes alongside Sergeant 
Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith, CSI; THE L WORD). Now a more seasoned 
investigator, and faced with a hostile boss, Toby will become more proactive 
and eventually come into conflict with the goals and procedures of the IIB 
organization. Meanwhile, Michelle is determined to have it all, working to 
balance her demanding career and the challenges of first-time parenthood with 
husband Adam (Kris Holden-Reid; LOST GIRL). And Toby's investigative 
journalist girlfriend, Tia Tremblay (Melanie Scrofano; HAVEN) will begin to 
delve into the secrets of Toby's past, eventually exposing truths which might 
threaten to turn his world upside down. The ensemble cast ofTHE 
LISTENERincludes Craig Olejnik asToby Logan; Lauren Lee Smithas 
IIBSergeant Michelle McCluskey; Ennis Esmer (DIRTY SINGLES) as Toby's best 
friend and director of emergency services Oz Bey; Rainbow Sun Francks 
(STARGATE ATLANTIS) as IIB security and technical expert Corporal Dev Clark; 
Peter Stebbings (THE BORGIAS) asIIB head Alvin Klein; and Tara Spencer-Nairn 
(CORNER GAS) as Sandy, Oz's girlfriend and St. Luke Hospital triage nurse. One 
of Canada's top-rated homegrown dramas, THE LISTENER is broadcast on CTV and 
Bravo inCanada and on Fox International Channels internationally, and 
distributed by Shine International. The series has been licensed in 120 
countries and 33 languages worldwide. 
THE LISTENER is produced by Shaftesbury in association with CTV and Fox 
International Channels. The series is executive produced by Christina 
JenningsandScott Garvie for Shaftesbury, and Peter Mohan(LOST GIRL,THE 
BRIDGE), who serves as showrunner. Sharon Tal Yguado is Executive Producer for 
Fox International Channels. Tom Hastings and Rebecca DiPasquale are production 
executives for Bell Media. Trish Williams is Director, Independent Production, 
Bell Media and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, 
Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV 
Networks, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports. THE 
LISTENER is produced with the financial participation of The Canada Media 
Fund, The Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and The Ontario Film and 
Television Tax Credit. 
About Bell Media Independent Production 
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed 
original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in 
the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE 
LISTENER, and MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian series of the 2012/13 season. Recent 
original productions include relationship comedy SATISFACTION; THE AMAZING 
RACE CANADA, the record-breaking Canadian-produced, complementary version of 
the hit international series, and new cop drama PLAYED. To premiere in the 
2013/14 season are multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and hit international 
format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and 
specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the 
recently renewed ORPHAN BLACK, CSA-winning CALL ME FITZ, upcoming dramas 
BITTEN and 19-2, and new dramedy series SENSITIVE SKIN. Bell Media specialty 
channels are also home to reality series PANIC BUTTON and BRAVE NEW GIRLS, 
game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and 
CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. So far in 2013, Bell Media has ordered 23 
original Canadian series and put 52 projects into development. 
About Shaftesbury 
With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning 
producer and distributor of original content for television and multiple 
platforms in more than 120 countries. Shaftesbury's slate includes four 
seasons of The Listener for CTV and Fox International Channels; seven seasons 
of Murdoch Mysteries for Citytv, UKTV, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and 
CBC; the global hit kids' series Life with Derek; and compelling documentaries 
including Why Men Cheat. Shaftesbury's groundbreaking digital media division, 
Smokebomb Entertainment, creates convergent experiences for television and 
original digital content including the comedy series Backpackers for CTV and 
CW Seed; tween series Totally Amp'd and Unlikely Heroes for YTV.com; 3D 
science fiction series State of Syn and the International Emmy-nominated 
Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs. Visit us online at 
http://www.shaftesbury.ca and http://www.smokebomb.ca. 
About CTV 
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been 
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. 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. 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 
Twitter: @CTV_Television @CTV_PR 
THE LISTENER:
Twitter: @listenertv Craig Olejnik: @craigolejnik Ennis Esmer: @heyennisshutup 
Lauren Lee Smith: @L_L_S
Rainbow Sun Francks: @RainbowFrancks Tara Spencer-Nairn: @TSpencerNairn
 

SOURCE  CTV 
For more information: Jessica Charbonneau, Bell Media 416.384.2018 
orjessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca Carolyn Fell, Bell Media, 416.384.2817 
orcarolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca Katherine Wolfgang, Shaftesbury, 
416.669.2823,kwolfgang@shaftbury.ca, MIPCOM Stand R27.12 
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