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NBC Pulls ‘Saving Hope’, Will Air Last Two Episodes Online

By | Wednesday September 5, 2012 @ 1:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a shift to Saturdays, drama Saving Hope is on the move again at NBC, this time to the Internet. The network is pulling the last two episodes of the Canadian-produced medical drama, which will air on Saving Hope‘s slot will be filled by America’s Got Talent repeats. In its last airing on Thursday, the series starring Erica Durance drew 2.5 million viewers and a 0.5/1 in adults 18-49. The Entertainment One-produced show has already been renewed for a second season in Canada.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Duets’ Flat, ‘Take Me Out’ & ‘The Choice’ Up, ‘Saving Hope’ Falls To New Low

By | Friday July 6, 2012 @ 9:06am PDT

With “Unforgettable” as one of the classics performed, ABC’s Duets  (1.0/3) went for the standards last night. That still left the singing series flat with last week and tied for a series low. Down 15% from last week, Wipeout (1.7/5) followed at 9 PM with a salute to the military. Rookie Blue (1.3/4) finished off the night up 18% from last week. Fox had a lot of love, or at least the search for it. There was Take Me Out (1.3/4), which was up 30% from last week to hit a series high. Then there was The Choice (1.6/5), which was up 33% from its last show last week.

NBC was half repeats and half new episodes. There were encores of The Office (0.6/2) and Parks and Recreation (0.6/2) The new Saving Hope (0.4/1) fell 43% from last week to its lowest rated broadcast yet. NBC ended its primetime Thursday with Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.9/3)., which was up 13% from last week.

CBS was all repeats Thursday night but that didn’t stop it from wining the night in both adult 18-49 and in total viewers overall with 7.76 million viewers. The network started off with a double shot of The Big Bang Theory at 8 PM (2.1/8) and 8:30 PM (2.4/8). That second BBT pulled in the most total viewers overall on Thursday with 8.86 million viewers, just a bit behind the first BBT of the night which … Read More »

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NBC Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Saving Hope’, ‘Love In The Wild’ & ‘American Ninja Warrior’

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 1:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC is firming up its summer plans, announcing premiere dates and slots for unscripted series Love In The Wild and G4′s American Ninja Warrior and Canadian drama import Saving Hope. Reality series Love In The Wild will open its second season hosted by Jenny McCarthy with a two-hour premiere from 8-10 PM on June 7, followed by the debut of Saving Hope. American Ninja Warrior, which will launch its season on G4 on Sunday, May 20, will debut on NBC the following night, May 21, from 9-11 PM. It will then begin its regular airing pattern on NBC with hourlong episodes in the Monday 9 PM slot, while also airing originals on G4. G4 will carry qualifying regional rounds that originate from six different areas within the U.S., while NBC will carry regional finals from each of the six regions, plus the finals from Las Vegas. In all, NBC will carry 9 episodes of American Ninja Warrior. Love In The Wild was renewed for a second season after a so-so freshman run, which drew an average of 1.8/5 share in 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers last summer. Saving Hope is a medical drama starring Erica Durance, Michael Shanks and Daniel Gillies. NBC has already announced a premiere date for its summer staple, America’s Got Talent, which debuts on May 14 with new judge Howard Stern. It will air Mondays 8-9 PM, leading into American Ninja Warrior, and Tuesdays … Read More »

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It’s Official: NBC Closes Deal To Acquire Canadian Drama ‘Saving Hope’ For Summer

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 8:08am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC To Pick Up Canadian Medical Drama Series ‘Saving Hope’ For Summer

Los Angeles/Toronto, ON (March 1, 2012) –Independent studio Entertainment One and Canada’s television network CTV have jointly announced that NBC has come on board as the U. S. broadcaster of Ilana C Frank Films’ new one-hour original drama series, Saving Hope. In November, CTV announced it had ordered 12 one-hour episodes of the series, joining a pilot shot last summer. Premiering this summer on CTV and NBC, principal photography is set to begin March 12 in Toronto.  In addition to acting as the deficit financier, eOne will also handle the international television distribution of the series in all media including all television, DVD/Blu-ray, VOD and digital exploitation.

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NBC To Pick Up Canadian Medical Drama Series ‘Saving Hope’ For Summer

By | Thursday January 5, 2012 @ 4:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC is in negotiations to acquire upcoming Canadian medical drama series Saving Hope starring Erica Durance, Michael Shanks and Daniel Gillies for a summer run. Co-created and written by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner, Saving Hope was inspired by a series of 2005 articles by Globe and Mail writer Ian Brown who spent eight weeks in Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. It is described as a sexy, fast-paced drama set in a fictional Toronto hospital that follows the lives of the doctors and staff and the complicated decisions they make trying to save lives. Saving Hope, produced and distributed by Entertainment One, stars Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) as Dr. Harris, chief surgeon who lies in a coma and wanders the wards in spirit form, Erica Durance (Smallville) as his fiancee and fellow surgeon, and Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries) is a hot new surgeon. The premise is somewhat reminiscent of CBS’ supernatural medical drama A Gifted Man. Saving Hope, which has a 13-episode order from CTV, is executive produced by Ilana Frank who is behind another Canadian drama that has done well in the US, ABC’s Rookie Blue. Production is slated to begin in March. Saving Hope is one of 2 new Canadian drama series that are close … Read More »

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