4 items from 2014
Network: NBC , CTV
Episodes: 65 (hour)
TV show dates: March 1, 2009 -- August 18, 2014 (CTV dates)
Series status: Cancelled by NBC after one season, Ended by CTV in Canada after five seasons
TV show description:
Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) is a young paramedic who has a secret. He's also a telepath who's managed to keep his extraordinary ability hidden. He explores its possibilities only with his long-time mentor and confidant, Dr. Ray Mercer (Colm Feore).
Responding to calls with his paramedic partner, energetic Osman "Oz" Bey (Ennis Esmer), Toby uses his ability to help people in crisis. In the process, he also tries to unravel the truth about his own »
NBC picked up the sci-fi drama and started airing it back in June 2009. It wasn't a success so they cancelled it. However, the series is a success for CTV in Canada and has been running there for four seasons. Last October, it was picked up for a fifth year.
In 2011, Us cable channel Ion purchased the rights to air the first two seasons of The Listener, with an option to purchase later seasons. They've now made a deal to co-produce season five and will air previous episodes as well. The newest installments are expected to be released later this year.
Here are some more details from Ion:
Ion Television Enters Into Original Co-production Deal »
Ion TV has picked up the Canadian procedural drama “The Listener” and will be a co-producer on the series.
Ion joins Shaftesbury, CTV and Fox Intl. Channels as co-producers on the drama, which started production on 13 new original episodes earlier this year.
“The Listener” follows mind-reading police consultant played by Craig Olejnik, who uses his telepathic ability to help a special law enforcement unit solve the most complicated cases. Having kept his unique power hidden for years, Toby learns to harness his skill to help others and save lives.
The show, which bowed on Canada’s CTV in 2009, is slated to premiere on Ion later this year.
- Francesca Bacardi
Ion Television has joined Shaftesbury, Canadian network CTV and Fox International as a producer on the Canadian procedural drama series The Listener for its 13-episode fifth season, which started production earlier this year. Under the agreement, Ion becomes the exclusive U.S. television network for originals of fifth and future seasons of the series. Ion has been carrying The Listener — in 2011, the network acquired the first two seasons of the drama, which was originally picked up by NBC for a summer 2009 run of Season 1, which was cut short after several episodes. After the show did well alongside CBS’ off-network procedurals, including Criminal Minds and Law & Order; Criminal Intent, I hear Ion exercised its option to become a co-producer of original episodes. The network used a similar strategy for another popular Canadian procedural drama, Flashpoint, first inking a syndication deal with CBS for the show’s Season 1-4 episodes that had »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
4 items from 2014
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