First-Ever ‘Saving Hope’ Holiday Episode Headline CTV’s 2015 Holiday Programming

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TORONTO (November 30, 2015) – May your days be merry and your screens be bright! Today, CTV gifts viewers with a 2015 holiday programming lineup that includes a shiny new standalone holiday-themed episode of SAVING HOPE (Dec. 10), as well as the holiday primetime special A JANN ARDEN CHRISTMAS AT THE SOCIAL (Dec. 13), featuring performances by acclaimed singer-songwriter Jann Arden.

The month of December also has viewers getting in touch with their inner elf with the CTV premiere of the Will Ferrell-starring holiday comedy ELF (Dec. 16), while they can also enjoy blockbuster films, timeless classics, fan favourites, original specials, and a quartet of new Hallmark holiday movies. CTV’s festive programming will be available on demand throughout the holiday season at Holidays on CTV.ca and on the CTV GO app.

SH-Xmas-SpecialIn a first-ever special holiday-themed episode of SAVING HOPE, titled “Shine A Light” (Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and the CTV GO app), an ice storm on Christmas Eve brings a good Samaritan to Hope Zion Hospital following a car crash, and Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) must use all her skills to attempt the Christmas miracle so desperately needed – even if it means calling in Chief Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden).

SAVING HOPE – “Shine a Light” – Special Holiday Episode
Broadcast Premiere: Thursday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO app
Available on-demand on CTV.ca and CTV GO app following its television premiere

SynopsisIn a special holiday-themed episode of SAVING HOPE, it’s Christmas Eve and even the threat of the worst ice storm of the year can’t quell the spirit at Hope Zion Hospital. But when a good Samaritan is brought in after a car crash, Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) must use all her skills to attempt the Christmas miracle so desperately needed – even if it means calling in Chief Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden). When the case proves futile, Dawn and Alex must band together to keep their patient alive long enough for her family to say goodbye. In the Atrium, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) tends to the spirit of a dead child wondering if his mother will brave the storm to honour their Christmas tradition. Meanwhile, Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji) and Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) do all they can to avoid being swept up in the Christmas spirit only to get roped in to the annual toy drive, while Dr. Zach Miller (Benjamin Ayres) spends the evening with Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) playing Christmas ER Bingo to pass the time until he can get back to his boys.

Encore presentation airs Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

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