CTV released a press release celebrating fifth and final season of Saving Hope as Erica Durance thanks the fans for their support over the past four seasons and teases what’s ahead for Season 5.
– Season 5 will consist of 18 new episodes from ICF Films and Entertainment One, and will air as part of CTV’s 2016/17 midseason lineup
– Erica Durance leads ensemble cast including Michael Shanks, Wendy Crewson, Michelle Nolden, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Taylor Ross, Huse Madhavji, Kim Shaw, Dejan Loyola, and Jarod Joseph
Praise for SAVING HOPE:
“To say the (Season 4 finale) twist came out of left field is an understatement and a testament to (Adam) Pettle and his writing staff.” – TV, eh?
“From what we’ve seen so far this season may just be SAVING HOPE’s best one yet.” – The TV Junkies on Season 4
“If you are the kind of person who can get a little weepy over GREY’S ANATOMY, then SAVING HOPE definitely requires a box of tissues on standby.” – National Post on Season 2
“SAVING HOPE stands out among medical shows.” – The Canadian Press on Season 1
TORONTO (October 26, 2016) – After five seasons, a coma, a love triangle, countless ghosts and surgeries, and with more dramatic moments to come, CTV confirmed today in conjunction with ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne) that hit original drama SAVING HOPE will conclude with its upcoming fifth season. Set to wrap production in Toronto on its 18-episode final season on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Season 5 will air as part of CTV’s 2016/17 midseason lineup. Following the broadcast of Season 5, 85 episodes of the hour-long drama will have aired since its 2012 debut. Viewers can enjoy Seasons 1-4 of SAVING HOPE streaming now on CraveTV™. Episodes of the series fourth season are also currently airing Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
“SAVING HOPE is a series that has resonated with viewers since it first premiered in 2012, and we’re honoured to deliver an emotionally charged and beautifully crafted final season,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “To have been involved with this series is a true pleasure. We want to thank our phenomenal cast and production partners ICF Films and eOne for five incredible seasons, as well as Morwyn Brebner and Malcolm MacRury who started us on this journey, and Adam Pettle who has brilliantly overseen the last two seasons.”
“The production of 85, hour-long episodes is a huge undertaking and accomplishment – a testament to wonderful collaborations of writers, performers, production, and our generous support from CTV,” said Executive Producer Ilana Frank. “We proved that hard work can be fun, and we thank our Canadian viewers for their enthusiastic loyalty. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for our final season.”
“SAVING HOPE is a beloved series that has resonated with audiences for four wonderful seasons,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, eOne Television Canada. “Along with our incredible partners at ICF Films and our outstanding cast and crew, we are excited to deliver a heartfelt and emotional final season to our devoted fans who have embraced the series from day one.”
Picking up in the aftermath of the heart-stopping Season 4 finale, in which a vengeful Tom Crenshaw (Travis Milne, ROOKIE BLUE) appeared at the Hope Zion Hospital Fellowship Awards and fired a shot at Alex (Erica Durance) and Charlie (Michael Shanks), Season 5 of SAVING HOPE sees the Hope Zion staff thrust into turmoil. As Alex faces a big decision, her fellow doctors deal with new challenges as changes come to Hope Zion that will not only affect the livelihood of the hospital, but also its doctors and everything they hold dear.
At the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, SAVING HOPE was a Best Dramatic Series nominee as well as finalist for the Golden Screen Award for most-watched Canadian drama. Additionally, Julia Taylor Ross was a nominee in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series category, while Michelle Nolden won Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media for her role in SAVING HOPE’s companion digital series PSYCHIC HEALING.