While CTV has yet to air the remaining 9 episodes of Saving Hope’s second season, the Canadian Broadcaster has announced today that it has renewed the supernatural medical drama for an 18 episode third season.
Saving Hope stars Erica Durance (Smallville’s Lois Lane) as Dr. Alex Reid, a surgeon in Toronto’s Hope-Zion hospital, who spent most of the first season by the bedside of her comatose fiancee Dr. Charlie Harris (Stargate SG1’s Michael Shanks).
The premise of the show revolved around the fact that while Charlie was in a coma, he was able to communicate with spirits and when he woke up, he continued to see these spirits. It is this ability that helps Charlie diagnose and treat his patients. However, in season 2, keeping this ability secret from Alex has created a bit of a strain between the two and it looks like Alex’s ex, fellow doctor Joel Goren (The Original’s Daniel Gillies) will be right there to help comfort her.
The show also stars, Wendy Crewson, Huse Madhavji, Julia Taylor-Ross, Kristopher Turner, Michelle Nolden and Benjamin Ayres.
According to the CTV press release announcing the renewal, Saving Hope averaged 1.3 million viewers each week.
“The viewer response to the summer season left little doubt that we needed to sign up for more,” stated Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports.
Ilana Frank, the show’s executive added in the same statement that “CTV has shown great confidence in this show, and we’re thrilled to see that yet again with this order for a third season.”
Personally, I am glad that Saving Hope is back for a third season. I love Erica Durance and she is the only reason why I watch the show. But a question remains though is will Daniel Gillies return for the third season. Currently, he is pulling double duty doing this show and also The Originals and since that show is a hit for the CW, I have a feeling that we might not see Dr. Goren in season 3 or at least they will write him off in some early season 3 episodes.
Saving Hope’s season 2 winter premiere is coming in January while season 3 production is set for spring 2014. Catch up on what has happened so far with our episode recaps.