ION Television is the new US home for Canadian drama Saving Hope.
The cable channel has picked up rights to all new original and future episodes of the medical series, and rights to existing seasons one and two.
NBC aired season one in the US before dropping the series.
The story follows the staff of Hope Zion Hospital, which is left in chaos when its chief of surgery Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) falls into a coma, leaving his fiancé and fellow surgeon Alex Reid (Erica Durance) in a state of shock. Along with newly arrived star surgeon Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), Reid races to save Harris’ life. As the action unfolds, the comatose Harris explores the hospital halls in the form of a spirit, questioning whether or not he is a figment of his own imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, press on to save his life and the lives of others as they deal with the complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive.
Created by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner, Saving Hope is produced by Entertainment One Television and ICF Films in association with Canadian broadcaster CTV. It is executive produced by Brebner, Ilana Frank, David Wellington, John Morayniss, Lesley Harrison, and Adam Pettle.
Production began on its 18-part third season in June.