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Ion, EOne Team for New Episodes of Medical Drama ‘Saving Hope’

Ion TV has picked up new episodes of Canadian medical drama “Saving Hope” in a production pact with Entertainment One.

The CTV series, now heading into its third season, previously aired on NBC in the summer of 2012. “Saving Hope” revolves around a doctor whose spirit moves about the halls of a busy hospital while he is comatose and others strive to bring him around. Michael Shanks, Erica Durance and Daniel Gillies star.

Ion’s deal with E One calls for the production of 18 new episodes and it gives Ion rights to the show’s first two seasons and future seasons.

Ion has been home to a number of Canadian drama imports in recent years, including “The Listener,” “Flashpoint” and E One’s “Rookie Blue.” The new “Saving Hope” episodes are expected to debut on Ion next year.

“Ion has had success through its unique approach to original program production, and ‘Saving Hope’ represents the next step in the company’s long-term strategy,” said Ion chairman-CEO Brandon Burgess.

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