NBC Nixes Remaining Episodes of SAVING HOPE
NBC has dropped its plans to air the two remaining episodes of SAVING HOPE network sources have confirmed. Said installments - "Ride Hard or Go Home" and "Pink Clouds" - were originally slated for this Saturday, September 8 and September 15 at 8:00/7:00c. Encores of "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice" will instead air on those dates, respectively.
We're told U.S. audiences may be able to stream the episodes online via NBC.com however exact plans couldn't be confirmed at press time. Canada's CTV currently carries "Saving Hope," renewing it for a second season back in July.
The drama series starred Erica Durance ("Smallville"), Michael Shanks ("Stargate Atlantis"), Daniel Gillies ("The Vampire Diaries"), Huse Madhavji ("Combat Hospital," "Star!" "Daily"), Julia Taylor-Ross ("Rookie Blue") and Kristopher Turner ("Rookie Blue," "The Listener"). The series was from acclaimed Gemini Award-winning producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington ("The Eleventh Hour," "Would Be Kings," "Rookie Blue").
In "Saving Hope," when charismatic Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Shanks) at Hope-Zion Hospital ends up in a coma, he leaves the hospital in chaos -- and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Durance), in a state of shock. Along with newly arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran (Gillies), Reid races to save Harris' life. As the action unfolds, the comatose Harris explores the hospital halls in "spirit" form, not sure if he's a ghost or a figment of his own imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, presses on to save his life and the lives of their other patients as they deal with the complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive.
"Saving Hope" is produced by Ilana C. Frank Films (ICFF) with Entertainment One (eOne), in association with CTV and NBC. The series is executive-produced by Ilana Frank and David Wellington for ICFF, John Morayniss ("The Firm," "Haven") for Entertainment One and Lesley Harrison. Executive producers and show-runners are Morwyn Brebner ("Rookie Blue") and AaRon Martin ("Being Erica"). The series was created by Malcolm MacRury ("Crash and Burn," "Republic of Doyle") and Morwyn Brebner. David Wellington directed the pilot.