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New Doctors. New Drama. Saving Hope returns Sept. 24 on CTV

From a media release:

Following last season’s shocking finale, it’s a time of new beginnings for the doctors at Hope Zion Hospital. CTV’s original series SAVING HOPEreturns for its fourth season as part of the network’s hit Thursday night lineup, airingThursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Sept. 24 on CTV and CTV GO. Paired with a new season of fan favourite GREY’S ANATOMY (8 p.m. ET/PT), and Canada’s #3 new series last fall HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (10 p.m. ET/PT), SAVING HOPE’s fourth season picks up 11 months after the third season finale which saw life and death collide when Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) became a new mom, while a devastating accident at an army base led to the death of Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies). Currently filming in Toronto until December 2015, Season 4 episodes of the 2015 Golden Screen Award Nominee SAVING HOPE will continue to receive a Canadian First Look on CraveTV, available to viewers the day before their broadcast premieres, with the first three seasons streaming now.

As the Hope Zion Hospital staff continue to deal with the aftermath of the death of their colleague and friend, Alex is back at work following her maternity leave as she works to balance motherhood and a busy OR, while Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) continues to be haunted by his ghost-seeing abilities and the question of whether or not he is baby Luke’s biological father. Dr. Zach Miller (Benjamin Ayres) is still struggling to cope with the traumatic death of his close friend, and Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) ponders where she stands in the new landscape of Hope Zion Hospital. Chief of Surgery Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden) struggles to keep a lid on the hospital, Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji) develops a surprising new partnership, and Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) discovers a higher calling in a traumatizing case that hits a little too close to home. This season sets the stage for a journey into an ever-evolving Hope Zion Hospital that will continue to challenge its doctors, and in some cases, shake their foundations down to their core.

Joining the cast this season in recurring roles are three new Junior Residents including the eager to please Dr. Cassie Williams (Kim Shaw, THE GOOD WIFE), class clown Dr. Dev Sekara (Dejan Loyola, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE), and the competitive Dr. Asha Mirani (Parveen Kaur, THE STRAIN). The team also has to adjust to the arrival of two new General Surgeons, Dr. Patrick Curtis (Max Bennett, Anna Karenina) and Dr. Jeremy Bishop (Peter Mooney, ROOKIE BLUE), an old friend of Charlie’s. Travis Milne (ROOKIE BLUE) will also appear in a four-episode arc, and guest stars this season include Tara Spencer-Nairn (CORNER GAS) and Charlotte Sullivan (ROOKIE BLUE).

SAVING HOPE ranked in the Top 30 of Canada’s most-watched programs in the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos last fall, and ended its third season in February as the #1 Canadian drama series in the key adult demos, with 1.7 million total viewers watching the shocking Season 3 finale.

In the first episode of Season 4 entitled “Sympathy for the Devil” (Thursday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) returns to work, arriving at Hope Zion Hospital with a car crash victim she encountered en route, and she’s forced to play nice with new General Surgeon on call, Dr. Patrick Curtis (Max Bennett, Anna Karenina). The day gets even more chaotic when Alex is called away to treat Ted Crenshaw (Travis Milne, ROOKIE BLUE), a convicted murderer brought in for emergency treatment. Meanwhile, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) begins to confront his feelings about the paternity of Alex’s child, all while juggling an insistent Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji) who is looking for backup on his proposal for a new Alzheimer’s study. In the ER, Dr. Zach Miller’s (Benjamin Ayres) patient is admitted with symptoms mirroring those of Ebola – putting himself and Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) at risk of exposure to the deadly virus.

 

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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