From a media release:
Listen Here: Season 2 of the Mind-bending Original Series THE LISTENER Returns Feb. 8 on CTV
- Lauren Lee Smith (CSI) and Tara Spencer-Nairn (CORNER GAS) join the cast
- Experience THE LISTENER online with new interactive game The Listenerâ€™s Vision Buster Game coming soon on listener.CTV.ca
See no evil. Speak no evil. Hear all evil. The hit CTV Original Series THE LISTENER is back with a spellbinding second season, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning Feb. 8 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The much-anticipated new season of THE LISTENER takes over FLASHPOINTâ€™s Tuesday night time-slot following its post-SUPER BOWL XLV season finale Feb. 6. Canadaâ€™s own Lauren Lee Smith (CSI) and Tara Spencer-Nairn (CORNER GAS) join the new season of the fast-paced, one-hour drama that sees paramedic Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, The Timekeeper) further embrace his telepathic powers to help solve criminal investigations. New episodes of THE LISTENER will be made available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Viewers can also catch up on all previous episodes at CTV.ca and at popular download stores. THE LISTENER will also air on SPACE later this year.
Set in Toronto, the action-filled first season of THE LISTENER premiered on CTV in June 2009. Averaging nearly one million viewers in Canada, the series instantly became a hit, debuting at #1 in its 10 p.m. timeslot on CTV with an audience of 1.1 million viewers.
THE LISTENER premiered in 120 countries and 33 languages across FOX International Channels networks starting in March 2009. The series debuted to solid ratings in countries including UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Poland, Brazil and Turkey. THE LISTENER Season 2 will rollout on FOX International Channels’ local networks starting in March 2011.
This season, viewers can get the inside scoop on all the THE LISTENER action and experience the series on a whole new virtual level on listener.CTV.ca, Facebook, and Twitter. Coming soon to listener.ctv.ca is The Listenerâ€™s Vision Buster Game, where users take on the role of Toby, and are required to concentrate on a series of images as they flash on-screen. Users then need to piece together the meaning of these images to determine the phrase the images are trying to communicate and enter their answers on screen. With each level, the phrases become more complicated and the images flash with greater speed. Players can share their scores with online communities, and challenge others to beat high scores.
In the Season 2 premiere of THE LISTENER â€œLady in the Lakeâ€ (Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET), Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) – still haunted by guilt over the murder of his friend Detective Charlie Marks and the disappearance of his mother – has resolved to stop fighting against his mysterious gift and use his telepathic abilities to help others. When he revives a woman (Rekha Sharma, V) who nearly drowned, her amnesia gives him the perfect opportunity. But unbeknownst to him, sheâ€™s tangled in a case of corporate espionage and murder, and she might not be the victim he presumes. As he sets out to help her remember her past, sheâ€™s also being investigated by Sgt. Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith) of the IIB, who has taken a special interest in Tobyâ€™s connection to the woman and uncovered his more than coincidental history with a number of major criminal cases in the past.
Toby Logan is THE LISTENER â€“ a paramedic with a gift. In addition to being a highly skilled first responder, heâ€™s been blessed, and cursed, with telepathic abilities that allow him to read peopleâ€™s thoughts. In Season 2, when Toby stumbles into a case investigated by the Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB) of the RCMP, he finds he must reveal his gift to Sgt. Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith). Despite her initial scepticism, Michelle comes to realize Tobyâ€™s extraordinary potential. While maintaining his standing as a paramedic, Toby is enlisted to consult with IIB. There he and his partner â€œOzâ€ (Ennis Esmer, WIPEOUT CANADA, Young People F**king) join Michelle as well as her brilliant junior partner, computer maven Corp. Dev Clark (Rainbow Sun Francks, STARGATE ATLANTIS) and Alvin Klein (Peter Stebbings, MADISON) the Bureauâ€™s in-house legal expert to help solve IIB’s most difficult cases.
Joining the staff at St. Luke Hospital to work alongside Dr. Olivia Fawcett (MylÃ¨ne Dinh-Robic, STARGATE ATLANTIS) and EMS supervisor George Ryder (Arnold Pinnock, THIS IS WONDERLAND) is Sandy (Tara Spencer-Nairn), a triage nurse who runs the floor with military precision and dry humour.