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NBC Announces Summer Series Premiere Date For ‘Saving Hope’

By on March 15, 2012
Saving Hope Image courtesy and copyright NBC.

Saving Hope Image courtesy and copyright NBC.

NBC released a press statement on summer medical drama ‘Saving Hope’ (currently a working title) which stars Smallville‘s Erica Durance, Stargate‘s Michael Shanks and The Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies.

The series is set to debut Thursday, June 7, 10-11 p.m. ET.

“Saving Hope” is a new, hour-long original drama series that stars 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 is 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, press on to save his life and those 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, Noreen Halpern (“Hell on Wheels,” “Call Me Fitz”) and 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.

One Comment

  1. McG

    March 18, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Yay I’m excited for this one. I didn’t know that Daniel Gillies is in it too. I love him but I hope that doesn’t mean no more TVD for him.