NBC Interested In Canadian Series Saving Hope Starring Erica Durance
NBC just can’t get enough Erica Durance. And who could blame them? Earlier this week we reported that the former Lois Lane would be appearing in next Wednesday’s episode of David E. Kelley’s Harry’s Law (in a cheekyWonder Woman related guest role) and now the peacock network is looking to acquire her Canadian series Saving Hope.
The medical-drama with a supernatural bent already has a 13 episode order from Canadian broadcaster CTV but now, according to Deadline, NBC is looking to acquire it for a summer run. Durance plays a surgeon named Alex Reid who works in the same fictional Toronto hospital where her husband lies in a coma. This husband is Dr. Harris (played by Michael Shanks, another Smallville regular) who happened to be the chief of surgery before the coma, but don’t worry, his spirit still roams the hallways of the hospital, checking in on his attractive wife and a hot-shot new surgeon (Daniel Gillies). The series also features Scre4m’s Erik Knudsen and Kristopher Turner in supporting roles.
Saving Hope was co-created by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner who also do most of the writing for series. The show is another Canadian series that crossed the border from executive producer Ilana Frank - the person responsible for ABC’s Rookie Blue. First Flashpoint, then Rookie Blue and just today The CW announced interest in acquiring The L.A. Complex (which also features Kristopher Turner, not a bad day for him) for a summer run. And now Erica Durance and Saving Grace at NBC. “O Canada” indeed.
So, if all goes well, look for Saving Hope to debut on NBC this summer. Erica Durance guest stars in the Harry’s Law episode on Wednesday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
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