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[06/05/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 5
Updates include: Jeremy Sisto boards "The Returned" at A&E; Diane Farr cast in ABC Family's "Stitchers"; and Kellan Lutz, Malin Akerman return for HBO's "The Comeback" revival.

[04/28/14 - 01:54 PM]
ION Television Strengthens Its Roster with New Programming Amid Steady Ratings Growth
ION Television spins the numbers for the year to date.

[04/22/14 - 07:34 AM]
ION Television Licenses Off-Network Rights to ABC Police Drama "Rookie Blue"
The announcement comes on the heels of a number of key programming announcements, including the acquisition of "Blue Bloods" and the co-production deal for the original series "The Listener."

[03/28/14 - 06:54 AM]
ION Television Premieres Hit Series "The Listener" on Tuesday, April 1 at 10/9C
Look for back-to-back episodes each week beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/24/14 - 06:54 AM]
ION Television Enters Into Original Co-Production Deal on TV Drama Series "The Listener"
The agreement makes ION the exclusive original U.S. television network for current and future seasons of the series.

[06/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 12
Updates include: Yves Simoneau, David Yates to helm pilots; Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate cast in Andrew Gurland's FX comedy pilot; and Lauren Lee Smith lands role in FX's "The Strain."

[01/05/13 - 11:03 AM]
Encore Premieres "Hindenburg: The Last Flight" on Monday, March 11th at 8PM ET/PT
Stacy Keach, Lauren Lee Smith and Maximilian Simonichek star in the two-part event.

[07/25/12 - 06:12 AM]
CTV Orders New Seasons of Hit Canadian Dramas "The Listener" and "Saving Hope"
The network has fourth and second seasons, respectively, of 13 episodes each.

[05/31/12 - 05:02 AM]
CTV and CTV Two 2012/13 Night-by-Night Schedules and Program Descriptions
Highlights include the final season of "Flashpoint" on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/01/12 - 07:38 AM]
NBC to Become U.S. Broadcaster for New CTV Drama Series "Saving Hope"
Erica Durance and Michael Shanks star in the medical drama, due this summer on the Peacock.

[11/02/11 - 07:28 AM]
CTV Orders New One-Hour Original Drama Series "Saving Hope"
Erica Durance and Michael Shanks star in the project, which is based on stories from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

[10/04/11 - 08:29 AM]
CTV, Fox International Channels, and Shaftesbury Announce Start of Production on Season 3 of "The Listener"
Plus: ION Television has acquired the first two seasons of the series for broadcast in 2012.

[01/28/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 28
Updates include: Greg Grunberg is "Big Mike" for A&E; Geoff Stults to topline FOX's "Bones" spin-off; and a half-dozen more pilots get greenlit.

[03/15/10 - 12:08 AM]
Development Update: Monday, March 15
Updates include: Carly Pope reports for "Rough Justice" at NBC; Paul Schneider to exit "Parks & Recreation"; and Xander Berkeley joins The CW's "Nikita."

[03/08/10 - 10:55 PM]
NBC Fills in More of Summer Lineup
Encores of "Last Comic Standing" and "America's Got Talent" will precede their original installments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

[11/18/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 18
Updates include: Gretchen Mol to recur on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"; "The Listener" to continue in Canada; and Amaury Nolasco joins A&E's "Quickening."

[08/13/09 - 01:19 PM]
NBC.com Gives Fans the Chance to Catch Up Before the Premieres of Their Favorite Shows
"30 Rock," ""The Office," "Heroes" and "Southland" are among the featured series.

[07/28/09 - 12:28 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Leading NBC's Week of July 20-26
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/21/09 - 11:33 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of July 13-19, Paced by 'America's Got Talent'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/15/09 - 02:58 PM]
Exclusive: NBC to Wrap "Listener" on July 23
Repeats of "Law & Order" will take over the Thursday, 10:00/9:00c slot starting July 30.

[07/14/09 - 12:04 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers for a Third Week in a Row
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/07/09 - 11:26 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of June 29-July 5, as 'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 for the Week in 18-49 and #1 and #2 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[07/07/09 - 10:38 AM]
NBC.com Helps Fans Make the Most of Summer with Online Full Episodes
For the first time in its history, full episodes of summer blockbuster "America's Got Talent" are streaming on NBC.com.

[06/23/09 - 11:20 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of June 15-21
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 15-21.

[06/16/09 - 01:32 PM]
USA #1 by Significant Margins Among All Key Demos
USA spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[06/16/09 - 11:44 AM]
Nhl Stanley Cup Final Paces NBC's Primetime Week of June 8-14
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[06/09/09 - 11:48 AM]
Paced by 'Svu,' NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of June 1-7, Finishes #2 Outright in 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 1-7.

[06/05/09 - 12:50 PM]
USA Crushes Competition with Newest Hit Series Royal Pains
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, June 4.

[05/28/09 - 12:45 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Listener, The" (NBC)

[05/27/09 - 02:56 PM]
NBC's 'The Listener' Expands to Two-Hour Premiere on Thursday, June 4
The series will then move to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET for the rest of the summer.

[03/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's Summer Schedule Packed with Original Scripted Series ('The Philanthropist,''The Listener' and 'Merlin') and Alternative Shows Paced by Debuts of New 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' and 'Great American Road Trip' -- Plus Return of Top-Rated 'America's Got Talent'
Also on tap: new mini-series "Meteor" (June 7 and 14) and "The Storm" (July 19 and 26).

[11/10/08 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 10
Updates include: NBC overhauls "Knight Rider," again; Matthew Marsden to topline "Madso's War" for Spike TV; and Michael Rapaport inks a development deal with CBS.

[08/04/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Nigel Lythgoe exits "American Idol"; Kelli Williams to "Lie to Me" for FOX; and plenty of other casting news.

[05/14/08 - 09:39 AM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: CBS & the Cw
Updates include: CBS names judges for "Greatest American Dog"; casting news for "Flashpoint" and "Harper's Island"; and early details on The CW's Media Rights Capital-produced block.

[04/02/08 - 12:03 PM]
NBC Reveals Complete 52-Week Program Strategy, Earlier Than Ever, That Gives Advertisers the Opportunity to Create Unique Marketing Solutions
It's here: the Peacock details its fall, winter and summer plans for the 2008-09 season.

[02/01/08 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Picks Up 'The Listener' -- CTV's Original Drama Series from Shaftesbury Films
"The Listener" tells the story of a young man who can read people's thoughts, and act on them.







LISTENER, THE (ION)
Returns in TBA 2014 or 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/4/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's fifth) on 2/24/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ION's press release, February 2014) ION Television today announced an agreement to produce new original episodes of the procedural drama "The Listener." ION joins Shaftesbury, CTV and Fox International as co-producers on the drama, which started production on 13 new original episodes earlier this year. The agreement makes ION the exclusive original U.S. television network for current and future seasons of the series. "'The Listener' fits seamlessly into our lineup of drama series, providing the reliable quality and originality our loyal audience and clients look for," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks. "An equally important dimension is the collaboration with CTV and Shaftesbury, as we look for additional new original projects in this genre." "'The Listener' is an original blend of drama, investigation, action and humor." said Christina Jennings, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury. "We're thrilled to be able to introduce the series to viewers in the U.S. in partnership with ION." ION plans a 2014 mid-season launch for "The Listener," joining its lineup of strong procedural dramas that have made it one of the few U.S. television networks showing season-to-date ratings growth.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Colm Feore as Ray Mercer
· Craig Olejnik as Toby Logan
· Ennis Esmer as Osman Bey
· Lisa Marcos as Charlie Marks
· Mylne Dinh-Robic as Olivia Fawcett
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christina Jennings as EP
· Clement Virgo as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Amo as CRTR/EP
· Scott Garvie as EP
· Tom Chehak as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CTV
· Program Partners
· Shaftesbury Films