CTV has announced plans to have a fifth season of the hit show “The Listener,” which will begin production in the beginning of 2014.
The network ordered 13 episodes of the original drama series, bringing the series total to 65 episodes. The one-hour drama stars Craig Olejnik as mind-reading crime-solver Toby Logan. The announcement was made at MIPCOM, the world’s annual entertainment content market in France, with cast members Craig Olejnik and Lauren Lee Smith in attendance.
During its fourth season on CTV, “The Listener” continued to drive million-plus audiences, including a series-high 1.4 million viewers, and ranked among the Top 15 most-watched programs in Canada this past summer.
“Millions of Canadians spoke throughout the Season 4 broadcast this summer on CTV, and we’ve listened” said Phil King, President of CTV Programming and Sports. “’The Listener’ resonates with viewers across the country and we’re very happy to work with Shaftesbury on another season.”
“’The Listener’ offers a compelling mix of investigation, heart, and humour that continues to draw impressive audiences in Canada and around the world,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO at Shaftesbury. “We are thrilled that CTV has ordered another season, and that Fox International and Shine are also on board once again.”
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