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Canadian Medical Drama May End up on NBC

Jan 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A Canadian medical drama may end up on NBC’s summer schedule, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series, “Saving Hope,” is set in Toronto and tracks a chief of surgery who has a sudden illness, leaving his wife, also a doctor, in shock, the story says.

If NBC buys the drama, it would join a generally reality-filled summer schedule, the article points out. NBC has focused on unscripted programs such as "America’s Got Talent" during the summer months.

"Saving Hope" would be one of a number of imports coming to U.S. television, including CBS’s "Flashpoint" and ABC’s "Rookie Blue," the piece notes.

3 Comments

  1. Great, NBC is now becoming another ION television! Let’s all outsource jobs to Canada.

  2. If it is as good as Rookie Blue it is welcome on my TV. The lack of quality dramas from the US is not because of Canadian competition. It is because of the ease of throwing a bunch of celebrity seeking people into any format and calling it reality television. The standards of the US viewing audience is so low that networks don’t have to work or spend money creating good drama.

  3. Man, you said it. Some of the best TV is coming from Canada, England, Australia and – this one surprised me – New Zealand! I’ve watched a couple of Kiwi dramas that have been as good, if not better than, anything I’ve seen produced in (or for) the States.

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