CTV announced today a 13-episode fifth season order for its original drama series "The Listener," bringing the series total to 65 episodes. Produced for CTV by Shaftesbury in association with Fox International Channels, and distributed by Shine International, 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. Season 4 also saw A25-54 growth in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary over Season 3.
"Millions of Canadians spoke throughout the Season 4 broadcast this summer on CTV, and we've listened," said Phil King, President, 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, Shaftesbury. "We are thrilled that CTV has ordered another season, and that Fox International and Shine are also on board once again."