Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Former Degrassi star joins Saving Hope

In recent years, Canadian programming has burst out of its bubble and is no longer being carried by Canadian broadcasters alone.

With the international success of Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue and Saving Hope, our homegrown content and talented stars are increasingly sought after.

During the CTV up-fronts last week, when the network showcased its 2014 fall schedule of new and returning shows, it was announced that Saving Hope had wrapped it's second season over the winter months as the No. 1 Canadian drama of the 2013-2014 season.

Focusing on the complicated relationship of Canadian lead actress and producer Erica Durance's Dr. Alex Reid and Canadian lead actor and producer Michael Shank's Dr. Charlie Harris, the show's third season will run Wednesday's at 9 p.m. on CTV (and on NBC in the U.S.).

Joining the cast for Season 3 is Stacey Farber, best known for her role as Ellie Nash from 2002 to 2008 on Degrassi: The Next Generation and then for her lead role on CBC's 18 to Life. Farber's Dr. Sydney Katz, an OB-GYN, will join, Durance's Dr. Reid and Shank's Dr. Harris along with the rest of the staff at Hope Zion Hospital in a recurring role when the series resumes production June 11 here in Toronto.

For more on Farber's career on an off camera, click here for CJN reporter Laura Stricker's Heebnics profile from just a few short years ago.

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