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The Listener is a Canadianmarker supernatural drama set in Torontomarker about a young paramedic named Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) with the ability to listen to people's most intimate thoughts. It was announced on November 17, 2009 that The Listener had been renewed for a 13 episode second season.


Toby is a 25-year-old first year paramedic who did not know his father and grew up in foster homes. Until now Toby has kept his ability to listen to people's most intimate thoughts a secret and the only one he has shared it with is his old counsellor and confidant, Dr. Ray Mercer (Colm Feore). While he crosses the city of Torontomarker in his ambulance with his partner Osman "Oz" Bey (Enis Esmer) Toby helps persons in crisis and on the way come to terms with his own past. With the help of Detective Charlie Marks (Lisa Marcos) and his on-and-off girlfriend Olivia Fawcett (Mylène Dinh-Robic), an E.R doctor, Toby realizes that his gift can serve to help other people.


The series was produced by Shaftesbury Films for CTV & CTV Secondary Network A and was created by Michael Amo. The pilot episode was directed by Clement Virgo. Production began in spring 2008. Many scenes include blue tones of lighting or blue objects.

Cast and characters


Audiences grow timeslot in Italy by 470% (4.7 times) and increasing viewership from its lead-ins by 2 or 3 times on average.

NBC pulled the show off the air after the July 23rd airing due to low ratings.

International airings

Americanmarker television network NBC announced on February 1, 2008, a deal to pick up 13 episodes. The show is distributed through Program Partners, which owns the American rights with advertising sales by Sony Pictures Television. The show began airing on Thursday evenings in June 2009, but was cancelled after the seventh episode due to low ratings. The remaining six episodes (and all 13 original episodes produced, in fact), are available for screening online at no charge through the and websites until 31 December 2009 for U.S. viewers.

Fox International Channels premiered the series on the first week of March 2009, in 180 territories.

In Japan, it will be shown on FOX (Skyperfect) channels 651 (in HDTV) and 722 from May with Episode 1 being previewed in March 2.

Country/Region Network Premiere Date
Middle East Fox Series
Latin America Fox
Greecemarker Fox Life
Japanmarker FOX
Portugalmarker FOX
Argentinamarker FOX
Bulgariamarker Fox Crime
Germanymarker Premiere FOX
Spainmarker FOX & Antena 3
Italymarker Fox
Russiamarker Fox Life
Asia FX
Polandmarker Fox Life
United Kingdommarker FX & FXHD
Mexicomarker FOX
Brazilmarker FOX
Netherlandsmarker Net 5
Canadamarker CTV
Canadamarker A
United Statesmarker NBC
Israelmarker Yes Stars Action
Francemarker 13ème Rue
New Zealandmarker Prime

See also


  1. 'The Listener' gets renewed, Nov 17, 2009
  2. The Listener Premiere on CTV, CTV press release, May 28, 2009
  3. The Listener to Premiere on A
  4. The Listener Premiere on 13ème Rue, October 19, 2009

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