Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Listner to NBC

You remember how a few days ago I mentioned how CBS was picking up and producing the CTV series Flashpoint, well in a fit of what I assume is Canadian envy NBC has launched their own venture north of the border announcing plans, linked here via AICN, to bring a show called The Listener to life stateside.

From the press release on the show:

"Produced by Toronto's Shaftesbury Films, "The Listener" tells the story of a young man who can read people's thoughts, and act on them. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the one-hour drama series, which was green-lit by CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, last December. Set in Toronto, "The Listener" is currently in pre-production with shooting scheduled to begin this spring.

In "The Listener," Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, "In God's Country") is a young, big-city paramedic with the power to listen to people's thoughts. With his paramedic partner Osman Bey (Ennis Esmer, host of "The Toronto Show") as his sidekick, Toby juggles life as a telepathic sleuth with that of an urban twenty-something."

If Heroes has taught us anything its that telepathy can be cool. Granted the last line about balancing life as a "telepathic sleuth" and an "urban twenty something" is a bit worrisome, but for now lets stay positive. Good things do on occasion come from the Great White North, and I hope The Listener is one of them.

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