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NBC's new hour-long medical drama created by Malcolm MacRury ("Crash and Burn" and "Republic of Doyle") and produced by Gemini Award-winning Ilana Frank and David Wellington ("The Eleventh Hour," "Rookie Blues," and "Would Be Kings") probes the life-and-death decisions with which healthcare professionals struggle daily. For these doctors the decisions are now personal, and the audience examines these characters, their triumphs, and their challenges through chaos while they fight to keep hope alive.

The audience witnesses the turmoil at Hope-Zion Hospital when Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (played by Michael Shanks of "Stargate Atlantis") falls into a coma on the eve of his wedding, leaving his fiancée and fellow surgeon Alex Reid (played by Erica Durance of "Smallville") and newly-arrived star surgeon Joel Goran (played by Daniel Gillies of "The Vampire Diaries") to attempt to save Harris's life. As the action plays out, the audience witnesses comatose Harris roaming the hospital halls in supposedly spirit form, leading him to question if he is indeed a ghost or merely a figment of his own imagination.

As Alex begins each new day in the hospital with a precious, but fleeting, optimism, coming to the aid of patients and their families, the audience observes Charlie's fight for his both his life and his relationships. Alex is called upon to save lives time and time again - continuing to function in her life as a surgeon - without Charlie who is neither dead nor alive. Charlie's spirit, in the meantime, spends his energy attempting to interact with Alex and the rest of the staff, but making the largest impact on the patients, much as he did as a charismatic doctor in life.

In the end, the only thing that the doctors can save is hope.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on NBC
3 Seasons, 47 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Saving Hope Full Episode Guide

  • Alex and Charlie find themselves working side-by-side to save the life of aman on the run. A spirit won't leave Alex alone, and Charlie is intent to find out why.Maggie and Zach try to help a couple on a road trip deal with their impending future.Joel and Shahir work to help a young bride-to-be walk on her wedding day, andrepair a broken relationship with her father.

  • Alex wrangles the team in a high-bid effort to diagnose the mysteriousillness that haunts a beloved English teacher. Charlie finds himself having to explainhis 'bizarre' actions in the OR. Dawn has a big decision to make regarding the futureof a teenage girl.

  • Alex and Maggie are faced with an intricate procedure to save a woman'schild when she and her partner refuse to be seen by Hope Zion's top OB/GYNSydney Katz. Joel's father is in town to receive an award for stem-cell research, butJoel has the feeling he's hiding something. Charlie suspects foul-play when a boyand his grandmother come in, while helping a young Spirit put together somemissing pieces.

  • Alex steps away from the hospital for a hike in the woods, but can't getaway from medicine when she finds a trapped teenager in a dire situation. Charlieneeds Joel's help when a woman from the clinic won't be seen by anyone else, andZach has his hands full when an exotic dancer comes into the ER.

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