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"The Listener" (TV show) is a drama series that aired its first four seasons in the U.S. on NBC before moving to ION for Season 5. The series centers around Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, "The Timekeeper") who is a 25-year-old paramedic who has a big secret — he's a telepath. Until now, Toby kept his ability hidden, exploring its possibilities only with his long-time mentor and confidant, Dr. Ray Mercer (Colm Feore, "24: Redemption").

The series follows Toby as he makes the rounds with his energetic paramedic partner — "Oz" Bey (Ennis Esmer, "Young People F*#king"), helping people in crisis, and in the process trying to unravel the truth about his past. While his professional life is in check, Toby's personal life could use its own rescue. And with the help of Detective Charlie Marks (Lisa Marcos, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman") and his E.R. doctor/ex-girlfriend Olivia Fawcett (Mylène Dinh-Robic, "Da Vinci's City Hall"), Toby realizes his gift can help others.

In Season 3, Toby dramatically steps away from his role as a paramedic to work more closely with the Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB). At the IIB, Toby works in tandem with Sgt. Michelle McCluskey (Gemini Award-nominee Lauren Lee Smith, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation") and Dev Clark (Rainbow Sun Francks, "Stargate Atlantis"), as part of an elite special ops unit tasked with handling the most difficult cases. Although the new role gives Toby a renewed focus, it also puts undue pressure on him to prove to his peers — and to himself — that he belongs. While his new job means cutting back on some of his EMS duties, Toby is not far from his best friend and paramedic partner Oz, after Oz moves in next door.

"The Listener" was developed by award-winning Shaftesbury Films and Canadian broadcaster CTV and produced in association with CTV, FIC and NBC. Executive producers include: International Emmy Award winner Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie for Shaftesbury Films; Michael Amo ("Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111"); Tom Chehak ("ReGenesis") and Clement Virgo ("Poor Boy's Game"). "The Listener" is distributed internationally by Shine-Reveille.


THE LISTENER: FACTS

Network: ION
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 4, 2009
Seasons: 5
Production Company: Shaftesbury Films





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