The Listener returning to CTV with fourth season on May 29

ListenerThe fourth season of The Listener is due to hit screens later this month after a smash hit third season last year.

May 29 will mark the return of the CTV series, which will travel to Vancouver for the first time in the season premiere.

With an impressive Season 3 average audience of 1.2 million viewers, The Listener has achieved year-over-year audience growth every year since it debuted in 2009.

The home-grown hit saw double-digit growth in Season 3 from Season 2 with A18-34 (+32%), A18-49 (+19%), and total viewers (+16%). Last season was also the drama’s most-watched premiere, finale, and overall audience on record for the series.
“Following its most-watched season yet, Season 4 offers complex character development and talented guest stars that will continue to entertain viewers and entice new ‘listeners’ across the country,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, Bell Media.

In the Season 4 premiere episode entitled “Blast from the Past”, Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) are sent to Vancouver to investigate after a string of high-tech thefts spreads west. Toby is surprised when he crosses paths with his ex-girlfriend Lori Black (Jewel Staite, The L.A. Complex) who may be connected to the potential suspect. 2013 JUNO Award-nominated indie band Walk Off The Earth makes a special guest appearance in the episode.

In Season 4, Toby’s personal life also heats up as his relationship grows with crime reporter Tia Tremblay (Melanie Scrofano, Being Erica), who is inexplicably the one person he can’t read. Life will be no less dramatic for Toby’s colleagues as Sgt. Michelle McCluskey struggles through a complicated marriage with her husband, while IIB head Alvin Klein (Peter Stebbings, Madison) attempts to protect himself and his team from the political manoeuvrings of the ambitious new police superintendent, Nichola Martell. Meanwhile, new director of emergency services Oz Bey (Ennis Esmer, The L.A. Complex) realizes that being the boss is harder than he expected.

Season 4 also welcomes a stellar list of guest stars including Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Michael Filipowich (24), Michael Cram (Flashpoint), Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas), Erin Karpluk (Being Human), Krystin Pellerin (Republic of Doyle), and Canadian mixed martial arts fighter Elias Theodorou.

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