The show stars Stargate actor Michael Shanks as the chief of surgery at a Toronto hospital, who is diagnosed with a shock illness.
Smallville's Erica Durance will play his wife and fellow surgeon, while The Vampire Diaries star Daniel Gillies will also appear as another hospital resident.
NBC is now planning to air the show's 13 episodes over the summer. The first season is expected to begin filming in Toronto in March.
Co-created and written by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner, Saving Hope will air on CTV in Canada.
The CW recently purchased another Canadian series, soap opera The LA Complex.
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