'Smallville's' Erica Durance books Canadian pilot


We're still basking in the afterglow of the phenomenal "Smallville" finale, but its stars are moving on. Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on seven seasons of "Smallville," has booked a new pilot. The Alberta native is sticking with her Canadian roots to work on "Saving Hope," a CTV pilot.Scheduled to begin production June 22, "Saving Hope" comes from executive producer Ilana Frank, who is at the helm of "Rookie Blue," a Toronto-based cop drama that has crossed over to American audiences on ABC.CTV's official description is below. "SAVING HOPE centers on young, idealistic neonatal doctor Alyse Joy and her rival and one-time lover, flashy cancer surgeon Joel Gottlieb, as they take on the fundamental questions that define medicine today. Who gets to live, who gets to die, and why? The story goes into uncharted territory when the charismatic, inspiring and golden-tongued Chief of Surgery, Harris Coles, becomes a patient. Comatose, locked-in and unable to...



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