'Saving Hope': Erica Durance and Michael Shanks mix science and spirituality


Medical procedurals usually deal with the hospital staff, the patients and their friends, enemies and relatives.The one group that has always been left out is the dead and dying -- until now.On "Saving Hope," debuting Thursday, June 7, on NBC, one of the main characters is a doctor in a coma. Originally produced for CTV, the series is the latest Canadian network show to be sold to a U.S. broadcaster.Dr. Charlie Harris is doomed to lurk around the hospital where he used to work, talking to other coma patients and the recently dead.The situation is almost as creepy and lonely for the actor playing the role as it is for the character, says Michael Shanks, who plays Harris, the alpha-dog chief of surgery at the fictional Toronto Hope-Zion hospital."You do feel like you're off in your own little world," he tells Zap2it. "You start to find yourself as an actor feeling the same kinds of...



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