NBC cancels Canadian co-production The Listener

U.S. network NBC is to replace Canadian co-production The Listener with Law and Order reruns for the rest of the summer.

U.S. network NBC is to replace Canadian co-production The Listener with Law and Order reruns for the rest of the summer.

The CTV program, starring Craig Olejnik as a paramedic who is telepathic, was a poor ratings performer in the U.S., NBC said.

The series began June 4 on CTV and NBC and aired its last episode Thursday on the U.S. network.

Canadian broadcaster CTV and affiliate Space will continue to air The Listener for the rest of the summer. CTV has not yet made a decision on whether to continue production on the series.

NBC has said it will make the five remaining episodes available via streaming.

The Toronto-shot drama is produced by Shaftesbury Films.

Fox International Channels holds the international cable and satellite TV rights to The Listener.

Canadian shows Flashpoint, Copper and The Bridge also have been picked up by U.S. networks.