The Listener

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Monday 10:00 PM on CTV Premiered Mar 03, 2009 In Season

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The Listener
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AIRED ON 7/21/2014

Season 5 : Episode 9

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AIRS ON 8/1/2014

Season 5 : Episode 10

Show Summary

Toby Logan is a paramedic who can read people's thoughts. Toby did not manage to know his parents and grew in foster homes. Until now Toby has kept his ability secret and the only one he has shared it with is his old counselor and confidant, Dr. Ray. While he crosses the city of Toronto in his ambulance with his partner Oz, Toby tries to help persons in crisis and on the way treat his own wounds. With the help of Detective Marks and his ex-girlfriend Olivia, an E.R doctor, Toby realizes that his gift can serve to help other people. The show, which contains humorous and tragic elements, follows Toby as he uses his power to solve crimes. The Listener is produced by Program Partners in association with Shaftesbury Films. The series has been given a 13 episode initial order by NBC. This series has also been picked up by the FX channel. FX has contributed for the production of the new show so that it can be aired by them. This show first aired in the UK on Sunday 8th March on FX at 9pm (GMT). The Listener will premiere on NBC for the U.S on Thursday, June 4th at 10/9c. Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada.

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Craig Olejnik

Craig Olejnik

Toby Logan

Arnold Pinnock

Arnold Pinnock

George Ryder (Seasons 2-3, Recurring Prior)

Lauren Lee Smith

Lauren Lee Smith

Sgt. Michelle McCluskey (Seasons 2-4)

Ennis Esmer

Ennis Esmer

Osman "Oz" Bey

Tara Spencer-Nairn

Tara Spencer-Nairn

Nurse Sandy Wardwell (Season 4, Recurring Prior)

Peter Stebbings

Peter Stebbings

Alvin Klein (Seasons 2-4)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Gone down the drain

    5.0
    I agree with the majority opinion here. The series started out great. The two best friends riding in the ambulance together; saving lives, the mentor who helped Toby manage his power and guided him, Toby's constant desire to find out more about his past his mother and his brother, Frank who shows up in the end to reveal part of Toby's past to him, the mysterious man who tries to kill Toby.



    What happened to that story line? There was so much that they could have done with it. Honestly i think they shouldn't have killed Detective Marks.

    I hated the second season. There was no reason for Toby to have gotten in with the IIB telling everyone his secrets. He could have continued with Becker or maybe tried to work with him, work out their differences, explain why Marks took his help on her cases.



    Then they decided that Toby doesn't need his mentor anymore. Its like Ray dropped dead or something.



    I hate the fact that they broke up the Toby-Oz duo at the work place. Its become one of those cop shows where they use unusual consultants like in Castle and The Mentalist. I liked it better when Toby went out on his own and got things done. I don't completely hate the show or what they are doing with the show. I just wish Toby could find some time between the IIB and the EMS to look for his long lost family.



    This show started great and was doing good till someone took a huge dump on it in the second season and now it continues to be a huge steaming pile. They should just stop torturing us. At lease make a book that says what happened to Toby's mom. The suspense is killing me and Toby's sudden indifference to the fact is pissing me off.



    I still watch it with the hopes that Toby will remember that he was once William who had a mother and a brother.moreless
  • The Wonderful Wizard named Oz!

    8.0
    Getting caught up on season 4. Oz isgetting sexier and sexier each episode!



    Just had to put that out there.
  • Great cast but too episodic

    5.0
    I really want to love this show as it features a terrific cast but since abandoning the sci-fi element in the first season it has become a soulless episodic procedural. Toby's outlook on his abilities is too pragmatic and it feels entirely inauthentic that he would abandon his search for his family. The backbone of the show has always been Toby and Oz's friendship but since the procedural element has grown all consuming Oz doesn't fit in any longer and features as no more than a afterthought. It is such a shame that a once gripping and unique show has been utterly ruined by clueless and unimaginative writing.moreless
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one...

    3.0
    The first season was definitely THE BEST. There's no question. What kind od a serious tv production just ignores such a CLIFFHANGER. It's totally unfair towards the fans . I don't get it' And Tob didn't ever try to do sth and he works for IIB. Stupid. It just makes me mad.

    What about all those other people who were after him, where is his mother, where are Frank and Ray. And why did they kill Victor Cloonie? He is a tremendous actor and character!

    Getting a whole new set of writers and producers is just an exuse. Everz season: 2, 3 and 4 I would get my hopes up again and again. I hope this season is different but I dont know what to think. They let the fans down. I know more about Oz then Toby. Seriously in season 5 synopsis they said how this season will delve into Toby's past and how Tia will begin to investigate into his past and that will threaten to turn his world up side down. Ammm, thats not . I am utterly disappointed :(moreless
  • What happened??

    2.0
    I was really excited after watching the first season and went straight to watch the second one. Well, now i've watched it and feel like the writers have betrayed me. All i can think of is how could they do this? Didn't they notice themselves how much better the first season was? I also don't like the fact that Toby isn't the main focus anymore, but instead the IIB is. HELLO, the show's name is Listener! If they want to change everything so much, then make another series because this is not the damn good show i got hooked on! Shame on you producers, shame on you.moreless
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