"One More Time"
With production now underway in Toronto, CBC and Counterfeit Pictures announce casting for the new original comedy series "One More Time" (13x30), from stand-up comedian D.J. Demers ("The Tonight Show") and showrunner Jessie Gabe ("Workin' Moms").
Premiering on CBC Gem and CBC in Winter 2024, "One More Time" is a workplace comedy about D.J., the hard-of-hearing manager of a second-hand sporting goods store, and the team of "enthusiastic" employees he leads. D.J.'s optimistic, community-oriented outlook on life is challenged at every turn, as he and his team struggle to keep the small independent shop alive.
Joining Demers on screen are Geri Hall; Daniel Beirne; Elise Bauman; Seran Sathiyaseelan and Dayton Sinkia. Rounding out the cast in recurring roles are Nadine Bhabha, Chris Robinson, Maddy Foley and Marito Lopez.
“From the writers to the cast to the producers to the CBC, everyone involved in this show is top notch and incredibly adept at papering over my flaws,” said Demers. “I know this phrase gets bandied about, but this is truly a dream come true and I can’t wait to share it with Canada.”
“We are long-time fans of D.J.’s stand-up,” added Dan Bennett, partner at Counterfeit Pictures. “As a comic and performer D.J. is incredibly smart, talented, and he has genuine charm. We are very excited to bring his humour and unique point-of-view to Canadian audiences.”
"D.J. Demers continues to impress us with his wit, relatable humour and the way he crafts a story through his distinctive POV," said Trish Williams, Executive Director, Scripted Content, CBC. "'One More Time' portrays an authentically refreshing and funny viewpoint on what it means to be part of a team and we can't wait for audiences from coast-to-coast-to-coast to fall in love with this store and the world that D.J. and the remarkable team have brought to life around it."
'One More Time' portrays an authentically refreshing and funny viewpoint on what it means to be part of a team and we can't wait for audiences from coast-to-coast-to-coast to fall in love with this store ” Trish Williams Executive Director, Scripted Content, CBC