29 MAR 2021

CBC ANNOUNCES TWO NEW ORIGINAL COMEDIES TO ITS UPCOMING BROADCAST SEASON

"Run The Burbs" And "Strays" join original comedy “Sort Of” as new additions to CBC’s award-winning comedy slate this upcoming 2021-22 broadcast season.

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Andrew Phung and Nicole Power

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CBC reveals initial details for two new original half-hour comedy series featuring "Kim’s Convenience" stars Andrew Phung and Nicole Power, "Run The Burbs" and "Strays", with both shows set to launch during the upcoming 2021-22 broadcast season.

Created by comedian, writer and actor Andrew Phung and his best friend and collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend ("The Secret Marathon"), "Run The Burbs" is a new original comedy about a young, bold Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest in the suburbs, featuring Phung as a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids. The series has been in development since May 2020 and is produced by Pier 21 Films.

"Strays" follows the upbeat and enthusiastic Kim’s Convenience character Shannon Ross (Nicole Power) as she embarks on a new career in Hamilton, Ontario alongside an ensemble cast including Frank Cox O’Connell ("Soulpepper Theatre"), Tina Jung ("Suits"), Nikki Duval ("Workin’ Moms"), Kevin Vidal ("Workin’ Moms"), Tony Nappo ("Pretty Hard Cases"), Paula Boudreau ("Workin’ Moms") and Emily Piggford ("The Sounds"). Created by Kevin White ("Kim’s Convenience) and produced by Thunderbird Entertainment, the series has been in development since July 2018 and is currently in production. 

“As our comedy slate continues to evolve, we are thrilled to continue working with Andrew and Nicole and offer audiences two new comedies to look forward to starring these incredible talents they have come to know and love,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “Both of these series were planned to join 'Kim’s Convenience' on our comedy lineup this upcoming year, to reflect how many young Canadians are forging new lives outside of urban centres in Canada. We look forward to watching Andrew and Nicole as they explore these new stories.”

"Run The Burbs" and "Strays" join original comedy "SORT OF" as new additions to CBC’s award-winning comedy slate this upcoming broadcast season. Created by Bilal Baig ("Acha Bacha") and Fab Filippo ("Save Me"), "Sort Of" stars Baig as a gender fluid millennial trying to live their most authentic life.