CBC today announced the renewal of popular original series Run The Burbs and Son of A Critch for their third seasons, and long-running sketch comedy series This Hour Has 22 Minutes for its 31st season.
These series join Peabody Award-winning comedy Sort Of, which was renewed for a third season in
December 2022 by CBC and HBO Max, as part of CBC’s 2023-24 comedy slate. CBC comedies were recently recognized with 54 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including Best Comedy Series for Sort Of and Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series for This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Son of a Critch is also among the Top 5 series currently in the running for the 2023 Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award.
About Run The Burbs
Created by comedian, writer and actor Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience) and his best friend and
collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend (The Secret Marathon), Run The Burbs follows the Phams, a
young, bold Vietnamese-South Asian-Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the
fullest, while changing the way we think about contemporary family values and life in the burbs. The
series is produced by Pier 21 Films and distributed by Fifth Season. The season 2 finale airs Wednesday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m (9 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.
About Son of a Critch
Based on Mark Critch’s award-winning, best-selling memoir, Son of a Critch is the hilarious and very
real story of 12-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the 80s. Created by Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Tim McAuliffe (The Office, Last Man on Earth and MacGruber) and produced by Emmy and Golden Globe winning producer Andrew Barnsley (Schitt’s Creek), the series is an inter-provincial co-production between Barnsley’s Project 10 Productions Inc. and Newfoundland-based Take the Shot Productions in association with CBC and Lionsgate Television, which handles worldwide distribution rights outside Canada. The season 2 finale airs Tuesday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC
and CBC Gem.
About This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Canada’s longest-running TV comedy series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes continues to push the boundaries of provocative satire, targeting politics, culture and world events with biting parodies and an unrelenting skewering of the weekly news. Produced by IoM Media, the series remains a beloved sketch comedy staple for audiences across the country after three decades, and has featured some of Canada’s greatest comedians – and most of the country’s political leaders. The finale of This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ 30th anniversary season airs Tuesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.
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