CBC Renews Kim’s Convenience For Season 2

CBC today announced the renewal of its breakout hit comedy series Kim’s Convenience. The series will return with Season 2 in fall 2017.

“Canadians have fallen in love with the Kims. The series has struck a chord among viewers of all ages with its unique perspective and its authentic, relatable and hilarious take on family relationships,” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming at CBC, in a press release. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with how CBC audiences have responded to the series and its talented cast, and look forward to partnering with Thunderbird and Soulpepper to bring fans a second season in 2017.”

“All of us at Kim’s have loved making this show and are enormously gratified that it has connected with audiences so viscerally, “ said the series’ producer, Ivan Fecan. “We can’t wait to start work on season two.”

Based on the Soulpepper production of Ins Choi’s award-winning play, Kim’s Convenience is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The series centres around Mr. and Mrs. Kim (‘Appa’ and ‘Umma’), who immigrated to Toronto in the ’80s to set up shop near Regent Park, and their two grown kids, Jung and Janet. The world of Kim’s Convenience is real, colourful and urban – a diverse landscape of people and places – with the Kim family at its core, as they find humour in their everyday lives running the store.

Kim’s Convenience airs Tuesdays at 9pm on CBC.