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Baroness von Sketch Takes a Bow

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Baroness von Sketch Show at the Canadian Screen Awards © 2019 R.A.Lucas

Baroness von Sketch Takes a Bow
by Staff

(May 21, 2020 – Toronto, ON) The co-creators of the award-winning CBC comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, have announced that when the series returns for its fifth season this fall, it will be the last season. In fact the last 8 30-minute shows were shot in Toronto last fall.

The Baronesses released the following statement regarding their decision:

After five fantastic years, we have decided that Season 5 of Baroness von Sketch Show will be our last. We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to share our deepest embarrassments, existential angst and daily observations with you, our fans. 

We hope you’ll enjoy Season 5 of Baroness von Sketch Show. 

Carolyn, Meredith, Aurora and Jennifer.

“Baroness von Sketch Show broke new ground with their cutting edge sketch comedy, capturing audiences and acclaim in Canada and the U.S.,” said Sally Catto, General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “Season after season, their sketches have continued to be clever and bold, and reflect the perspectives and experiences of women in refreshingly authentic new ways. Jennifer, Carolyn, Aurora and Meredith have changed the landscape of Canadian comedy forever, and we are so very proud of their achievement.”

“We are immensely proud of Baroness von Sketch Show and know that the series will be enjoyed by millions of people for years to come,” said Jamie Brown, Frantic Films, CEO and Baroness Executive Producer. “We were lucky to discover this dream team of fantastic writers and performers whose creativity knew no bounds over five fantastic seasons.”

Currently nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards including Best Sketch Comedy Show & Ensemble Performance, Best Direction and Best Writing, winners for these categories will be announced virtually on Wednesday, May 27 beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The virtual presentation will be live-streamed on the Canadian Academy Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, as well as at academy.ca.

Canadians looking to revisit the first four seasons of the Baroness von Sketch Show can watch on the free CBC Gem streaming service. 

The series is also broadcast on IFC in the United States.