Critch Goes for 2
by Staff Editors
(July 14, 2022 – Toronto, ON) CBC and Lionsgate have announced the start of production on season two of Mark Critch’s original comedy series Son of a Critch in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The 13-part, half hour comedy stars Mark Critch (pictured above) alongside Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Rankin, Sophia Powers and Mark Rivera. The second season will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem in winter 2023.
Based on his autobiographical memoir, a hilarious and very real story of 12-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John’s in the 80s, the series was created by Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Tim McAuliffe (The Office, Last Man on Earth and MacGruber) and produced by Schitt’s Creek Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning producer Andrew Barnsley.
Since its premiere on January 4, 2022 Son of a Critch has ranked as the most-watched original Canadian comedy in the country and as one of the top 5 most-watched comedies overall in Canada according to the audience research firm Numeris. It is currently one of the most-streamed comedies on CBC’s streaming service, CBC Gem according to Adobe Analytics.
Son of a Critch is executive produced by Critch, McAuliffe, Barnsley, Ben Murray and Allan Hawco. Renuka Jeyapalan, Perry Chafe and Anita Kapila serve as co-executive producers. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sandra Picheca is Director, Current Production, Comedy; and Mélanie Lê Phan is Executive in Charge of Production. The series is produced by Project 10 Productions Inc. and Take the Shot Productions in association with CBC and Lionsgate Television. Lionsgate handles worldwide distribution rights outside Canada.The second season will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem in winter 2023.