CTV announced yesterday that they have handed a season two renewal to their original comedy Children Ruin Everything.
Children Ruin Everything follows parents, Astrid (Meaghan Rath, Being Human) and James (Aaron Abrams, Blindspot), as they raise their two young children in the city and struggle to hold on to their pre-kid life – one conceded battle at a time.
Season 2 will consist of 16 half hour episodes double the episodes of the first season. The show currently airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, ranks as the biggest debut for a Canadian comedy among A25-54, since 2019 (CTV’s Jann). The series also currently ranks as CTV’s #1 new comedy of the 2021-22 broadcast season.
The show hails from award-winning New Metric Media. Children Ruin Everything is created by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Kurt Smeaton (Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience).
Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media released the following statement.
“Kurt and our talented partners have created a timely love letter to childrearing that has resonated with both parents and non-parents alike. By ordering an additional season before the end of its first season run, and upping the episode count to 16, we are showcasing our high confidence in the success of this series, and look forward to delivering a second super-sized season of this relatable comedy.”
Mark Montefiore, Executive Producer & President of New Metric Media had this to say:
“I say this as a proud father, we are thrilled at how well CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING has been received, which is further proof that children really are the root of all evil. We’re looking forward to bringing more laughs and heart which is what this series is really about, to Season 2 and of course continuing our terrific partnership with Bell Media.”
The show also stars Ennis Esmer, Nazneen Contractor, Logan Nicholson and Mikayla SwamiNathan. As well as Dmitry Chepovetsky, Veena Sood, Lisa Codrington and Darius Rota.
Production will begin this Spring in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. New Metric Media in association with CTV produce the show. The Canada Media Fund and Bell Fund provide support for the show.