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  • Writer's pictureCarl McGill


February 28, 2022 – CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced the second season renewal of Mark Critch’s original comedy series “Son of a Critch” 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 series premiered in Canada on January 4, ranking as the #1 scripted program on CBC in the 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34 key audience demographics*, and garnering CBC’s highest rating for a comedy premiere since Kim’s Convenience debuted in October 2016**. Since its premiere, “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. It is also currently the most-streamed comedy on CBC’s streaming service, CBC Gem***.

Based on comedian Mark Critch’s (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) award-winning, best-selling memoir, “Son of a Critch” is the hilarious and very real story of 11-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the 80s. The series was created by Critch 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. The 13-part half hour comedy stars Critch alongside Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Rankin, Sophia Powers and Mark Rivera.

“Son of a Critch” is executive produced by Critch, McAuliffe, Barnsley, Ben Murray and Allan Hawco. Renuka Jeyapalan and Anita Kapila serve as co-executive producers.

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