'Kim's Convenience' Stars Andrew Phung and Nicole Power Line Up New Comedies for CBC
Their new shows will launch during the 2021-22 broadcast season
Published Mar 26, 2021Less than a month after the announcement of Kim's Convenience coming to an end, stars Andrew Phung and Nicole Power have had new projects greenlit by CBC.
Deadline reports that Phung, who played Kimchee on Kim's Convenience, will team with The Secret Marathon's Scott Townsend to create Run the Burbs. Power, meanwhile, will reprise her KC character Shannon Ross for new series Strays.
The site reports that Run the Burbs will focus on a "young, bold Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest in the suburbs," with Phung starring as a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids. Further details on the series, produced by Pier 21 Films, will be announced later this spring.
Strays, which finds Power re-teaming with Kim's Convenience co-creator and Schitt's Creek writer Kevin White, will see her character leave KC's Handy Car Rental for a new career in Hamilton, ON. While further details will be revealed this spring, Deadline notes that the cast will include Frank Cox O'Connell, Tina Jung, Nikki Duval, Kevin Vidal, Tony Nappo, Paula Boudreau and Emily Piggford.
"As our comedy slate continues to evolve, we are thrilled to continue working with Andrew and Nicole and offer audiences two new comedies to look forward to starring these incredible talents they have come to know and love," Sally Catto, general manager of entertainment, factual and sports at the CBC, said in a statement. "Both of these series were planned to join Kim's Convenience on our comedy lineup this upcoming year, to reflect how many young Canadians are forging new lives outside of urban centres in Canada. We look forward to watching Andrew and Nicole as they explore these new stories."