Kim’s Convenience opens for more business

CBC has renewed the CSA-winning comedy for a 13-episode third season.

Hot off the heels of its best comedy-series win at the Canadian Screen Awards, CBC has renewed Kim’s Convenience for a third season.

The pubcaster has ordered 13 additional episodes of the half-hour comedy, produced by Vancouver-based Thunderbird, in association with Soulpepper. Production is set to begin in Toronto in May.

Series star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who picked up best lead actor in a comedy at the CSA gala on Sunday, first made the renewal announcement on the show’s Facebook page on Mar. 12.

Kim’s Convenience follows the daily lives of a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in Toronto. The series garnered an average 2+ audience of 715,000 over the course of its second season.

Produced by Thunderbird’s Ivan Fecan, Kim’s was co-created by Ins Choi and Kevin White. The series is executive produced by Fecan, Choi and White, who also serves as showrunner.

Check out Sun-Hyung Lee’s Facebook announcement here: