CTV greenlights comedy Children Ruin Everything

Modern Family writer Chuck Tatham (pictured) is an executive producer on the half-hour series, which is expected to go into production this spring.

Chuck-Tatham-200x200New Metric Media’s Children Ruin Everything is officially a go at CTV.

Created by comedy writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience), the eight-episode, half-hour series follows a couple’s efforts to reclaim a piece of their old lives, while continually being thwarted by their children.

Unveiled at the Canadian Media Producers Association’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference, Children Ruin Everything is produced by the Toronto- and L.A.-based prodco in association with CTV and with the participation of the CMF.

According to a release, the comedy has been in development with CTV since 2016. Last summer it was revealed that Emmy-nominated writer Chuck Tatham (Modern Family, Arrested Development, pictured right) was attached to the show as an executive producer.

Smeaton serves as an executive producer alongside Tatham and New Metric Media president Mark Montefiore (Letterkenny, What Would Sal Do?). New Metric Media’s director of development Beth Iley (Killjoys) is a producer.

Bell Media Distribution serves as Children Ruin Everything‘s international distributor, while New Metric Media is the comedy’s exclusive sales agent. The series is expected to start production this spring in and around Toronto, with casting currently underway.

Last year, Bell Media unveiled it had greenlit medical procedural Transplant from Sphère Média Plus at Prime Time.

Image courtesy of CTV