CTV renews Children Ruin Everything

The Bell Media network has doubled the number of episodes ordered for the New Metric Media comedy's second season.

Bell Media’s CTV has renewed its original comedy Children Ruin Everything for a second season.

The series, which is produced by New Metric Media and created by Kurt Smeaton (Schitt’s Creek), will go into production on a 16 x 30-minute second season in Toronto and Hamilton this spring.

CTV ordered eight episodes for the debut season, which premiered on Jan. 12. Season two is expected to air during CTV’s 2022/23 broadcast season.

Bell Media recently announced that Children Ruin Everything has been given the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot on Feb. 13.

Children Ruin Everything stars Meaghan Rath, who also serves as executive producer, and Aaron Abrams as parents trying to hold onto who they were before having kids – and generally failing at it. Additional executive producers include Smeaton, Chuck Tatham (Modern Family) and New Metric Media’s Mark Montefiore. Beth Iley (Killjoys) is a producer.

Additional cast members include Ennis Esmer (Blindspot), Nazneen Contractor (Ransom), Dmitry Chepovetsky (Killjoys), Veena Sood (The Indian Detective), Lisa Codrington (Letterkenny), Logan Nicholson (Blues Clues and You), Mikayla SwamiNathan and Darius Rota.

Children Ruin Everything picked up U.S. distribution as a Roku original in fall 2021 and is set to premiere on The Roku Channel later this year. Bell Media Distribution holds international rights, while New Metric Media is the exclusive international sales agent.

“Kurt and our talented partners at New Metric Media have created a timely love letter to child rearing that has resonated with both parents and non-parents alike,” said Justin Stockman, VP, content development and programming at Bell Media, in a statement. “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.”

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