From a media release:
IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
- POIGNANT, FUNNY AND MAGICAL, NEW COMEDY/DRAMA SERIES BEING ERICA PREMIERES MONDAY, JAN. 5 ON CBC TELEVISION
What happens when life just doesn’t turn out as we expect it will? What if you had the benefit of hindsight and could alter those defining choices that you now regret? Welcome to the life of 30-something Erica Strange, where the classic fantasy of revisiting the past offers her a chance to cope with her life and come to terms with her choices, in BEING ERICA, premiering on CBC Television, Monday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m.
“Everyone who has seen the pilot loves it. We’ve had an unbelievable response to the show and the character, which clearly has struck a chord,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC Television’s executive director of network programming. “BEING ERICA is about living your life to the fullest. Erica gets the chance everybody would love to get in life, but we all have to realize life goes on no matter how hard we try to change it—that’s the great lesson Erica learns.”
In BEING ERICA, life changes forever for over-educated and underachieving Erica (Erin Karpluk, The L Word, Godiva’s) when she meets Dr. Tom, a mysterious therapist who takes her back in time for a chance to do over those life-defining moments with the foresight and wisdom of seeing how they played out. From prom nights and first kisses to job interviews, Erica’s list of regrets has accumulated to the point where she must act now or forever accept her mediocre life. Gemini Award-winner Michael Riley (This is Wonderland, Power Play) is Dr. Tom. BEING ERICA also stars Tyron Leitso (Wonderfalls, Edgemont), Reagan Pasternak (Just Buried), and Devon Bostick (Adoration, The Stone Angel).
BEING ERICA is written by Jana Sinyor. Executive producers are Jana Sinyor, Aaron Martin, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier. It is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with CBC Television.
Photo courtesy CBC: Erica (Erin Karpluk) and her close friend Ethan (Tyron Leitso).