From a media release:
CBCÂ today announced the renewal of its breakout hit comedy seriesÂ KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCE, following an acclaimed first season (13 x 30) that is drawing an average audience of 933,000 per episode to date (2+ AMA), with 39% of viewers in the 25 â€“ 54 demographic.* A CBC original series produced byÂ Thunderbird EntertainmentÂ (Thunderbird) in association withÂ Soulpepper, the series will return with Season 2 (13 x 30) in fall 2017.
Based on the Soulpepper production of Ins Choiâ€™s award-winning play, KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCEÂ is the funny, heartfelt story of TheÂ Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The series centres around Mr. and Mrs.Â KimÂ (‘Appa’ and ‘Umma’), who immigrated to Toronto in the ’80s to set up shop near Regent Park, and their two grown kids, Jung and Janet. The world ofÂ Kim’s Convenience is real, colourful and urban – a diverse landscape of people and places – with theÂ KimÂ family at its core, as they find humour in their everyday lives running the store.
KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCEÂ airsÂ Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)Â on CBC and is also available to stream online atÂ http://www.cbc.ca/kimsconvenience/. The seriesâ€™ first season finale will air at a special time atÂ 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)Â onÂ Tuesday, December 27, featuringÂ twoÂ back-to-back episodes.
Produced by Ivan Fecan and co-created by Ins Choi and Kevin White, KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCEÂ stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Shoot The Messenger, Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Appa, Jean Yoon (Orphan Black, The Expanse) as Umma, Simu Liu (Blood and Water, Taken) as Jung, Andrea Bang (Camp Death III: The Final Summer) as Janet, Andrew Phung (Adventures of a Pizza Guy) as Kimchee, and Nicole Power (Anne of Green Gables) as Shannon.
The series is executive produced by Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble, Alexandra RaffÃ©,Â Leslie Lester, Albert Schultz, Ins Choi and Kevin White, with Sandra Cunningham and Robin Cass (Strada Films) serving as supervising producers.