It’s lucky No. 7 for the kids and teachers of Xavier Academy: CBC has renewed Mr. D for a seventh season. Show creator, writer and star Gerry Dee made the announcement via his Twitter page on Thursday morning:
“We couldn’t be happier!! CBC has been so great to us and we are so thankful that they continue to believe in our show,” Dee said in a statement to TV, Eh.Â “Our loyal fans are awesome too.”
Based on Dee’s real-life experiences as a high school teacher before he switched to stand-up comedy full-time, Season 1 debuted in January 2012 to 1.3 million viewers, the highest-rated scripted show premiere on the network in seven years.
Gerry has been through a lot in the past six seasons at Xavier, embarrassing himself in front of Roberto Alomar and Donovan Bailey and accidentally marrying Lisa Mason (Lauren Hammersley). The Season 6 finale, “Gerry Charters a New Course,” found Gerry upset about his contract not being renewed at Xavier and considering starting his own school with help from Malik (Suresh John). Meanwhile, Lisa was without a job after quitting following a miscommunication.
Mr. D also stars Bette MacDonald, Jonathan Torrens, Emma Hunter, Bill Wood, Darrin Rose, Kathleen Phillips, Mark Little, Naomi Snieckus and Wes Williams.