From a media release:
Canadaâ€™s leading television network, CTV, announced today fromÂ Prime Time in OttawaÂ its newest original seriesÂ CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING. The new, half-hourÂ MADEÂ®-in-Canada comedy showcases one coupleâ€™s efforts to reclaim a piece of their old lives which are continually thwarted by their young children in surprising and absurd ways. But somewhere in the toy-filled, pee-stained wreckage of what they once had, they find a new life thatâ€™s pretty good, too.
The series has been in development at CTV since 2016 and is now set to begin productionÂ in Spring 2020 in and around Toronto. Casting is underway.
From award-winning L.A.- and Toronto-basedÂ producer New Metric Media,Â CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHINGÂ is created by veteran comedy writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (SCHITTâ€™S CREEK, KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCE). Alongside Smeaton, one of televisionâ€™s premier comedy writers, Chuck Tatham (MODERN FAMILY, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) joins multiple Canadian Screen Award-winner Mark Montefiore (LETTERKENNY, WHAT WOULD SAL DO?) as executive producer, with Beth Iley (KILLJOYS) serving as producer.
â€œThis is a hilarious series with broad, universal comedy at its heart, from an amazing creative team in Kurt and Chuck together with our talented partners at New Metric Media,â€ said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. â€œCommissioning this new series also provides the opportunity to deliver a hit series for CTV while simultaneously expanding the roster of titles for our Bell Media Distribution catalogue.â€
Cosentino also confirmed that Bell Media Distribution has stepped up to become the seriesâ€™ International Distributor, and has subsequently named New Metric Media as its exclusive Sales Agent for the program.Â CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHINGÂ joins LETTERKENNY in New Metric Mediaâ€™s growing comedy catalogue.
CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is produced by New Metric Media in association with CTV and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund.