From a media release:
Two working parents raising three children under the age of 10 – what could possibly go wrong? CTV announced today that Canadian Screen Award-nominated comedy CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING returns for its third season, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, beginning Sept. 27. A comedic love letter to childrearing, CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING stars Meaghan Rath (BEING HUMAN) and Aaron Abrams (BLINDSPOT), and is created and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Kurt Smeaton (SCHITT’S CREEK). Season 3 consists of 10 half-hour episodes, and was filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ont.
Season 3 finds the Berneys struggling to find balance between raising their 10-year-old, six-year-old, and one-and-a-half year old children. Each episode explores how the demands, needs and whims of the little weirdos they love so dearly shape and change their lives. Whether it’s privacy, relaxing weekends, or an intimate moment, children ruin everything in funny, unexpected, and even heartwarming ways. While Astrid (Rath) and James (Abrams) continue to tackle everyday parenting problems, they also deal with more complicated issues like a tween who wants more independence, a six-year-old who wants to wear crop tops, and a toddler who refuses to potty train. On top of all that, a discovery about one of their kids has Astrid and James wondering if they’ve been doing this parenting thing all wrong.
Returning for Season 3 alongside Rath and Abrams are Logan Nicholson (BLUES CLUES AND YOU) and Mikayla SwamiNathan as Felix and Viv, James and Astrid’s 10-year-old son, and six-year-old daughter; Canadian Screen Award-winner Ennis Esmer (BLINDSPOT, SCHITT’S CREEK) as James’ best friend and colleague Ennis; Nazneen Contractor (RANSOM, HEROES REBORN) as Astrid’s close-to-perfect sister Dawn; Dmitry Chepovetsky (KILLJOYS, DEPARTURE) as Bo, Dawn’s eccentric husband; Darius Rota as Dawn and Bo’s 12-year-old son Corey; Veena Sood (CORNER GAS ANIMATED, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE) as Astrid and Dawn’s over-sharing mother Nisha; and Lisa Codrington (LETTERKENNY, THE LAKE) as James’ ambitious boss Marla. Anna Hopkins (THE EXPANSE, SHADOWHUNTERS) reprises her role as “Disaster Mom,” with Bruce McCulloch (THE KIDS IN THE HALL) and Emma Hunter (MOONSHINE) guest starring.
On the Season 3 premiere of CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING, titled “Therapy” (Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app), while waiting on the results of an evaluation for Viv, Astrid and James feel the pressure of figuring out how to best help their possibly neurodivergent child. But when Viv’s new doctor, guest star Emma Hunter, rubs Astrid the wrong way, Astrid tries coming up with her own strategies for Viv. Meanwhile, at Gero’s Grocery, the enlistment of Fintekoäly – a tech company hired to automate checkouts at Gero’s – makes Marla uneasy.
Season 2 of the CTV Original series was the most-watched Canadian comedy this broadcast season. The first two seasons of CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING are currently available for streaming on CTV.ca and the CTV app with no subscription or sign-in required, as well as Crave. In the U.S., Season 3 of CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING will premiere on The CW.
CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is from award-winning comedy entertainment studio New Metric Media and is created and executive produced by Smeaton and executive produced by Chuck Tatham (MODERN FAMILY, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), multiple Canadian Screen Award-winner Mark Montefiore (LETTERKENNY, SHORESY, BRIA MACK GETS A LIFE, WHAT WOULD SAL DO?), and Meaghan Rath, with Alyson Richards (The Retreat) serving as Producer.