Kim’s Convenience

About the Show

KIM'S CONVENIENCE is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults. However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home. Father and son have been estranged since.​

Now, Appa and Umma run the store along with Janet who is studying photography at art school. Meanwhile Jung, who secretly stays in contact with Umma and Janet, is trying to turn his life around and recently landed a job at a car rental agency. The world of KIM'S CONVENIENCE is real, colourful and urban - a diverse landscape of people and places and at the heart is the Kim family and their store. While the family continues to work and live, finding humour in the everyday tasks of running the store, they long for the day when the rift between Appa and Jung is mended and the family is whole once again.​

The series stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Appa, Jean Yoon as Umma, Simu Liu as Jung, Andrea Bang as Janet, and Andrew Phung as Kimchee. KIM'S CONVENIENCE is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who also adapted it for television. Kevin White serves as showrunner, and co-created the series with Choi, who both hold executive producer credits along with Ivan Fecan and Albert Schultz.

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Program Name

Kim’s Convenience

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Tuesdays @ 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

Bios

​Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Appa | Kim's Convenience

Jean Yoon

Umma | Kim's Convenience

Simu Liu

Jung | Kim's Convenience

Andrea Bang

Janet | Kim's Convenience

Andrew Phung

Kimchee | Kim's Convenience

Nicole Power

Shannon | Kim's Convenience