Comedy

Reaction to the Kim's Convenience news

After five seasons, the beloved CBC Comedy announced it is coming to an end in a letter from producers shared via social media yesterday. Members of the cast and crew took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news.
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Yesterday Kim's Convenience fans were shocked to learn that the show's fifth season, which is currently airing on CBC will be its last. 

The news came from the show's producers, shared via the Kim's Convenience social media accounts. 

The final episode of Kim's Convenience will air on Tuesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem and in addition to heartbroken fans, the show's cast took to social media to share their feelings on the announcement, many using the hashtag #OkSeeYou.

Andrew Phung, who plays Kimchee on the show was among the first to react to the news online. He flooded Twitter with a thread of heartfelt and nostalgic tweets, expressing his gratitude for the opportunity and love for the cast, crew, writers and fans of the show. 

He concluded his thread with a tweet reading:

Simu Liu took to Twitter with a more sombre response to the news. 

In his statement, the future Marvel superhero said that he was "heartbroken" by the news and had been extremely excited for the show's sixth season, in which he hoped his character Jung would finally reconcile with his father. Liu also stated that he had been prepared to be in every episode and wanted to participate in both the writer's room and director's role. 

Liu ended his statement by thanking his fellow cast members, crew, writers and network and expressing what an "unbelievable privilege" it has been to entertain the show's fans for the last five seasons. 

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee responded to his castmates' tweets expressing love to both Liu and Phung and stating "I have no words for now. Only a profound sense of loss and sadness."

Jean Yoon's response on Twitter took fans down memory lane, as she said the end of the show marks almost a full decade of Kim's Convenience for her. As it was around this time 10 years ago when she was asked to play Umma in the Toronto Fringe Festival, leading her to act in 322 live performances and 65 TV episodes.

Michael Musi who plays Terence kept his reaction short and sweet, tweeting an image of him and the rest of the "Handy" team, captioned "I'll miss my fam. Thanks for 5 incredible years #okseeyou

Canadian comedian heavyweights Mark Critch from 22 Minutes and Brent Butt from Corner Gas both took to Twitter to respond to the show's news. 

Critch personally mentioned Sun-Hyung Lee and wished him and the rest of the Kim's cast all the best in the future. 

Butt shared a similar sentiment, stating he was surprised by the news but had no doubt that the cast had amazing things in store for them after creating such an incredible program. 

Paul Bae, British Columbian comedian, writer, actor and podcaster, tweeted an image of him and his friend Ins Choi, the creator of Kim's Convenience. Bae congratulated his friend on having "made something [he's] always wanted to see: Asian Canadians on our TVs". 

Catch the final season of Kim's Convenience right here on CBC Gem, subscribe to the Kim's Convenience YouTube channel here, and follow CBC Comedy's Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for the latest on all CBC Comedy series.

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