CBC RENEWS ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL SERIES STILL STANDING AND BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW

Jul 19, 2016

​CBC RENEWS ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL SERIES STILL STANDING AND BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW

“Jonny Harris and Still Standing is exactly what the CBC should be doing” - Metro News

”...the show [Baroness von Sketch Show] is generating buzz ... and could - should - bring the CBC back to its Kids in the Hall-era sketch comedy glory days.” - Globe and Mail

CBC today announced the renewal of its acclaimed original series STILL STANDING and BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW. Starring comedian Jonny Harris and winner of the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual Series, STILL STANDING has been renewed for a third season (13 x 30). Production is currently underway. All-female sketch comedy series BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (6 x 30), which made its debut in June, has been renewed for season 2 (7 x 30) and will begin production this fall. Produced by Frantic Films in association with CBC, both series will return with new seasons in 2017.

“We are thrilled to announce that Baroness von Sketch Show and Still Standing will be returning to next year’s primetime line-up, “said Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC Television. “These original series have won over audiences and critics alike, and are a testament to CBC’s continued investment in funny, engaging and innovative premium content that resonates with Canadians across the country.”

“The creative teams behind these series have hit it out of the park and we’re thrilled that audiences are responding to their great work,” said Executive Producer and Frantic CEO, Jamie Brown. “Our partnership with CBC has been a true collaboration and the support and promotion they have provided for both shows has been incredible.”

STILL STANDING - Season 2 continues with all-new episodes Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

STILL STANDING follows Canadian comedian Jonny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries) as he explores the country, veering off the main highway to discover the hidden comedy in Canada’s far-flung small towns. Each week, Jonny takes a hilarious and heart-warming journey to find humour in the unlikeliest of places—small towns on the ropes. After immersing himself in the lives of local characters and unearthing the tall tales in these tiny towns, Jonny delivers a rousing original stand-up comedy routine—a toast, not a roast—for the whole community. Upcoming episodes include a visit to Canada’s most northerly mosque in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, sharp-shooting with a former Olympian in Omemee, Ontario, and welcoming a recently-arrived Syrian family in Mabou, Nova Scotia.

BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW - Season 1 finale airs tonight, Tuesday, July 19 at 9:30 p.m. (10 NT)

BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW is an all-female, single-camera sketch comedy series that takes a fresh look at the world’s narcissistic contemporary culture. Fast-paced and irreverent, the series celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes daily lives. Drawing on 15 years of comedy experience and multiple collaborations, the award-winning, talented team of Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen are the writers, stars and executive producers.

-30-

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre.

For more information, please contact:

Cathleen Saville, publicist, CBC
cathleen.saville@cbc.ca
416-205-7976