Feb 08, 2019

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, production company LaRue Entertainment and CBC have announced the highly anticipated return of digital original comedy series True Dating Stories, with eight new episodes available now on the free CBC Gem streaming service.

The eight new episodes feature a fresh batch of real people telling their wildest and most shocking dating stories while hilarious recreations bring them to life. Each episode features a comedic re-telling of the world’s most entertaining dating stories with all the drama, romance and comedy they deserve. These sexy, jaw-dropping re-enactments will make you laugh, cry, and quite possibly swear off dating altogether.

The first season of True Dating Stories earned 2017 Canadian Screen Award nominations for Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media - Non-Fiction and Best Direction in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media, and was nominated for a Banff Rockie Award. The series is created by Andy and Matt King and produced by LaRue Entertainment. The new season taps into emerging directing talent, including Joyce Wong (Wexford Plaza), Zack Russell (She Stoops to Conquer), Erica Genereux Smith, and Allison Johnston. Andy King is also returning to direct. The series is produced by Andrew Ferguson, Tyler Metcalf, Matt King with Juliet Paperny and Tinu Sinha serving as AP and EP respectively. True Dating Stories was written by Emma Malm and Gwynne Phillips, and co-executive produced by Brooks Gray. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Gave Lindo is Executive Director, OTT Programming; Michelle Daly is Senior Director, Comedy; Greig Dymond is Executive in Charge of Production; Mélanie Lê Phan and Zach Feldberg are Executives in Charge of Production, Digital Originals. True Dating Stories is financed by The Canada Media Fund, CBC, Bell Fund, LaRue Entertainment and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Creates Film and Television Tax Credits.


About LaRue Entertainment                                               

LaRue Entertainment is an International Emmy nominated and Canadian Screen Award winning production & distribution company with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. Established in 2008, the company continues to create hundreds of jobs annually for established and emerging film, television, and new media industry professionals.                       

LaRue’s mission is to make a positive contribution to the universe through great storytelling. Combining traditional methods with innovative models, LaRue continues to deliver boundary- pushing premium short and long form content. The company prides itself on being creator driven, and putting the interests of its artists first.                                             

With an extensive network of highly capable talent in front of and behind the camera in the motion picture industry, LaRue’s focus remains to deliver excellence behind the scenes on all projects.                                          

LaRue is represented by APA in Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit our website


About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.


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