Son Of A Critch

About the Show

Based on Mark Critch's award-winning, best-selling memoir, SON OF A CRITCH (13x30) is the hilarious and very real story of 11-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the 80s. It’s a heartfelt window into the life of a child - much older inside than his 11 years - using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world. Filmed in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the comedy stars Critch as his father; Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (The Haunting of Bly Manor, Pinocchio) as young Mark; and Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as Pop. Additional cast members include Claire Rankin (Molly’s Game) as Mark’s mother, Mary, alongside newcomers Sophia Powers and Mark Rivera, classmates of young Mark.

A CBC original comedy, SON OF A CRITCH is created by Mark Critch and Tim McAuliffe (The Office, Last Man on Earth and MacGruber) and produced by Andrew Barnsley (Schitt’s Creek). The series is an inter-provincial co-production between Barnsley’s Project 10 Productions Inc. and Newfoundland-based Take the Shot Productions in association with CBC and Lionsgate Television, and is executive produced by Critch, McAuliffe, Barnsley, Ben Murray and Allan Hawco. Renuka Jeyapalan and Anita Kapila serve as co-executive producers with Jeyapalan directing the first four episodes of the series.

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Program Name

Son Of A Critch

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Son Of A Critch airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.

Bios

Mark Critch

Co-creator | Son Of A Critch Co-host | 22 Minutes

Malcolm McDowell

Pop | Son Of A Critch

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth

Young Mark | Son Of A Critch

Claire Rankin

Mary | Son Of A Critch

Colton Gobbo

Mike Jr. | Son Of A Critch

Mark Rivera

Ritche | Son Of A Critch

Sophia Powers

Fox | Son Of A Critch

Press Releases

CBC RENEWS NEW ORIGINAL COMEDIES  RUN THE BURBS, SON OF A CRITCH AND STRAYS

CBC RENEWS NEW ORIGINAL COMEDIES RUN THE BURBS, SON OF A CRITCH AND STRAYS

Continuing its commitment to nurturing world-class Canadian comedic talent, CBC today announced the renewal of new original series RUN THE BURBS, SON OF A CRITCH and STRAYS for their second seasons on CBC and CBC Gem Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2022 PREMIERE DATES

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2022 PREMIERE DATES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2022 slate of programming, including over 20 new and returning original series from Canadian creators, producers and storytellers across all genres. The new winter primetime schedule launches Sunday, January 2 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service. Read More »

CBC AND LIONSGATE REUNITE WITH EMMY WINNING® SCHITT’S CREEK PRODUCER ANDREW BARNSLEY AND PROJECT 10

CBC AND LIONSGATE REUNITE WITH EMMY WINNING® SCHITT’S CREEK PRODUCER ANDREW BARNSLEY AND PROJECT 10

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) are partnering with “Schitt’s Creek” Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning producer Andrew Barnsley and comedian-actor-writer Mark Critch to bring “Son of a Critch” (13x30) to audiences in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Created by Critch and Tim McAuliffe (“The Office,” “Last Man on Earth,” and the upcoming “MacGruber” series) and based on Critch’s award-winning, best-selling memoir Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir, the CBC original series will premiere on CBC TV and CBC Gem in Canada in January 2022, with Lionsgate handling U.S. and international distribution rights. Read More »

CBC SETS FALL SCHEDULE AND UNVEILS 2021-22 PROGRAMMING SLATE, INCLUDING OVER 35 ORIGINAL SERIES FROM

CBC SETS FALL SCHEDULE AND UNVEILS 2021-22 PROGRAMMING SLATE, INCLUDING OVER 35 ORIGINAL SERIES FROM

CBC today announced its fall television and streaming schedule and 2021-22 programming slate for CBC TV and CBC Gem, featuring over 35 new and returning original series from Canadian creators, producers and storytellers across all genres Read More »

Program Name

Son Of A Critch

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Son Of A Critch airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.

Bios

Mark Critch

Co-creator | Son Of A Critch Co-host | 22 Minutes

Malcolm McDowell

Pop | Son Of A Critch

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth

Young Mark | Son Of A Critch

Claire Rankin

Mary | Son Of A Critch

Colton Gobbo

Mike Jr. | Son Of A Critch

Mark Rivera

Ritche | Son Of A Critch

Sophia Powers

Fox | Son Of A Critch