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Kim's Convenience stars Andrew Phung and Nicole Power getting their own shows

Two stars of the soon-to-be-finished series Kim's Convenience — Calgary-raised Andrew Phung and Nicole Power, who hails from Newfoundland and Labrador — are each getting their own show.

Calgary-raised Phung will star in Run the Burbs as a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and 2 kids

Two stars of the soon-to-be-finished series Kim's Convenience — Calgary-raised Andrew Phung and Nicole Power, who hails from Newfoundland and Labrador — are each getting their own show. Phung, who played Kimchee on Kim's, will star in Run the Burbs as a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids. Power will star as her Kim's character Shannon Ross in the spinoff Strays. (CBC/Canadian Press)

Two stars of the soon-to-be-finished series Kim's Convenience are each getting their own show, one of which is a spinoff created by the showrunner of the CBC hit comedy.

The public broadcaster says Nicole Power and Andrew Phung will star in new, half-hour original comedies set to launch during the upcoming 2021-22 broadcast season. 

Power, who hails from Middle Cove, N.L., will star as her Kim's character Shannon Ross in the spinoff Strays.

Kim's Convenience co-creator Kevin White also created Ross's new series, which will follow the enthusiastic car-rental agency manager Shannon as she embarks on a new career in Hamilton.

Calgary-raised Phung, who played Kimchee on Kim's, will star in Run the Burbs as a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids.

  • WATCH | Calgary's Andrew Phung on the last season of Kim's Convenience:

Calgary's own Andrew Phung weighs in on the last season of Kim's Convenience

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The actor, who plays Kimchee on the CBC sitcom, says news of the show's last season was bittersweet. Find out why. 2:00

Phung also created the series with his best friend and collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend.

Phung's best friend and collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend, seen here in 2019, teamed up with Phung to create the new series Run the Burbs. (Submitted by Scott Townend)

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