Production Underway on Season 2 of CTV’s Hit Comedy JANN

— October 1st, 2019

– Sarah McLachlan, Elisha Cuthbert, and Keshia Chanté set to guest star –
– Eight-episode second season filming in Calgary –
– Season 2 of JANN set to premiere as part of CTV’s mid-season schedule –

CALGARY (October 1, 2019) – CTV, in association with Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films, announced today that production has begun on Season 2 of its hit MADE® in Canada comedy series, JANN. Filming in Calgary, Season 2 consists of eight, half-hour episodes, up from its six-episode first season.

Season 1 of the critically acclaimed comedy reigns as the most-watched Canadian comedy series of the 2018-19 broadcast year. Starring multi-platinum award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself, Season 2 of JANN joins CTV’s mid-season schedule in early 2020.

Guest stars confirmed for Season 2 include singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan as herself, actress Elisha Cuthbert (THE RANCH, HAPPY ENDINGS, 24, The Girl Next Door) as school board parent Liz, and singer, host, and actress Keshia Chanté (SOUL, PRIVATE EYES), as up-and-coming singer Nia Taylor.

“Most days I have to pinch myself as this series has been such a wonderful surprise in my life,” said Jann Arden. “I work with incredibly gifted and creative people and we promise to bring more laughs and gut-wrenching moments this season than we did in our first season. Everyone is so excited to be filming and to get this party started!”

“Coming off JANN’s incredible first-season run, we can’t wait to give fans more from the breakout series they've quickly come to love,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. “We look forward to continuing our creative partnership with Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films on this hilarious series anchored by Jann’s natural and relatable comedic brilliance and an incredibly talented and witty ensemble cast.”

In Season 2, Jann’s (Jann Arden) hilarious and self-deprecating, attention-drawing antics continue, as the series picks up immediately following last season’s cliffhanger finale. Viewers were left wondering whether Jann would embark on a tour or stay behind to help her mother Nora (Deborah Grover), who’s showing early signs of memory loss, and sister Max (Zoie Palmer), who was put on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy.

This season, Jann’s idea of thoughtfulness may be a little over the top, as she sets out to win over her family and ex-girlfriend Cynthia (Sharon Taylor – all while still attempting to regain her long-lost fame. Meanwhile, tensions rise with Jann and her new manager Cale (Elena Juatco), who lines up new music gigs that are outside of Jann’s comfort zone. Hilarity ensues throughout the season, as Jann also faces a number of musical rivals.

Returning cast starring alongside Arden in JANN are Zoie Palmer (PURE, DARK MATTER) as Jann’s sister Max; Deborah Grover (ANNE WITH AN “E”) as Jann’s mom Nora; Patrick Gilmore (Travelers; You, Me, Her) as Jann’s brother-in-law Dave; Elena Juatco (DARK CARGO, SCHITT’S CREEK) as Jann’s manager Cale; Jason Blicker (F/X: THE SERIES, STATE OF GRACE) as Jann’s former manager Todd; Sharon Taylor (Bad Blood) as Jann’s ex-girlfriend Cynthia; Alexa Rose Steele (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) as Jann’s eldest niece Charley; Ceilidh MacDonald as Jann’s niece Sam; and Keaira Pliva (TIN STAR) as Jann’s niece Frankie.

Set and filmed in Calgary, JANN was co-developed by Bell Media and Project 10 Productions and is produced in association with Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films.

JANN is executive produced by Andrew Barnsley and Ben Murray for Project 10 Productions, and Tom Cox and Jordy Randall for SEVEN24 Films. Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper created the series and also serve as Executive Producers with Jennica Harper Showrunning. For Bell Media, Chris Kelley is Production Executive; Sarah Fowlie is Director, Comedy Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is Executive Producer, and President, Bell Media.

Source: Numeris, BY 2018-19 (Sept. 25, 2018 – Aug. 25, 2019). Final data.

About Project 10 Productions
Project 10 is a global television production company with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles specializing in scripted comedy. The company works closely with high-profile talent to develop and produce compelling content for the worldwide marketplace. The principal executives for Project 10 Productions Inc. are Andrew Barnsley, Ben Murray (Toronto) and Andrew Moncrief (Los Angeles). Leveraging their considerable strengths and decades of experience with those of partner and three-time MLB All-Star Vernon Wells, Project 10 has established itself as a go-to partner for domestic and international creators, broadcasters and distributors alike.

About SEVEN24 Films
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over 100 industry awards and nominations. In addition to the People’s Choice Award-winning series, WYNONNA EARP, current projects include FORTUNATE SON, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, DARK CARGO, a noir thriller for YouTube™ Premium, JANN, the #1 new Comedy on CTV, and the hit family series HEARTLAND, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in production on its thirteenth season for CBC and UPtv. Previous projects include YOUNG DRUNK PUNK for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner BOREALIS, the Gemini Award-winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series BURN UP.

Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award®-nominated Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Resurrecting the Champ.

About Bell Media Original Productions
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include critically acclaimed drama CARDINAL; record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; the original international TV format THE LAUNCH; satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; comedy series JANN; culinary series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. New medical drama TRANSPLANT, mystery drama ALBEDO, and documentary series POP EVOLUTION join CTV’s lineup of Canadian original programs. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are CTV Sci-Fi Channel’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CTV Drama Channel’s mystery dramedy CARTER; CTV Comedy Channel’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; Crave Original hit comedy LETTERKENNY, upcoming mockumentary NEW EDEN, and apocalyptic new original comedy series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; and animated series LITTLEKENNY. Discovery is home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and original series DISASTERS AT SEA, in addition to new special MAKE IT TO THE MOON, among others. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

About CTV
CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital platforms CTV.ca, CTV Throwback, CTV Movies, and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV comes from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

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