TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2020 – Following a successful first season run, hit CTV Original Comedy series JANN returns for its second season Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found beginning Sept. 21. Featuring co-creator and star Jann Arden, Season 2 consists of eight half-hour episodes – up from its six-episode first season –with special guest star Sarah McLachlan appearing in the premiere episode.
Set and filmed in Calgary, Season 1 of the critically acclaimed comedy is the most-watched new Canadian comedy series of the 2018-19 broadcast season, and garnered three Canadian Screen Awards nominations, including Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actress, Comedy for Arden, and won Best Comedy Series at the 2020 WGC Screenwriting Awards.
“Viewers have been waiting, and we’re delighted to return JANN to the schedule to anchor CTV Mondays and kick off our fall schedule,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Jann and her team have delivered another must-see season, filled with guest stars and surprises that we can’t wait to unveil.”
“Jann’s” hilarious attention-drawing antics continue as the second season picks up immediately following last season’s cliffhanger finale, where viewers were left wondering: would Jann 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 sets out to win her family and ex-girlfriend Cynthia (Sharon Taylor) back, as tensions arise between Jann and her new manager Cale (Elena Juatco), who lines up music gigs that are outside of Jann’s comfort zone. Throughout the season, Jann also faces a number of musical rivals, both old and new.
Guest stars for Season 2 include singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan as herself; Canadian singer-songwriter, k.d. lang as herself; actress Elisha Cuthbert (THE RANCH, HAPPY ENDINGS) as school board parent Liz; singer, host, and actress Keshia Chanté (SOUL, PRIVATE EYES), as up-and-coming singer Nia Taylor; as well as Miguel Rivas (THE BEAVERTON, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW) as Jann mega-fan Nigel; Cynthia Loyst, co-host of CTV’s THE SOCIAL, as a local talk show host; and more
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 (OPEN HEART, 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 Sammie; and Keaira Pliva (TIN STAR) as Jann’s niece Frankie.
On the Season 2 premiere of JANN, titled “What Did Jann Do?” (Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Jann cuts her Burning Woman Tour short to be there for the birth of her sister Max and brother-in-law Dave’s baby, and is surprised when nobody is happy to see her. She becomes determined to patch things up with her family and her on-again, off-again girlfriend, Cynthia. Meanwhile, a musical rival (guest star Sarah McLachlan) tracks Jann down, and she’s pissed. Episodes of JANN are directed by Ron Murphy (WYNONNA EARP, TRAILER PARK BOYS).
CTV.ca the network’s social accounts (@CTV) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will roll out exclusive videos throughout the season, providing fans with a social extension of the series featuring unforgettable moments with Jann and the cast. The exclusive social and digital content includes behind-the-scenes blooper reels, outtakes, and featurettes including “Inside The Episode” – where the cast takes viewers inside key moments from Season 2.
Season 1 of JANN is also available to stream on CTV.ca and the CTV app for fans who want to revisit the inaugural season or catch-up.
JANN was co-developed by Bell Media and Project 10 Productions and is produced by Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films in association with CTV.
JANN is executive produced by Andrew Barnsley and Ben Murray for Project 10 Productions, Tom Cox and Jordy Randall for SEVEN24 Films, and Randy Lennox for Bell Media. 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 President, Bell Media.