CTV Picks Up Children Ruin Everything Season Two


CTV has ordered a second season of the original comedy series Children Ruin Everything for the 2022-23 broadcast season.

Created by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Kurt Smeaton (Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience), the series follows parents Astrid and James as they raise their two young children in the city and struggle to hold on to their pre-kid life.

Season one, currently airing on Wednesdays on CTV, ranks as the biggest debut for a Canadian comedy among A25-54 since 2019. It also ranks as CTV’s number one comedy of the 2021-22 season. It is set to premiere this year in the U.S. on The Roku Channel.

The Children Ruin Everything cast includes Meaghan Rath (Being Human), Aaron Abrams (Blindspot), Ennis Esmer (Blindspot, Schitt’s Creek), Nazneen Contractor (Ransom, Heroes Reborn), Logan Nicholson (Blue’s Clues & You!), Mikayla SwamiNathan, Dmitry Chepovetsky (Killjoys, Departure), Veena Sood (Corner Gas Animated, The Indian Detective), Lisa Codrington (Letterkenny, Anne with an E) and Darius Rota.

Executive producers for the New Metric Media-produced show are Smeaton, Chuck Tatham (Modern Family, Arrested Development), Mark Montefiore (Letterkenny, What Would Sal Do?) and Rath. Bell Media Distribution is the international rights holder.

“Kurt and our talented partners at New Metric Media have created a timely love letter to child-rearing that has resonated with both parents and non-parents alike,” said Justin Stockman, VP of content development and programming at Bell Media. “By ordering an additional season before the end of its first season run and upping the episode count to 16, we are showcasing our high confidence in the success of this series and look forward to delivering a second supersized season of this relatable comedy.”

“I say this as a proud father: We are thrilled at how well Children Ruin Everything has been received, which is further proof that children really are the root of all evil,” said Montefiore, president of New Metric Media. “We’re looking forward to bringing more laughs and heart, which is what this series is really about, to season two and, of course, continuing our terrific partnership with Bell Media.”