CTV announced on Wednesday that Aaron Abrams (Blindspot, Hannibal) has been tapped for one of the leading roles in the new half-hour original comedy series Children Ruin Everything. In addition, Ennis Esmer (Blindspot, Schitt’s Creek) and Nazneen Contractor (Ransom, Heroes Reborn) have also signed on to join the cast. These actors join the previously announced lead Meaghan Rath (Being Human, Hawaii 5-0).
Created by Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winner Kurt Smeaton (Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience), Children Ruin Everything is about living with the worst roommates of all: young children. Astrid (Rath) and James struggle to find a balance between being ‘Mom and Dad’ to two kids, and being who they were before offspring. Children Ruin Everything explores the hilarious and varied ways kids can tear down your life and, if you’re lucky, replace it with something you have to admit is pretty okay, too.
Abrams stars as “James”, a supportive and loving husband to Astrid (Rath) and father of two. Positive but anxious, James loves parenting with Astrid but misses the freedom of his pre-kid life. Esmer joins the cast as “Ennis”, James’s co-worker and best friend who wants as few responsibilities as possible, and Contractor plays “Dawn”, Astrid’s successful, blunt, and mildly pretentious sister.
Alongside Smeaton, one of television’s premier comedy writers, Chuck Tatham (Modern Family, Arrested Development) joins multiple Canadian Screen Award-winner Mark Montefiore (Letterkenny, What Would Sal Do?) and Rath as executive producers, with Beth Iley (Killjoys) serving as producer.
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