Jann (TV series)

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Jann
GenreComedy
Created by
Starring
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)Calgary, Alberta
Running time20–22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkCTV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 20, 2019 (2019-03-20) –
present
External links
Website

Jann is a Canadian television sitcom which premiered on CTV on March 20, 2019. It stars Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself and is loosely based on events from her life.[1][2] The cast also includes Zoie Palmer, Patrick Gilmore, Deborah Grover, Alexa Rose Steele, and Jason Blicker.[3]

Production on six half-hour episodes began in Calgary in September 2018.[4]

Plot[edit]

Jann (Arden) is a former pop star struggling to cope with turmoil in her personal life, including the breakup of her relationship with her longtime girlfriend and her mother's diagnosis with the early stages of dementia,[5] and trying to rebuild her career in the hope of finally outshining her archrival Sarah McLachlan.[6]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Production on Season 2, consisting of eight episodes, began on October 1, 2019;[7] with Sarah McLachlan appearing in a guest role.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanada viewers
(millions)
1"The Big House"Ron MurphyStory by : Jann Arden and Jennica Harper
Teleplay by : Jennica Harper
March 20, 2019 (2019-03-20)1.01[8]
2"Go With the Flowga"Ron MurphyLeah Gauthier and Jennica HarperMarch 27, 2019 (2019-03-27)N/A
3"Weeknd at Charley's"Ron MurphyMike McPhadenApril 3, 2019 (2019-04-03)N/A
4"Major Party Foul"Ron MurphyLeah Gauthier and Nelu HandaApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)N/A
5"You've Been Soft Served"Ron MurphyLeah Gauthier and Jennica HarperApril 17, 2019 (2019-04-17)1.14[9]
6"WWJD (What Will Jann Do?)"Ron MurphyStory by : Jennica Harper
Teleplay by : Jason Filiatrault and Jennica Harper
April 24, 2019 (2019-04-24)N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jann Arden's narcissistic alter ego shines in CTV's Jann". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  2. ^ Volmers, Eric (2019-03-14). "Typecast? Calgary singer Jann Arden plays a strange version of herself in new CTV sitcom". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ Brioux, Bill (October 7, 2018). "Set Visit: Jann Arden's upcoming CTV series "Jann"". Brioux.TV. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  4. ^ Volmers, Eric (October 12, 2018). "Why Jann Arden insisted Calgary play major role in her new comedy series". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  5. ^ "'I've never felt more empowered': Jann Arden on her TV show, relationships and the future". CTV News, March 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jann: Co-creator Leah Gauthier and showrunner Jennica Harper on developing the series and Jann Arden’s star power". TV, eh?, March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Liszewski, Bridget (October 1, 2019). "Jann: Season 2 Production Underway". The TV Junkies. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  8. ^ "March 18, 2019 - March 24, 2019 (National)" (PDF). Numeris. April 1, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019 (National)" (PDF). Numeris. April 29, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.

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