Original Series Second Jen Returns for Second Season, Beginning August 4 on OMNI Television
– Second-generation buddy comedy features all-female creative team, touching on hot-button topics like racism and sexism in the workplace –
– Season 2 introduces new cast members Lovell Adams-Gray (Slasher) and Oscar Moreno (Shadowlands) –
TORONTO (July 24, 2018) – Second Jen, the groundbreaking original scripted comedy series following the adventures of two second-generation millennials and their friends, returns this summer with an all-new season featuring fan favourites and fresh faces, beginningSaturday, Aug. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on OMNI Television (check local listings). Co-created, co-executive produced, and starring Filipino-Chinese-Canadian Amanda Joy as Jennifer “Mo” Monteloyola and Chinese-Canadian Samantha Wan as Jennifer “Jen” Wu, the six-part, 30-minute episode season is inspired by their real-life experiences, as they sort through commitment issues, career challenges, and the awkwardness of dating.
“We’re excited to bring a second season of this multicultural original series to OMNI audiences,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “Through OMNI, we’re committed to delivering compelling content that reflects the stories of all generations amongst the communities we serve, and Second Jen is a great example of how we are delivering on that promise.”
Older, saucier, and no longer relying on their over-protective families, Mo and Jen are now grappling with the world of ‘adulting,’ as their childhood friends begin to establish successful careers and get married. Season 2 features an all-female creative team, with Carly Heffernan (Nurse Redelle, Second City), showrunner and head writer, at the helm. Amanda Joy has written three out of six episodes this season, including “Like A Girl,” “The Book of Jenesis,” and “Wall Squirrelly,” while Samantha Wan co-directs “Like A Girl,” alongside series director Romeo Candido.
Joining Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan as season regulars are Nile Séguin (Alister, The Beaverton), Lily Gao (Karen,Blood and Water), and new cast member Lovell Adams-Gray (Marcus, Slasher). Rounding out the culturally diverse cast are Janet Lo (Bunny, Diary of the Dead), Timothy Lai (Eric, How to Be Indie, Degrassi: The Next Generation), Caroline Mangosing (Maryjun, How to Be Indie), Carly Heffernan (Nurse Redelle, Second City), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Harrison,Star Trek: Discovery, Cardinal), Ho Chow (Mr. Hsu,Bad Blood, The Strain) and new cast member Oscar Moreno (Diego, Shadowlands). Buzz-worthy headliners from Canada’s comedy scene make special guest appearances, including Mark Andrada, Jim Annan, Craig Lauzon, Gary Rideout Jr., Pat Thornton, and comedic actress Patrice Goodman.
OMNI will air the season’s previous episode at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by a new episode at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Audiences can catch-up on Season 1 on the OMNI Television website, www.OMNItv.ca, and on Rogers on Demand.
Second Jen is produced by Don Ferguson Productions (DFP) in association with Rogers Media. Executive Producers are Don Ferguson, Lucy Stewart, and Kevin Wallis. Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan are co-executive producers. Carly Heffernan and Romeo Candido are co-producers. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Senior Vice President of TV & Broadcast Operations.
Social Media Links
Second Jen on Twitter: @second_jen
Amanda Joy on Twitter: @NotAmandaJoy
Amanda Joy on Instagram: @NotAmandaJoy
Amanda Joy on Facebook: Facebook.com/AmandaJoyMedia
Samantha Wan on Twitter: @SamNqWan
Samantha Wan on Instagram: @SamNqWan
Samantha Wan on Facebook: Facebook.com/Samantha.Nq
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Rogers Media PR on Twitter: @RogersMediaPR
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About Don Ferguson Productions
Don Ferguson Productions Limited (DFP), established by award-winning comedy creator Don Ferguson, has a reputation for nurturing new Canadian comedy talent while teaming up with the best of Canada’s established writers, directors and producers. Co-creator of the long-running TV specialsAir Farce New Year’s Eve and TV series Royal Canadian Air Farce, Don Ferguson is chief executive of the production company, whose in-house team of creative producers and business personnel oversee all aspects of content development, production and distribution. For more information, visit comedy.ca.
About OMNI Television
OMNI Television is Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster. Available in 11 million Canadian households, the OMNI brand includes the national TV channel OMNI Regional plus five local television stations. OMNI offers a wide range of locally produced and acquired programming in more than 20 languages, including news, current affairs and entertainment content in Cantonese, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Punjabi. OMNI is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit OMNITV.ca.
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