Rogers sets Second Jen return

Season two of the comedy will return to OMNI Television next month, nearly two years after its debut.

Don Ferguson Productions’ Second Jen is finally set to return to OMNI Television next month.

Rogers Media’s OMNI this week announced that season two (6 x 30 mins) of the comedy will return Aug 4 to OMNI Television, nearly two years after its season one debut on City and OMNI. Its sophomore season will air Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.

At its 2017 Upfront in June, Rogers said the show was “under review” and did not announce its immediate renewal. OMNI Regional later announced that it would bring the series back for a sophomore season and air the show exclusively on OMNI Television.

Second Jen follows two second-generation Canadians as they try to make it in the big city, away from their overprotective families. Season two will see co-creators and stars Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan grapple with the world of ‘adulting’ as their friends begin to establish new careers and families.

Spun Out‘s Jeff Biederman served as showrunner on season one, this upcoming season sees Royal Canadian Air Farce writer and Second Jen actor Carly Heffernan take the reigns. For season two, Joy has written three out of the series six episodes, while Wan co-directed an episode of the show with series director Romeo Candido.

Exec producers include Don Ferguson, Lucy Stewart and Kevin Wallis. Joy and Wan serve as co-executive producers, while Heffernan and Candido serve as co-producers on the series.

Second Jen stars Nile Séguin (The Beaverton), Lily Gao (Blood and Water), Lovell Adams-Gray (Slasher), Janet Lo (Diary of the Dead), Timothy Lai (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Caroline Mangosing (How to Be Indie), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Cardinal), Ho Chow (Bad Blood) and Oscar Moreno (Shadowlands). Season two will also feature guest appearances from Mark Andrada, Jim Annan, Craig Lauzon, Gary Rideout Jr., Pat Thornton and Patrice Goodman.

Season one of the series is available on OMNI Television’s website and Rogers on Demand.

L to R: Samantha Wan and Amanda Joy