Kim's Convenience Premiered Season 3 And We Are Hooked

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

Season 3 of Kim's Convince premiered on CBC Television Tuesday, January 8 at 8 pm. (8:30 p.m.). Stream the series' past episodes on CBC Gem.

Photography by @georgepimentel1 & @theacademy Canadian Screen Awards, March 31st

Kim’s Convenience, is the funny, heartfelt story of the Kim family and their downtown convenience store, returns for a third season. Appa (PAUL SUN-HYUNG LEE) and Umma (JEAN YOON) try to be good parents and good partners whether spicing up their love life, navigating the unfamiliar landscape of couples therapy or discovering the pitfalls of shants (shorts + pants). Janet (ANDREA BANG) continues to launch her career as a photographer, while negotiating old flames and new roommates. And Jung (SIMU LIU) struggles to regain his job and his friendship with Shannon (NICOLE POWER) while awkwardly mending fences with his Appa. 

Kim’s Convenience is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who also adapted it for television. Kevin White serves as showrunner, and co-created the series with Choi, who both hold executive producer credits along with Ivan Fecan. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Michelle Daly is Senior Director, Comedy, Scripted Content; and Sandra Pichea is Executive in Charge of Production.

You will laugh and laugh again, every scenes is touching, has life lessons and perfectly comedically timed. We love this CBC comedy! - I'm Here With

Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu, Andrew Phung, Jean Yoon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andrea Bang and Nicole Power (2016-2018). The show won at the Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for best comedy series in 2018!

Jean Yoon and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee play the adorable parents and owners of Ki'm Convenience

Jean Yoon is best known as “Umma" in the hit series Kim’s Convenience (CBC/Thunderbird), earning a CSA nod and the ACTRA Award in 2017. Jean originated the role in the 2011 Toronto Fringe production, putting in 322 performances of the stage play over six years. Notable TV credits include The Expanse, Orphan Black, Private Eyes, Peg + Cat, Save Me, In Contempt, and the CBC miniseries Dragon Boys.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee plays Appa on CBC's Kim's Convince. He is an award-winning actor, writer, comedian and dad. Winner of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role, the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor, and nominated for both ACTRA  and Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Performance, Paul continues to pursue excellence both onstage and onscreen.

Andrea Bang is an actor/writer from Vancouver, B.C. She is best known for playing Janet on CBC's "Kim's Convenience", which earned her a Canadian Screen Award and Leo Award nomination. Other credits include the Canadian productions: "Sunnyhearts Community Centre”, "Convos With My 2-Year-Old", "Adventures in Public School" and "Android Employed". Most recently, a short film she wrote and starred in, "Lucy Dies", was nominated for best Original Script at the Asians on Film festival. When she’s not acting or writing, Andrea creates short sketches/vignettes for her site Inanimate Funnies and watches too much TV. If there was a category for film consumption in one sitting, Andrea would proudly win. 

Immigrating from China with his parents at the age of five, Simu Liu was pushed to excel academically from a young age. After graduating from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, he worked at a top accounting firm for nearly a year before corporate cutbacks suddenly left him without a job. Rather than jumping back into the world of accounting, Simu instead chose to pursue acting, something he had always had a keen interest for. In the four years since, Simu has accumulated a solid resume of roles on television including a regular role on the OMNI miniseries Blood and Water, and guest roles on shows such as Make it Pop, Nikita, Warehouse 13 and Beauty and the Beast. He will next be seen in a recurring role on the upcoming NBC series Taken, based on the film franchise starring Liam Neeson, and on CBC's Kim’s Convenience.

A graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre program as well as Second City's conservatory, Nicole has performed on stage all across the country. Selected credits include roles in Chasse GallerieBonnie and ClydeLegally BlondeLa Cage Aux FollesDog Sees GodAnne of Green Gables and Evangeline. Born in Middle Cove, Newfoundland, Nicole is currently a member of the Soulpepper Academy. 

Andrew Phung is an actor, improviser, and emcee hailing from Calgary, Alberta. Andrew has been performing improv at the Loose Moose Theatre Company since he was 16. He is an alumnus of Avenue Magazines Top 40 under 40 list and is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor/Guest Star in a Comedy Series for his work on Kim’s Convenience. His recent credits include The Beaverton and "Little Italy. Andrew is father to two wonderful boys, and husband to the amazing Tamara. Andrew also has over 400 pairs of, seriously.

Season 3 of Kim's Convince on CBC Television premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 8 pm. (8:30 p.m.)


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