Friday, May 19, 2023

The CW Acquires Comedies 'Children Ruin Everything' and 'Everyone Else Burns'

The CW has acquired two international comedy series Children Ruin Everything and Everyone Else Burns. Both comedies will air their first seasons this fall.

Children Ruin Everything follows Astrid and James as they raise their two young children in the city, while struggling to hold onto their pre-kid life. Illustrating the hilarious and varied ways kids can wreck happiness, alter plans, annihilate goals and dreams, and force parents to re-invent their lives, the series also explores how maybe that re-invented life is somewhat okay, too. Nowhere near as good as that old, really great life. But still kid of nice.

The comedy stars Meaghan Rath, Aaron Abrams, Ennis Esmer, Nazneen Contractor, Logan Nicholson, Mikayla SwamiNathan, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Veena Sood, Lisa Codrington and Darius Rota.

Kurt Smeaton created the comedy. He executive produces with Rath, Chuck Tatham and Mark Montefiore. Alyson Richards serves as a producer. New Metric Media, Bell Media and Sticky Fingers Productions produce.

The comedy has aired two seasons on CTV in Canada. It has already been renewed for a third season. The first season features 8 episodes while the second season includes 16 episodes.

In Everyone Else Burns, blessings be upon the Lewises: a strictly religious family who believe the world will end within the decade. Patriarch David longs for the church to promote him. Long-suffering Fiona hungers for a life beyond sermons and squash. Aaron is a model young believer - except his drawings feature the rest of the family burning in hell. And anxious 17-year-old Rachel is about to fall for someone who could save her social life, but also damn her soul.

The comedy stars Simon Bird, Kate O'Flynn, Harry Connor and Amy James-Kelly.

Dillon Mapletoft and Oliver Taylor created the comedy. They executive produce with Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch. Universal International Studios and Jax Media produce.

The comedy aired its first season on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom earlier this year. The first season features 6 episodes.