Run the Burbs 5 August 2022: ‘Independence Day’ on CBC
Series 1 – Eps 5 – Independence Day – Andrew tests Leo’s ability to walk to school alone as Camille takes a reluctant Khia bra shopping. Ramesh takes a stand at Bubble Bae when he learns he’s not a regular customer.
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About Run the Burbs
Created by comedian, writer and actor Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience) and his best friend and collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend (The Secret Marathon), Run the Burbs follows the Phams, a young, bold Vietnamese-South Asian-Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest, while changing the way we think about contemporary family values and life in the burbs. Phung executive produces, writes, and stars in the series as stay-at-home dad Andrew Pham, living and loving with his entrepreneurial, executive wife and two kids. Joining Phung on screen forming the balance of the Pham family are actor and comedian Rakhee Morzaria (Note to Self, Private Eyes) as Andrew’s wife Camille Pham; and rising young stars Zoriah Wong (Nancy Drew) and Roman Pesino (Odd Squad) as their children Khia and Leo Pham.
The Pham fam are joined in the burbs by a cast of friends, family, and neighbours played by an illustrious roster of Canadian talent including Ali Hassan (Laugh Out Loud) as Camille’s father Ramesh, YouTube sensation Julie Nolke (Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self) as Camille’s best friend Sam, Jonathan Langdon (Utopia Falls) as next door neighbour Hudson, Simone Miller (Detention Adventure) as Hudson’s daughter Mannix, Samantha Wan (Second Jen) as local bubble tea café owner Cathy, Candy Palmater (The Candy Show) as neighbour Candy, comedian Chris Locke (Workin’ Moms, Mr. D) as neighbour Sebastian, and Baroness von Sketch Show’s Aurora Browne as neighbourhood permit assassin Barb.
A CBC original comedy, Run the Burbs is produced by Pier 21 Films. Executive Producers are Laszlo Barna, Nicole Butler and Bill Lundy (for Pier 21 Films), Andrew Phung, Scott Townend, and Aleysa Young. Shebli Zarghami serves as executive Producer and showrunner. Jessica Daniel is producer. Co-executive Producers are Matt Kippen and Wendy Litner. Nelu Handa is consulting producer. Season One directors include Aleysa Young, Peter Wellington, Joyce Wong, Melanie Orr and Justin Wu.
This show is broadcast on CBC.