Good news: CBC's Kim's Convenience will reopen for a second season of laughs

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      Here's some encouraging news, Canadian TV fans.

      One of Canada's first Asian Canadian sitcoms has proved to be a smash success with audiences—and they're going to be open for business to deliver even more amusing antics.

      The CBC announced today (December 20) that it will renew its hit comedy series Kim's Convenience.

      The series is based on Ins Choi's stageplay about a Korean Canadian family who run a convenience store in Toronto.

      Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon star as immigrant parents Appa and Umma while Simu Liu and Vancouver's Andrea Bang star as their children Jung and Janet. The cast includes Andrew Phung as Jung's friend Kimchee and Nicole Power as Jung's manager Shannon.

      Season 2 will air in the fall of 2017.

      In the meantime, the Season 1 finale, which consists of two episodes airing one after the other, will be broadcast on December 27 at 8 p.m. on CBC.