CBC’S SMALL-TOWN HIT STILL STANDING RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON
Aug 24, 2015
Host Jonny Harris returns to take Canadians on a heart-warming and hilarious journey through Canada’s small towns
Towns can apply or be nominated for the second season online at cbc.ca/stillstanding
CBC’s summer hit about small towns with a lot of heart, STILL STANDING, has been renewed for a second season, which will be broadcast in 2016. The unique series follows comedian Jonny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries) as he travels across the country to small towns on the ropes who are managing to keep laughing in the face of adversity. During his week-long stint, he immerses himself in the local culture and mines enough material to put on an original stand-up comedy routine for the residents. Visiting towns from coast to coast, Jonny uses his time to learn what makes each place special doing everything from being challenged to eat a 20 Ib. bag of apples in Berwick, NS, mounting a 10,000 Ib. Harley Davidson in Lytton, BC, befriending a yodelling cowboy in Manitou, MB and being a guest in an eight person town (six person in the winter) in Rowley, AB.
“I’m absolutely thrilled by the response we’ve had and can’t wait to get season two underway,” said comedian Jonny Harris. “When you tune into Still Standing you’re going to get grit, determination, good laughs and even some ‘who knew?!’ moments. I’m looking forward to finding more of these stories.”
Production company Frantic Films is looking for suggestions of small towns to visit for Season Two. They are hoping to hear from small towns that boast a strong sense of community and a narrative of adapting in the face of adversity, after economic and industrial changes in their region. Interested viewers can nominate their town online at cbc.ca/stillstanding.
This season, the series visited Bamfield, BC, Coleman, AB, Souris, PEI, Willow Bunch, SK, Berwick, NS, Oil Springs, ON, Lytton, BC, Manitou, MB, Wawa, ON, Teeswater, ON, Rowley, AB, Buxton, ON and Fogo Island, NF.
STILL STANDING airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. (10 NT) on CBC-TV.
Find STILL STANDING online:
Twitter: twitter.com/StillStandingTV #stillstanding
About Frantic Films
Frantic Films is one of Canada’s leading producers of creative content. It has produced hundreds of hours of award-winning programs that have set ratings records and sold to over 130 countries around the world. With offices in Toronto and Winnipeg, Frantic has also won numerous awards for contributions to the community, corporate leadership and innovation. www.franticfilms.com.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy to modernize the public broadcaster and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians and for future generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime time television programming, and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.
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