Fresh TV, in association with Family Channel, announced that production starts today for Season 2 of its hit situation comedy Really Me. Season 2 of the spunky reality show-within-a-show is expected to premiere on Family Channel in Spring 2012.
“We are really excited to continue working with such a stellar cast of young stars and industry veterans for Season 2 of Really Me,” said Tom McGillis, President, Fresh TV Inc. “Viewers can expect to see Maddy and Julia encounter more drama than ever as they continue to negotiate the benefits and pitfalls of being reality TV stars.”
Sydney Imbeau (Marley & Me: The Puppy Years, Supernatural) returns as the plucky, ordinary-turned-famous teenager Maddy Cooper, who won the ultimate contest of starring in her own reality TV show. Kiana Madeira (Salem Falls [post-production], My Babysitter’s A Vampire, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars) reprises her role as Julia, Maddy’s longtime best friend, co-star and partner in crime.
Other returning cast members are Wesley Morgan (Less than Kind, Unnatural History, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Degrassi: the Next Generation) as Maddy’s mega-popular, super-jock, older brother Brody; Azer Greco (The Town Christmas Forgot) as Maddy’s super-genius little brother Clarke; Neil Crone (Little Mosque on the Prairie; Down the Road [post-production]) as her former professional hockey star father Ray; Heather Hanson (G-Spot, Wisegal, The Note, The Dresden Files) as Charlene, VTV’s ambitious producer of Maddy’s reality show; Mike Lobel (The Rest of My Life, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Suck) as DJ, the not-so-bright cameraman assigned to follow the family around; and Seán Cullen (Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town, Wingin’ It, Jimmy Two-Shoes) as Mr. Henshaw, Maddy’s crabby Science teacher who takes great pleasure in giving her giving her detention and failing grades.
Season 2 finds Maddy immersed in more mishaps, drama and embarrassing moments alongside her best friend Julia as they continue to negotiate the awesome benefits as well as the trials and tribulations of being stars on their own reality TV series. Viewers can catch season one of Really Me on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family Channel this fall.
Really Me was developed and produced by Fresh TV, in association with Family Channel and is distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Executive producers are Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, Brian Irving and George Elliot with Alice Prodanou as Co-Executive Producer and Writer. Associate Producer is Robin McLeod and the Producer is Jim Corston. Really Me is directed by Brian Roberts, who is also the creative producer, and Michael Kennedy. The director of photography is Mitch Ness and the production designer is Brian Verhoog.