“Mr. D.” Is Back For Season 2

CBC's breakout comedy returns after a great first season run.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

After a permiere season that saw nearly 1.3 million viewers, CBC-TV’s hilarious breakout comedy "Mr. D" returns for its second season starting tonight.

"Mr. D" centers around an under-qualified teacher trying to fake his way through a teaching job just as he fakes his way through life, and the lead character is played by stand-up comedian Gerry Dee. His teaching style hasn’t gotten any better and his ego hasn’t gotten any smaller as this new season kicks off. The staff and students of Xavier will be confused and entertained as they will once again become embroiled in his antics throughout the school year.

Canadian comedian and actor, Russell Peters, is set to guest star in the first episode of the season.

Dee, who was a private school teacher for nine years before giving it up for comedy, has since headlined as a performer at Just for Laughs as well as was a finalist on the reality comp "Last Comic Standing." "Mr. D" was created by Gerry Dee and Michael Vople and stars Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Booth Savage, Bette McDonald, and Naomi Snieckus. The series is filmed in Halifax.

Catch "Mr. D" on Monday nights at 8pm beginning Monday, January 7th.

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