The paint may be peeling, the taps leaking and there may be an unpleasant smell here and there, but there’s never been a better time to move into Robson Arms. Season 3 of the CTV Original Series returns Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET beginning April 28 following Dancing With the Stars (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The season premiere and all-new weekly episodes follows special sneak previews last month that introduced new regular guest star Dave Foley and garnered the series’ highest audiences ever, with 812,000 viewers watching on March 10.*
“Robson Arms maintains a unique brand of unpredictable humour that makes the series a favourite with audiences and critics alike,” says Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Recognized with multiple nominations and awards for its top-notch writing and a high-calibre cast, Robson Arms is comfortable comedy that anyone with a neighbour can relate to.”
In sneak previews earlier this year, Robson Arms introduced comedian Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall) as landlord Chuck Hoskins, a true blue eccentric American who moves north of the border with his wife Trixie (Allison Hossack: Falcon Beach, Another World) after buying everyone’s favourite building in Vancouver’s West End. The new landlords seem as sweet as apple pie – but it turns out this pie has a hair in it. As the season unfolds, machinations of the new owners intertwine with the chaotic lives of the tenants, causing rifts between friends and creating unlikely allies, while Robson Arms’ future hangs in the balance.
Revisit Robson Arms’ Season 1 and 2 in a two-day, 26-episode marathon on Bravo! Beginning Saturday, April 26, Season 1 will air from 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. ET followed by Season 2 on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. A re-broadcast of the first Season 3 sneak preview episode, “Gila Monster,” will air at 4:30 p.m. ET immediately after the Season 2 marathon on Bravo!
In the season premiere, “Mean Girls,” premiering Monday, April 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CTV, Bobbi (Gabrielle Miller) joins S.W.U.T. (Single Women United Together) and it feels like she’s been transported back to the glory days of high school. Popularity contests, backbiting, cruel practical jokes: all good stuff, until her husband-stealing nemesis Sasha (April Amber Telek) shows up to threaten her prom queen status. The season premiere features Gavin Crawford (The Gavin Crawford Show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) a trans-gendered person who Bobbi meets at S.W.U.T.
Having mastered the art of sketch comedy with cult favourite The Kids in the Hall, Dave Foley (Chuck Hoskins) has evolved into one of Hollywood’s leading comedic actors. Today, the NewsRadio alum continues to be one of the most sought after television and film stars. Foley spent four seasons hosting Bravo’s hit series Celebrity Poker Showdown and had recurring roles on Will & Grace and Las Vegas. Foley also starred in the Disney films Sky High and A Bug’s Life. Upcoming projects include the feature film The Strip, where he’ll star alongside Jenny Wade (Rumor Has It) and Rodney Scott (American Dreams).
“The addition of Dave Foley brings a new dynamic to the mix of characters who reflect the diverse population of Vancouver’s West End in Robson Arms,” said Executive Producer and Co-creator Gary Harvey. “It was exciting to witness a comedic master at work!” added Executive Producer and Co-creator Susin Nielsen.
Season 3 guest stars include Shaun Majumder (Unhitched, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) as Jason; Carly Pope (Dirt, 24) as Anke; Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan as himself; Allison Hossack as Trixie; Joe Flaherty (Happy Gilmore, SCTV) as Ramon; Linda Kash (Cinderella Man, Best In Show) as Carol; Patrick McKenna (Trudeau, Duct Tape Forever) as Jason Rogerman; and Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Five Senses) as Phil.
Returning for Season 3 is an impressive and diverse collection of Canadian talent, including John Cassini (Intelligence, Final Days on Planet Earth) as Yuri Kukoc, the appealing but sleazy superintendent; Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas, One Dead Indian) as Bobbi; Fred Ewanuick (Corner Gas, Just Friends) as Nick; Alisen Down (The Life, Mysterious Ways) as Sault; Zak Santiago (Young Blades, Intelligence) as Hal; Jane McGregor (American Venus, Flower & Garnet) as Alicia; and Haig Sutherland (Slither, The Colt) as Fred.
Also starring are Allison Hossack as Trixie Hoskins (Falcon Beach); Kevin McNulty (Nightwatching) as Stanley Wasserman; David Richmond-Peck (Traveler) as Geoff McAlister; Tegan Moss (The Bad Son) as Georgia Goldstein; Colin Foo (Psych) as Bao Tan; Helena Yea (Smallville) as Grandma Tan; Justine Wong (Psych) as Ruby Tan; Gabrielle Rose (Beneath) as Toni Mastroianni-Tan; and Bill Mondy (Johnny Test) as Valentino Kukoc.
Each episode of Robson Arms Season 3 will be made available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca following its television broadcast on Tuesdays beginning April 29 at 9 a.m. ET. Episodes will also be made available the day after broadcast from the iTunes Store in Canada. Robson Arms also extends its brand with eight new mini docs called “The Question”, to compliment Season 3, all available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network. The minis are hilarious behind-the-scenes video clips of the show’s stars answering “questions of the week,” inspired by what happens in that week’s upcoming Robson Arms episode.
Additionally, a brand-new Robson Arms website at RobsonArms.com takes viewers beyond the television screen and into the halls of everyone’s favourite apartment building. Online, fans will find more information about the series, a gallery of images, videos and more.