Being Erica Season 3 starts this September

Good news for fans of [[Being Erica (TV Series)|Being Erica]] – the show has been renewed for it’s third season and returns (in Canada, at least) on 21st September 2010. Awesome news! The last I’d personally heard about Being Erica, the show hadn’t been confirmed for renewal, so I’m super-pleased that Erica Strange (and the gorgeous Erin Karpluk) will have another season.

In the UK, the second season of the show is currently airing on E4. So to those of you in the UK, some of what follows will be spoilery.

Erin Karpluk is back on board as the endearing and adorable Erica Strange. Michael Riley reprises his role as the enigmatic Dr. Tom, while other popular returning cast members include Erica’s ex-boss and new business partner Julianne (Reagan Pasternak), fellow time-traveler Kai (Sebastian Pigott), Erica’s mother Barb (Kathleen Laskey), father Gary (John Boylan) and sister Samantha (Joanna Douglas). Brent (Morgan Kelly) returns as Erica’s former colleague at River Rock Publishing who, this season, is determined to bring down Erica and her new business.

Newcomers this season include Adam (Adam Fergus) who both befriends Erica and is a thorn in her side; Lenin (Brandon Jay McLaren), a new love interest for Samantha; the “bear” couple Dave (Bill Turnbull) and Ivan (Michael Northey), new owners of Goblins café; and the all-powerful Dr. Arthur played by Oscar-nominated actor Graham Greene.

Transformation is the central theme for Season Three. Audiences will see Erica embark on a challenging new phase in her therapy with Dr. Tom, and watch her grapple with taking the next big step toward fulfilling her destiny.

Also back for Season Three is the show’s creative team, creator and executive producer Jana Sinyor (Dark Oracle) and executive producer Aaron Martin (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Best Years), together with executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions (Billable Hours, Canada’s Next Top Model).

I’m kind of glad to hear that drippy Ethan has been written out – nice guy though he was, Erica was clearly craving a bit of excitement. I’m not sure Kai’s “Mr Right” either, but at least there’s never a dull moment with him, right?

Nice twist to see Erica and Julieanne in business together and Brent being in competition with them. I’ve got to hand it to the creative team on Being Erica – they’ve so far avoided sticking the characters in the tedious trap of on/off relationships and they manage to cover a full spectrum of storylines to keep the show not just interesting, but engaging.

Looking forward to seeing Michael Riley reprise his role as Dr. Tom, a character who I’ve warmed to more as I’ve learned about his flaws and the things he did wrong. Brilliant show – if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend you find a channel that’s broadcasting it. It’s playing on E4 in the UK on Monday nights. Season 3 commences in Canada on CBC at 9pm on 21st September.

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