Less Than Kind is back for a second season of dysfunctional family fun, moving from City TV to HBO Canada’s revamped Friday night comedy lineup.
The acclaimed series follows Sheldon Blecher (Jesse Camacho), a smart, overweight teenager growing up in Winnipeg’s North End, and his relationship with his off-kilter family. The continuing source of Sheldon’s problems is Sam (Maury Chaykin), his self-destructive driving instructor father; Anne (Wendel Meldrum), his pyromaniac mother; Josh (Benjamin Arthur), his handsome egotistical brother; and Aunt Clara (Nancy Sorel), the somewhat rational family member who tries to hold it all together. With Winnipeg winter as a backdrop, the volatile Blechers struggle to stay together and revive their failing family business, Blecher’s Driving School.
As the 13-episode second season begins, the abrasive Sam is at Death's door, but even Death doesn’t answer when Sam comes knocking. As a result, Anne’s anxiety reaches a breaking point as she tries to be matriarch, nurse, entrepreneur and housewife. While the turmoil at home escalates, Josh is torn between his duties to his family, himself and his girlfriend (but mostly himself). Meanwhile, Sheldon deals with some romantic developments of his own as his best friend – braceface Miriam Goldstein – is becoming more than just a friend.
Season two guest stars include: Dave Foley, George Wendt, Shaun Majumder, Jennifer Irwin, Patrick McKenna, Paul Soles, Susan Coyne, and Henry Czerny. Directors for the second season include Bruce McDonald, Kelly Makin and James Dunnison.
Information on the Season 3 schedule is coming soon.