It’s one more time for Marito Lopez.
The Salvadoran comedian/actor, one of Canada’s top headliners, is starring in the comedy series One More Time.
The 13 x 30′ series is a workplace comedy about D.J. (Demers), the hard-of-hearing manager of a second-hand sporting goods store, and the team of “enthusiastic” employees he leads. D.J.’s optimistic, community-oriented outlook on life is challenged at every turn, as he and his team struggle to keep the small independent shop alive.
Joining Demers and Lopez in the cast are actor and comedian Geri Hall, Daniel Beirne, Elise Bauman, emerging actor Seran Sathiyaseelan and Dayton Sinkia.
The cast also includes Nadine Bhabha, Chris Robinson and Maddy Foley.
A CBC original series, One More Time is produced by Counterfeit Pictures.
Season one directors are Melanie Orr, Cory Bowles, Gabe and Yael Staav.
Demers said: “From the writers to the cast to the producers to the CBC, everyone involved in this show is top notch and incredibly adept at papering over my flaws. I know this phrase gets bandied about, but this is truly a dream come true and I can’t wait to share it with Canada.”
Dan Bennett, partner at Counterfeit Pictures, added: “We are long-time fans of D.J.’s stand-up. As a comic and performer D.J. is incredibly smart, talented, and he has genuine charm. We are very excited to bring his humour and unique point-of-view to Canadian audiences.”
One More Time premieres on CBC Gem and CBC in winter 2024.