Jann (TV Series 2019– )


Jann (TV Series 2019– )

Jann Arden stars as a fictionalized version herself on a quest for renewed fame.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  7.0 /10
Creator Leah Gauthier
Creator Jennica Harper
Creator Jann Arden
Release Date2019-03-04
Content RatingTV-PG (TV-PG)
Awards3 wins & 7 nominations.
Nora 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Jann 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Max 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Cale 14 episodes, 2019-2020
Todd 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Dave 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Sam 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Keaira Pliva
Keaira Pliva
Frankie 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Charley 10 episodes, 2019-2020
Cynthia 10 episodes, 2019-2020

Jann (TV series)

Jann is a Canadian television comedy series that premiered on CTV on March 20, 2019. It stars Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself and is loosely based on events from her life. The cast also includes Zoie Palmer, Patrick Gilmore, Deborah Grover, Alexa Rose Steele, and Jason Blicker.


Jann is a former pop star struggling to cope with turmoil in her personal life, including the breakup of her relationship with Cynthia, her longtime girlfriend, her mother's diagnosis of early-stage dementia, and trying to rebuild her career in the hope of finally outshining her archrival Sarah McLachlan.

Cast and characters

  • Jann Arden as her fictional self
  • Zoie Palmer as Max, Jann's younger sister
  • Deborah Grover as Nora, Jann's mother
  • Patrick Gilmore as Dave, Max's husband and Jann's brother in law
  • Elena Juatco as Cale, Jann's new manager
  • Jason Blicker as Todd, Jann's long-term manager
  • Sharon Taylor as Cynthia, Jann's ex-partner
  • Alexa Rose Steele as Charley, Jann's eldest niece


Production on six half-hour episodes for Season 1 began in Calgary on September 11, 2018. Production on Season 2, consisting of eight episodes, began on October 1, 2019, and wrapped in early November 2019.

Sarah McLachlan appears as herself in a guest role. Arden has clarified in interviews that she and McLachlan get along well in real life, and their fictionalized rivalry in the television series draws as much from McLachlan's own ideas as Arden's.

Other guests in the second season include Keshia Chanté as Nia Taylor, an up-and-coming new singer signed by Todd after he drops Jann as a client; Elisha Cuthbert as Liz, a school board trustee; and Miguel Rivas as Nigel, a megafan of Jann's.


Jann premiered on March 20, 2019, with its first season becoming the "most-watched" Canadian television series and comedy of the year.

In October 2020, Hulu acquired American distribution rights to the series.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16March 20, 2019April 24, 2019
28September 21, 2020November 9, 2020

Season 1 (2019)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanada viewers
11"The Big House"Ron MurphyStory by : Jann Arden and Jennica Harper
Teleplay by : Jennica Harper
March 20, 20191.01
22"Go With the Flowga"Ron MurphyLeah Gauthier and Jennica HarperMarch 27, 2019N/A
33"Weeknd at Charley's"Ron MurphyMike McPhadenApril 3, 2019N/A
44"Major Party Foul"Ron MurphyLeah Gauthier and Nelu HandaApril 10, 2019N/A
55"You've Been Soft Served"Ron MurphyLeah Gauthier and Jennica HarperApril 17, 20191.14
66"WWJD (What Will Jann Do?)"Ron MurphyStory by : Jennica Harper
Teleplay by : Jason Filiatrault and Jennica Harper
April 24, 2019N/A

Season 2

This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (April 2021)
No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanada viewers
71"What Did Jann Do?"Ron MurphyTBASeptember 21, 20200.74
This episode guest stars Sarah McLachlan.
82"Last Straws"Ron MurphyTBASeptember 28, 2020N/A
93"Tomato, Tomato"Ron MurphyTBAOctober 5, 2020N/A
104"The Go Girls Go"TBATBAOctober 12, 2020N/A
115"Drop the Single"TBATBAOctober 19, 2020N/A
126"Covered in Balls"TBATBAOctober 26, 2020N/A
137"Road Trippin'"TBATBANovember 2, 2020N/A
148"The Tunies"TBATBANovember 9, 2020N/A