Son of a Critch, the #1 scripted drama on CBC, made its U.S. broadcast debut on The CW in July. The series, which is based on the award-winning bestselling memoir by Mark Critch, is set in the ’80s when a young Mark is coming of age. Described as a heartfelt look into the preteen’s life, the show centers on the 11 year old’s struggle with feeling older than he is, his penchant for using comedy and self-deprecation to garner friendships, and the connections he makes with the people in his life.
The series has been renewed for a third season, which will be co-produced by The CW, but its journey stateside is in its freshman year. Over half the season is gone and, in its time on the US network, Son of the Critch has become The CW’s #1 Monday night comedy and sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Its next episode, the ninth in a season of 12, premieres Monday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. Titled, “Acting Normal,” the episode follows Mark during production on his school’s Easter play. His place in the production is a new opportunity for him and his father to bond, but when he’s fired, Mark does everything in his power to keep his dad believing he’s in the play so as not to lose his affection.
Below, you’ll find an exclusive clip from “Acting Normal” showing Mark’s audition and Fox’s continued attempt to embarrass him which lands her closer to Mark than she wanted.
Son of a Critch 1×09: Mark auditions for the Easter Play (exclusive clip)
Watch the exclusive clip below:
The synopsis via The CW:
Mark (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) and Mike Sr. (Mark Critch) unexpectedly bond over Mark’s role in the upcoming Easter play. But when Mark is fired from the production, he pretends otherwise to keep his father’s affections. Meanwhile, Pop (Malcolm McDowell) turns to Mary (Claire Rankin) for help after the CRA learns he’s been collecting his dead wife’s pension checks.
Son of A Critch season 1, episode 9 “Acting Normal” premieres Monday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Next day streaming is available on cwtv.com and the CW App.