CBC Announces New Original Factual Series, PUSH
November 30, 2022
Announced today at CBC Live at Massey Hall by star, Benveet “Bean” Gill, PUSH (8x30, Fenix Film & Television & Small Army Entertainment) is a new original factual series that takes audiences into the inner world of the ‘Wheelie Peeps’, an unlikely group of friends and wheelchair users, bonded by their shared experience of navigating life on wheels. They are self-proclaimed red necks, former exotic dancers, mothers, concert pianists and more. Whether it’s growing a family, fighting social stigma, or jumping back into the dating pool, this determined group of friends is working together to prove that even though their mobility may be limited, their lives and dreams are most certainly not.
Shot in summer and fall 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta, PUSH is executive produced by Sean De Vries and Kaitlan Stewart and produced by Kaitlan Stewart, with consulting producer Benveet “Bean” Gill. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; and Mike Miner is Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs.
PUSH premieres Friday, February 24 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem.