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Season 1 of CBC's Canadian television sitcom series Kim's Convenience was picked up for a 13-episode order and began airing on October 11, 2016.


Originally set to premiere on October 4, 2016, on CBC, the series premiere was delayed to October 11, 2016, with back-to-back episodes, so it would not conflict with the Toronto Blue Jays' American League Wild Card Game.[1] The first season consists of 13 half-hour episodes.

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# Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate
1 Gay Discount.jpg Gay Discount Ins Choi & Kevin White Peter Wellington October 11, 2016
After being accused of homophobia, Appa creates a gay discount during Pride. Meanwhile, Umma tries to find a "cool Christian Korean boyfriend" for Janet.
2 Janet's Photos.jpg Janet's Photos Ins Choi & Kevin White Peter Wellington October 11, 2016
When Janet's photos start getting attention from admirers, Appa tries to prove he's a better photographer. Meanwhile, Jung decides to apply for a promotion at the car rental agency, to the dismay of Kimchee and Umma, though for different reasons. Jung ends up getting the promotion to be Assistant Manager.
3 Ddong Chim.jpg Ddong Chim Garry Campbell Peter Wellington October 18, 2016
Jung draws the wrong kind of attention from his boss when he gives Kimchee a ddong chim (Korean "wedgie") at work, which Kimchee takes exception to. Mr. Kim commissions Janet's friend, Gerald, to take his photo instead of asking Janet.
4 Frank and Nayoung.jpg Frank & Nayoung Ins Choi & Kevin White Dawn Wilkinson October 25, 2016
Mr. Kim is frustrated with Frank (Derek McGrath), a repairman who talks too much, while Janet's cousin Nayoung (Soo-Ram Kim) visits from Korea, challenging Janet's sense of what it means to be 'Korean.' Jung and Shannon get tickets to a Toronto Raptors game, but Jung starts to wonder if Shannon thinks it's a date.
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Wingman Garry Campbell James Genn November 1, 2016
Mr. Chin asks Mr. Kim to be his wingman on a date, which is fine until Mrs. Kim tags along. Janet asks Jung to help her fix a dripping pipe at the store, but the repair is interrupted by an intruder. After the intruder leaves, a police officer enters the store and mistakenly believes that Jung is the thief, and cuffs him. Her partner Alex (Michael Xavier) later arrives and vouches for Jung, as they were childhood friends. Alex becomes reacquainted with Janet, who both appear smitten with each other.
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Rude Kid Sonja Bennett James Genn November 15, 2016
Mr. Kim scolds Janet's professor's 5 year-old kid when he misbehaves in his store. Janet tries to stay in her teacher's good graces, but unintentionally upsets and offends her father. Jung discovers Kimchee is making extra money by moonlighting for a carsharing company, illicitly using Handy Car Rental cars. Shannon believes it is Terence who is responsible, and is thinking about firing him.
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Hapkido Ins Choi Dawn Wilkinson November 22, 2016
Janet takes a Hapkido class but Mr. Kim thinks he knows more than her teacher (Tommy Chang). Jung runs into Grace Lee (Eileen Li), an old flame; they both discover that their meeting was not accidental but part of a plan by their mothers to get them back together. Jung and Grace rekindle their high school romance.
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Service Rebecca Kohler James Genn November 29, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Kim's relationship is tested when Mr. Kim offers the attractive new female pastor (Amanda Brugel) some free items from the store. Janet dates Jung's friend, Alex, and Jung pretends to be cool with it.
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Best Before Story by : Kevin White and Ins Choi, Teleplay by : Anita Kapila James Genn December 6, 2016
Mr. Kim tries to prove that "best before" dates mean nothing when Janet objects to his selling expired ravioli. Both Mr. Kim and Janet get sick from eating something. Mrs. Kim's serving up her homemade galbijjim at the church bazaar when a surprise visit by Jung forces her to admit that she's embarrassed by his troubled past.
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Janet's New Job Anita Kapila Dawn Wilkinson December 13, 2016
Janet is sick of working for free and finds a job at Handy Car Rental, putting Jung in a difficult position. While working there, she notices that Jung and Shannon are attracted to each other. Mr. Kim hires Gerald to work in the store, but makes Gerald nervous and clumsy whenever he is around. Mr. Kim ends up firing Gerald, and Janet agrees to come back as long as she is now paid and is allowed to take coffee breaks.
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Handyman Kevin White Dawn Wilkinson December 20, 2016
Mr. Kim fixes a broken toilet for Kimchee; Jung hides out with Shannon; when Edwin Carter (Kevin Bundy), an old acquaintance and dancing partner of Mrs. Kim's drops by, Janet believes there's more to their prior relationship. Edwin and Mrs. Kim demonstrate their dance moves to Janet, but Mr. Kim walks in, and they stop dancing and Edwin soon leaves.
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Appa's Lump Anita Kapila Peter Wellington December 27, 2016
Mr. Kim finds a lump on his back and goes in for a biopsy. Janet wins an award at school. Shannon brings Jung to a work event which may also be a date, when he learns of his Dad's surgery and leaves to go to hospital. Because her mother and father are at the hospital, Janet decides to skip the awards celebration and keep the store open. Mr. Kim returns home and appears to be fine, but doesn't seem to remember Jung's hospital visit to see him.
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Family Singing Contest Ins Choi & Kevin White Peter Wellington December 27, 2016
Janet signs a lease with Gerald and Semira but doesn't know how to break the news to her parents. Mrs Kim really wants her family to beat the Parks at the church's family singing festival, but Jung is reluctant to join them while Janet hopes entering the contest will put Umma in a good mood to receive her news; Mr. Kim gets attention for his new SUV. Jung is surprised to learn that Shannon has a new boyfriend, Alejandro, (Marco Grazzini), whom she brings to the church festival, resulting in Jung realizing he may have feelings for her.

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