[Warning: General Season 4 spoilers ahead.]
Last month, Workin’ Moms kicked off Season 4 on CBC for the Canadian crowd (before it will cascade worldwide on Netflix later this year). On top of having the delightful Victor Webster return to continue his Season 3 arc, the new season also welcomes one of our faves, Steve Byers, into the party as Sean, the sperm donor for Bianca and Frankie’s baby boy.
When the pair are concerned about baby Solomon’s appearance, they look into the donor records. And as we saw last week, Frankie places a call and Sean arrives — to a hilarious welcome from Juniper (Aviva Mongillo, who co-starred with Byers in Lifetime’s Glass Houses) — to assuage any fears.
While initially hesitant to engage, Bianca warms up to him, and that continues tomorrow night. I spoke to Byers this afternoon from Spain, where he’s at work on an upcoming international series, about the show and what we can expect in his five-episode arc.
Jumping into a show that’s resonated globally, Byers completely understands the appeal, and had a great time with the cast. “It’s a comedy that rides the edges of wanting to be a dramedy. There are some really interesting dramatic performances within the comedy,” he shares.
“Pretty much everybody I worked with, namely Juno [Rinaldi], was fantastic. I love, love, love Juno.”
With this season set to run a shorter eight episodes, you can expect to see Byers pop in and out all the way through to the end. He marveled at how quickly the season came together, shooting in just two and a half months, and says his character will serve as a window into Frankie and Bianca’s family.
“I think what [Sean is] there to do is to make people appreciate what they have,” he says. “Sometimes knowing something that you craved to know, or things that you want to know, may not always turn out the way you think they will. So just be careful what you wish for.”
Later this year, you’ll also be able to catch Byers reunite with his Call Me Fitz co-star, Jason Priestley, in the new season of Global’s Private Eyes. And he just reunited with that show’s Cindy Sampson on a Christmas movie that should air this holiday season.
“Graeme Campbell, who was the director, was fantastic. Love him and [Cindy]. We had such a great time and better connection on this than Private Eyes because it was so sporadic. [Here], we were working together the whole time and got to appreciate that,” he explains. “It was so safe and comfortable. Arnold [Pinnock] was fantastic and an incredibly kind person. And Samora [Smallwood]. It was a really nice cast.”
Workin’ Moms airs Tuesdays at 9:30 ET on CBC. Last week’s episode is available now on CBC Gem. [Updated May 6th: Season 4 is now on Netflix!] In case you missed it, Byers also guested on Hudson & Rex two weeks ago. You can read more about that here.
Photos Courtesy of CBC.