Season 1

Episode 1 – Plan B or not Plan B

Airs April 27, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Caeden stands behind a bar, leaning with his hands clasped lost in thought.

In the series premiere, three performers with disabilities enter the casting room to introduce themselves. Alexia, the first little person to graduate from her theatre program, poses for headshots. Dan, a comedian with low vision, races against the clock to film his submission for an upcoming festival. Actor/bartender Caeden tries to record an audition in an apartment he shares with younger roommates.

Episode 2 – Killing the Dream?

Airs May 4, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Catherine dressed in a Victorian costume sits poised at an elaborate dinner table with a lit candelabra.

Caeden, an actor/bartender with hearing loss, gets a job offer that makes him question everything. Catherine co-produces and stars in a heist film based on her experience of being discriminated against as a Deaf person. 17-year-old child actor and wheelchair user Tai mentors a young actress for her first leading role.

Episode 3 – Northern Stars

Airs May 11, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

A photographer crouches to take an action shot of Rachel high-kicking while bracing on their cane.

While Rachel, a model/musician/activist living with a connective tissue disorder, waits out the pandemic in their hometown of Thunder Bay, Alexia starts apartment hunting in the heart of Toronto. Tai questions the accessibility barriers that impede his independence.

Episode 4 – Hey, Ma!

Airs May 18, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Dan relaxes in a rocking chair across from his mom seated in her sunroom.

Tai's mom encourages him to start taking responsibility to prepare for life after high school. Dan overcomes his dislike of virtual open mics while visiting his childhood home. Rachel collaborates with their music producer and compares notes with their mom, who was a model in the 80s.

Episode 5 – Disability Visibility

Airs May 25, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Tai’s silhouetted between the curtains as he’s about to roll out in his wheelchair onto a bright coloured TV set.

Alexia tries out acrobatics with Korina, a stunt performer who’s also a little person. Tai lands a guest role on a children's TV show to champion diversity. Dan takes a tiki taxi to the island with his mentor Courtney Gilmour to dive into disability and humour.

Episode 6 – Doors Open

Airs June 1, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Catherine performing in a 1920’s dress, as a little girl and her mother lean forward on the theatre chairs to get a better look.

Dan prepares for his first live comedy show since Covid hit and risks trying out new material. After landing in Toronto, Rachel books multiple go-sees with high end fashion designers. Catherine workshops her one-woman show for the first time with other writers.

Episode 7 – Red Light, Green Light

Airs June 8, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Dan stands, arms open with his white cane in hand, on a large stage with blue curtains and a lit "P" monogram sign behind him.

Dan enters a speaker's competition, but a health scare turns his plans upside down. Back in Thunder Bay, Rachel reflects on the dreams they were forced to give up after surgery. Tai joins Andrew Gurza's hit podcast Disability After Dark but starts to question whether he wants to be a voice for the disabled community.

Episode 8 – Highs and Lows

Airs June 15, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Alexia beams as a makeup artist adjusts her hair. Behind her, a stagehand sets up a Christmas tree.

While Rachel's star is rising with a spot on a morning show and a hush-hush booking, Caeden hits a major roadblock when he loses his hearing aids. Alexia warms up her vocal cords for a voice-over session and gets the opportunity she's been waiting for.

Episode 9 – Hollywood Endings...

Airs June 22, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Tai talks into a podcast microphone, his hands gesturing.

With one day left before opening night, Catherine and theatre director Ben Stone face the challenges of a complex stage production featuring a hearing, Deaf and low vision ensemble. Caeden looks for outside opinions on whether he still has what it takes to be an actor. Tai develops his own podcast and scores a fierce and famous guest.

Episode 10 – Curtain Call

Airs June 29, 2022 at 8pm on AMI-tv

Rachel sings into a mic while playing guitar on an outdoor stage.

In the season finale, feeling high from their latest modeling campaign, Rachel summons the courage to perform an original song in front of an audience—including an unexpected guest. Dan is offered a part on a TV sitcom and must figure out how to tweak his character to avoid an ableist trope. Caeden gives it one last shot with his biggest audition yet.

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Wednesdays at 8pm EST on AMI-tv

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