Sort Of

Season 3 | premieres on CBC Gem on November 17th

Sort Of  is a big-hearted series about Sabi Mehboob, a fluid millennial who straddles various identities from bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they’re in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career. When Sabi’s best friend 7ven presents them with an opportunity to live in the “queerest place in the galaxy,” Sabi instead makes the decision to stay and care for the kids they nanny after their mom has a serious bike accident. Do they regret it? Sort of. A coming-of-age story, Sort Of exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable… to anyone.

Season 3 production team


Bilal Baig
Fab Filippo


Fab Filippo (301, 305, 306, 308)
Shamim Sarif (302, 303, 304, 307)


Jessica Daniel


Bilal Baig (301, 305, 307, 308)
Fab Filippo (301, 303, 307, 308)
Tricia Fish (306)
Ian Iqbal Rashid (302, 304)

Consulting producers

JP Laroque
Caroline Habib

Associate producers

Natasha Minott
Bridie McDonnell

Production manager

Chantal Kemp


Bilal Baig
Gray Powell
Amanda Cordner
Ellora Patnaik
Supinder Wraich
Ali Hassan
Kaya Kanashiro
Aden Bedard
Raymond Cham Jr.
Becca Blackwell
Kareen Vaude
Varun Saranga
Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves
Alanna Bale
Grace Lynn Kung

Executive producers

Bruno Dubé
Jennifer Kawaja
Bilal Baig
Fab Filippo

Co-executive producers

Andrea Glinski
Laura Perlmutter
Ian Iqbal Rashid
Tricia Fish

2023 Content Innovation Awards

Shortlist – Representation & Inclusion Award – Scripted
Shortlist – Best Returning Scripted Series

2023 Venice TV Award

Nomination – Comedy

2023 LEO Awards

Winner – Male performance, web series – Dhirendra

2023 ACTRA Awards Toronto

Winner – Members’ Choice Series Ensemble Award

2023 Rockie Awards

Nomination – Comedy Series: English language

2023 WGC Awards

Nomination – Comedy Series Finalist, “Sort of 2gethr”, written by Jenn Engels
Nomination – Comedy Series Finalist, “Sort of Amsterdam”, written by Kyah Green & Léa Geronimo Rondot

2023 Canadian Screen Awards

Winner – Best Comedy Series
Winner – Best Direction, Comedy – Fab Filippo
Winner – Best Writing, Comedy – Bilal Baig, Fab Filippo
Winner – Best Picture Editing, Comedy – Marianna Khoury
Winner – Best Original Music, Comedy
Winner – Best Lead Performer, Comedy – Bilal Baig
Winner – Best Guest Performance, Comedy – Amanda Brugel
Nomination – Best Direction, Comedy – Joyce Wong
Nomination – Best Writing, Comedy – JP Larocque
Nomination – Best Picture Editing, Comedy – Hugh Elchuk
Nomination – Best Sound, Fiction
Nomination – Best Production Design or Art Direction
Nomination – Best Costume Design
Nomination – Best Original Music – Song – “Superpowers”
Nomination – Best Supporting Performer, Comedy – Amanda Cordner
Nomination – Cogeco Audience Choice Awards

2022 Peabody Awards


2022 GLAAD Media Awards

Nomination – Outstanding Comedy Series

2022 C21 International Drama Awards

Winner – Best Comedy-Drama Series

2022 Gotham Awards

Nomination – Oustanding performance in a new series

2022 Rose d'Or Awards

Nomination – Comedy Drama & Sitcom


Winner – Diversify TV Awards – LGBTQIA+ representation

2022 DGC Awards

Winner – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series – Sort of Gone
Nomination – Best Production Design – Comedy or Family Series – Sort of Back Again
Nomination – Best Picture Editing – Comedy or Family Series – Sort of Gone
Nomination – Best Picture Editing – Comedy or Family Series – Sort of Back Again

2022 GLAAD Media Awards

Nomination – Outstanding New TV series

2022 Canadian Screen Awards

Winner – Best Comedy Series
Winner – Best Writing – Sort Of Gone
Winner – Achievement in Makeup
Nomination – Best Direction, Comedy – Sort Of Mary Poppins
Nomination – Best Direction, Comedy – Sort Of A Party
Nomination – Best Writing, Comedy  – Sort Of Back Again
Nomination – Best Writing, Comedy – Sort Of Mary Poppins
Nomination – Best Photography, Comedy
Nomination – Best Picture Editing, Comedy
Nomination – Best Sound, Fiction
Nomination – Best Production Design or Art Direction, Fiction
Nomination – Best Costume Design
Nomination – Best Achievement in Casting, Fiction

2022 Writers Guild of Canada Awards

Winner – Best Comedy series – Sort Of Gone
Nominations – Best Comedy Series – Sort of Back, Sort of Mary Poppins and Sort of Stable

2022 CAFTCAD Awards

Winner – Costume Design – Contemporary (TV East)

2022 ACTRA Toronto Awards

Winner – Member’s Choice Series Ensemble Award
Nomination – Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming of Female – Amanda Cordner

2022 Rockie Awards

Winner – Program of the year
Nomination – Comedy Series: English language

2022 CCE Awards

Winner – Best Editing in TV Comedy – Sort Of Back Again
Nomination –  Best Editing in TV Comedy – Sort Of Gone 

2021 Peabody Awards

Winner – Entertainment category