KAN, Israel’s public broadcaster, has recommissioned July August Productions to produce Season Two of its hit sitcom Checkout! (local title: Cash Register).
Checkout! is a behind-the-scenes look at the clash of cultures and characters in a dysfunctional supermarket in a central district of Israel. Each episode follows the daily lives of the store’s crazy staff and equally eccentric customers.
Season One of the show won over critics and audiences in Israel, with ratings more than 30% above the average on Channel 10, the show’s original home. Season Two will see 20 half-hour episodes produced, shooting in August and September for a 2019 premiere.
Red Arrow Studios International distribute the finished tape and scripted format of Checkout! worldwide.
Amit Stretiner, Managing Director of July August Productions, said: “We are delighted that KAN has recommissioned our comedy series for another season. The first series was more successful than we ever imagined, and it will be great to bring back our family of characters and introduce some new supermarket employees and customers.”
Tal Fraifeld, VP of programming at KAN, said: “We are always looking for comedy series that resonate with our audiences and appeal to a wide cross-section of ages. Checkout! does that beautifully – with a universal, everyday setting that lends itself to a host of comedy characters. We are delighted to bring the show back for a second season”.