Being Erica may sound like a far-out sci-fi series — it's about a time-traveling therapy patient — but at its core, it's a story about a woman with regrets, who tries not to make the same mistakes again.
"It's confusing to people who haven't watched it," Erin Karpluk, who portrays Erica Strange, tells TVGuide.com. "It's not a science-fiction show, it's an hour-long comedy-drama and the time travel is a catalyst for Erica's growth and development."
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Being Erica, the Canadian dramedy about a time-traveling therapy patient, is the latest import to be adapted for American audiences.
ABC is developing a U.S. version, which will be written by Eastwick's Maggie Friedman. It's executive-produced by David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions, who also produce the original. Being Erica airs on the CBC in Canada and SOAPnet in America. The third season of the series will premiere in the U.S. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Being Erica returns for Season 3 in January
The original Erica stars Erin Karpluk as a therapy patient who travels back in time to fix her past mistakes. The show averages around half a million viewers in Canada. The series is a hot commodity across the globe, airing in more than 160 countries, including the U.K. and Spain.
Karpluk told TVGuide.com on Thursday that she was initially nervous about someone else playing Erica Strange. "Hold on! There's only one Erica, here," the actress recalls saying during format pitch meetings.
Still, if the story line and formatting turn out great, Karpluk says...
Being Erica will return to SOAPnet Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 11/10c, a network rep confirmed to TVGuide.com.
The third season of the Canadian-based series will focus on a new chapter in Erica's therapy, as well as...