This Life



Set in contemporary Montreal, “This Life” is a family saga focusing on Natalie Lawson, an accomplished columnist and single mother in her early forties whose terminal cancer diagnosis sends her on a quest to prepare her teenage children for life without her. Her tight-knit family – sister, two brothers and parents – do the best they can to help her, while coping with their own responses to this revelation.

  1. Virginia Rankin


  2. Joseph Kay


  3. Richard Blaimert


Series Cast

  1. Torri Higginson

    Torri Higginson

    Natalie Lawson

    20 Episodes

  2. Lauren Lee Smith

    Lauren Lee Smith

    Maggie Lawson

    20 Episodes

  3. Rick Roberts

    Rick Roberts

    Matthew Lawson

    20 Episodes

  4. Kristopher Turner

    Kristopher Turner

    Oliver Lawson

    20 Episodes

  5. James Wotherspoon

    James Wotherspoon

    Caleb Lawson

    20 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

2016 | 10 Episodes

Season 2 finds Natalie Lawson living with hope that her cancer can be stopped, navigating her promising drug trial, and grappling with the return of her ex-husband, David -- who, after a 10-year absence, wants to be a father to their children again. Every Lawson continues to encounter their own set of unique, compelling obstacles. Matthew faces tough choices when it comes to saving his marriage; Maggie goes to surprising new extremes in her late transformation into adulthood; and Oliver puts everything on the line for the sake of his career.

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This Life
This Life


Status Returning Series


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 43m



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