Robson Arms was a half-hour series which, the network said, promised "... to take viewers behind a new door every week at Robson Arms, a once-grand low-rise apartment building in Vancouver’s West End”. John Cassini starred as the Building Superintendent, Yuri, and the various tenants whose interwoven stories provided the meat of each episode were played by an array of name performers, including Margot Kidder, Megan Follows, Mark McKinney, William B. David, Tobias Mehler, Shirley Douglas and Gabrielle Miller.
Other cast members included Gabrielle Rose, Kevin McNulty, Alisen Down, Fred Ewanuick and Zak Santiago, plus cameo appearances from Will Sasso and Brent Butt.
Robson Arms was a co-production between Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions and Halifax-based Creative Atlantic Communications, in association with CTV. The series debuted on CTV during the summer of 2005, with back-to-back episodes playing on Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00pm.
The series went back into production in April 2006, and returned to the CTV schedule on February 10th 2007 at 9:00pm. Announced returning cast members included John Cassini, Fred Ewanuick, Alisen Down, Zak Santiago, Tobias Mehler, Gabrielle Miller and Haig Sutherland. Guests for the new season included Leslie Nielsen, Patrick McKenna and Nancy Robertson of Corner Gas. After a break, reruns of the second season began on CTV on May 20th 2007.
Early in 2008, CTV scheduled what was described as "sneak peek" at the third season, with two new episodes on February 26th and 27th at 9:30pm. New cast members included Dave Foley and Alison Hossack as the new owners of Robson Arms. The final episode aired in June 2008.