CBC ORDERS SEASON FOUR OF HIT ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES SCHITT’S CREEK
Mar 10, 2017
Series nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards in 2017 including Best Comedy
CBC today announced the renewal of hit comedy series SCHITT’S CREEK. Currently airing its third season on CBC, the acclaimed series is co-created by and stars father-son duo Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, who also serves as showrunner. SCHITT’S CREEK returns with Season 4 in winter 2018.
“I am thrilled that the Rose family will continue to grace Canadian audiences with their presence for another year,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. “During its first three seasons, Schitt’s Creek has proven each year to be an unwavering national hit and it continues to garner critical acclaim. We know that the talented team both behind and on-screen will brilliantly bring to life a fourth season.”
One of Canada’s most-watched comedies, the award-winning series draws a total reach of more than 1.6 million weekly and an average audience of 877,000 (2+ AMA) Season 3 to date on CBC, with 37% of viewers in the 25-54 demographic.*
SCHITT’S CREEK has been recognized with 39 award nominations and 16 wins to date, including 2016 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy for Daniel Levy and Best Comedy Performance for both Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. At the 2017 Canadian Screen Award Industry Gala for Creative Fiction held on March 8, Emily Hampshire was named best supporting actress in a comedy for the second year in a row.
SCHITT’S CREEK is a half-hour single-camera comedy starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Jennifer Robertson and Emily Hampshire. The series follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC, the SCHITT’S CREEK season 3 finale will air on April 4.
Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
*Source: Numeris TV Meter, Jan. 10 – Feb 7, 2017, CBC Total Tues 9-9:30pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV (CBC)
POP’S MOST WATCHED ORIGINAL SERIES “SCHITT’S CREEK” RENEWED FOR SEASON FOUR
Emmy® Award Winning Talent Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott, Alongside Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Emily Hampshire Set to Return in New Season
Season Three Finale Airs Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT
LOS ANGELES – March 10, 2017 – The “Rose” parade of high-brow comedic characters living in a low-brow backwater town will return for a fourth season, as Pop announces its renewal of the critically acclaimed scripted television series SCHITT’S CREEK. Series co-creators and father-son team Eugene and Daniel Levy continue as executive producers and writers.
Now in its third season on Pop, which will air the finale on Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, SCHITT’S CREEK is the network’s most-watched original series (Nielsen L+7, P2+) with more than a half million nightly viewers. Season three is up double-digits from season two (+20%) and season one (+39%), with all key demos delivering significant increases.
Recently hailed by Vanity Fair for their “fearless, nuanced, out-there comic brilliance,” screen legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara return as Johnny and Moira Rose in SCHITT’S CREEK season four alongside Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, who star as their adult children David and Alexis. Chris Elliott, who stars as the town mayor Roland, also returns in season four, as well as series regulars Emily Hampshire, Sarah Levy and Jennifer Robertson.
“SCHITT’S CREEK has become a brand-defining television series for Pop—a culturally relevant, clever, full of heart comedy that is perfect for these crazy times,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Season after season, we are seeing significant audience growth, heightened buzz, critical acclaim and award-season chatter. We expect even more in season four.”
Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. (Pop)