Pop to End ‘Schitt’s Creek’ After Sixth Season
Pop Network will end its successful comedy series Schitt’s Creek after its upcoming sixth season, the network said Thursday.
The series, with a cast led by Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Chris Elliott, was renewed for a 14-episode sixth season, which will air in 2020 on CBS-owned Pop and on CBC in Canada.
Co-creators Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy announced the renewal and final season of the series, saying that they were “grateful” to finish the series on their own terms.
“We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning. It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow," the two said in a statement. “We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have.”
The series, produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc., follows the riches to rags story of a failed video store magnet and his family who are forced to live a less glamorous life in a small town.
“Schitt’s Creek is that rare zeitgeist show that creates incredible fandom, catalyzes culture, and receives best-of-television critical praise for its intelligence, character development, laughter and heart,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop in a statement. “Schitt’s Creek has given all of us a joyous gift that, in my opinion, places the show among the very best.”
Schitt's Creek airs on Tuesday nights in Canada and Wednesday nights on Pop.
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