'Schitt's Creek' Renewed On Pop

Pop (the former TVGN) renewed its first original scripted series, the Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara comedy Schitt's Creek. The sitcom, about a spoiled formerly-rich family forced to make do living in a motel in a depressing town the dad bought years ago as a joke, will come back in 2016 with 13 episodes, the network said.

Created by Levy and his son, Daniel Levy, who also stars, the cast also features Chris Elliott and Annie Murphy. The season finale airs on Wednesday, May 6, at 10 p.m. A scan of February Nielsens show it ranged between 181,000 and 275,000 viewers on a live plus same day basis. For a Multichannel News review of the show, click this link. For the show's site on Poptv.com, click here.

“We struck comedy gold with season one of Schitt's Creek, and now with 13 more episodes on the way, audiences will get to keep falling in love with the Rose family,” Pop president Brad Schwartz said in a release. “Get ready for more laughs and award-worthy performances from some of the best talent in comedy.”

“Wow. A second season on Pop? This is good news! It’s better than good news. My son Daniel and I are thrilled to be associated with such a young, vibrant network. Here’s hoping as Pop grows, so grows Schitt's Creek,” Eugene Levy said in the release.

The show, produced in Canada and airing on the CBC (which commissioned it), is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.