Schitt's Creek
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Genre Sitcom
Created by
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Eugene Levy
  • Daniel Levy
  • Fred Levy
  • Andrew Barnsley
  • Ben Feigin
  • Kevin White
Producer(s) Colin Brunton
Running time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Not a Real Company Productions
Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Original network CBC Television
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13) – present (present)
External links
CBC Television's Schitt'$ Creek

Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt$ Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy, that premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015. The series airs in the United States on Pop (previously the TV Guide Network).[1] The series is produced by Not a Real Company Productions.[2] On January 12, 2015, CBC renewed the show for a second season.[3][4] On March 17, 2015, Pop announced that it would continue airing the show in its second season.[5] Season consisted of 13 episodes.[6] Production resumed during the second week of April 2015.[7]

The second season premiered January 12, 2016, on CBC and premiered March 16, 2016 on Pop.[8][9] On February 17, 2016, the CBC announced that they are renewing the show for a third season.[10] On March 3, 2016, Pop renewed the show for a third season. CBC began broadcasting the third season of the show on January 10, 2017. Pop network in the United States began its broadcast a day later, on January 11, 2017. [11]

On March 10, 2017 both networks renewed the show for a fourth season.[12]



The series stars Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose, a wealthy video store magnate and Catherine O'Hara as his wife Moira, a washed up soap star, who, after losing all their money due to their crooked business manager stealing their money and not paying their taxes, are forced to rebuild their lives in their only remaining asset: the small town of Schitt's Creek which they once purchased as a joke gift for the birthday of one of their children. They wind up living in two adjacent rooms of a rundown motel with their pampered thirty-something adult children; a son, David and a daughter, Alexis.[13] The cast also includes Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott,[13] Jennifer Robertson and Emily Hampshire. The show is based on a series of situations which involve the once rich family and their big city, worldly attitudes suddenly confronted by small town living, with honest, down to earth, hard working folk providing the backdrop.

The series is filmed on location in Goodwood, Ontario, which is located in the Regional Municipality of Durham of the Greater Toronto Area and Mono, Ontario, where the motel scenes are filmed.[14] The interior scenes for both Season 1 and 2 were filmed at Pinewood Toronto Studios in Toronto,[15] while the interior scenes for Season 3 were shot at Dufferin Gate Studios in Toronto.[16]

Cast and charactersEdit


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13) March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
2 13 January 12, 2016 (2016-01-12) March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
3 13 January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)


Schitt's Creek has received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes the first season has a rating of 50%, based on 14 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "The title is one of the best jokes of Schitt's Creek, but performances from Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara give the writing a comedic boost."[17]

On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 62 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favourable reviews".[18]

Schitt's Creek has received positive reviews from various media outlets including Los Angeles Times which describes the show as "very funny, beautifully played, sometimes touching and, though its premise is familiar — rich family loses money — quite its own animal."[19] and New York Post who stated that "The Levys nicely develop their fish-out-of-water concept by showing how the family tries to fit in out of necessity."[20]


In 2015, Schitt's Creek's first season received two Directors Guild of Canada awards from three nominations. At the 2016 ceremony, season one received nine Canadian Screen Awards from 16 nominations. Schitt's Creek's second season has received a total of 13 nominations for the upcoming 5th Canadian Screen Awards.[21]

International broadcastEdit

The series was picked up for showing in the United States by Pop (formerly TVGN) and premiered on February 11, 2015.[22][23] The show has also been picked up in New Zealand by TV2 and TVNZ on Demand.[24] The first season is available on-demand on the Australian, British and New Zealand Netflix service. The second season is now available on US Netflix and is available on the Australian Netflix service as of the 1st of February 2017.


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  2. ^ Cummins, Julianna (February 11, 2014). "SCTV alums Levy and O'Hara to star in CBC comedy". Playback. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Schitt's Creek gets greenlight for second season". CBC News. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Schitt's Creek is off to a dazzling start". Toronto Star. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (17 March 2015). "'Schitt's Creek' Renewed For Second Season By Pop". 
  6. ^ "Breaking News - The Rose Family Returns with Second Season of "Schitt's Creek" -". 
  7. ^ "Why the Hit Show Schitt's Creek Is Coming Back". 
  8. ^ "Schitt's Creek". 
  9. ^ Kickham, Dylan. "Eugene Levy comedy Schitt's Creek returning for season 2 on March 16". Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (17 February 2016). "Eugene Levy Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' Renewed For Season 3 In Canada". 
  11. ^ User, Super. "Schitt's Creek season 3 will be released on — January 10, 2017 - PremiereDate.TV". Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  12. ^ Nellie, Andreeva (2017-03-10). "". Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 2017-03-10.  External link in |title= (help)
  13. ^ a b "SCTV stars Levy and O’Hara reunite for a forthcoming CBC sitcom called Schitt’s Creek"., February 10, 2014.
  14. ^ Halliday, Chris (June 24, 2014). "Hockley sets scene for CBC comedy starring Eugene Levy". Orangeville Banner. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  15. ^ Wong, Tony (January 12, 2015). "How Eugene Levy convinced CBC to name his show 'Schitt's Creek'". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Dufferin Gate Studios - Toronto". Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  17. ^ "Schitt's Creek : Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Schitt's Creek : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  19. ^ Lloyd, Robert. "Canadian 'Creek' overflows with good humor". Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  20. ^ Rorke, Robert (2015-02-10). "Eugene Levy & Co. paddle up 'Schitt's Creek' in new sitcom". New York Post. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  21. ^ "2017 Film Nominees -". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 21, 2014). "Pop Picks Up Eugene Levy Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' As First Original Scripted Series". Deadline. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  23. ^ Jue, Teresa (November 17, 2014). "TVGN rebrand Pop announces lineup for 2015, premieres clip from 'Schitt's Creek'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  24. ^ Television New Zealand. "Watch Schitt's Creek Episodes - TVNZ OnDemand". 

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