Oct 21, 2014
Series premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9 p.m. (9:30NT)
The highly anticipated 13-episode original half-hour scripted comedy series Schitt’s Creek,
starring Emmy winners® Eugene Levy (American Pie, Best In Show, SCTV) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone, Best In Show, SCTV), and Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother, Late Night With David Letterman, There’s Something About Mary) alongside Canadian television personality Daniel Levy (Admission, MTV’s The After Show) will debut with a special one-hour premiere on CBC Television on Tuesday, January 13, featuring two back-to-back episodes beginning at 9 p.m. (9:30NT).
“We’re so proud to have commissioned this CBC original comedy,” remarked Sally Catto, General Manager of Programming, CBC English Television. “Eugene and Daniel have created a brilliant and irreverent series with an outstanding cast. Audiences across the country will love it.”
Filmed in Canada, the original half-hour scripted comedy series centres on filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their two kids, über hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy) who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset - Schitt’s Creek, a depressing little town they once bought as a joke.
Schitt’s Creek is commissioned by CBC, 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 by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
About Not A Real Company Productions Inc.
Not A Real Company Productions Inc. is a Toronto based company founded by the father and son creative team of Eugene and Daniel Levy. With Eugene Levy’s experience in film and television comedy and Dan Levy’s experience as a writer and host for MTV Canada, the company aims to establish itself as a leader in Canada and abroad. Schitt’s Creek is the company’s first major television project. The principal executives for Not A Real Company Productions Inc. are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Fred Levy, and Andrew Barnsley, all of whom have years of experience in Canadian and international television and film production.
About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy to modernize the public broadcaster and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians and for future generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime time television programming, and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.
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For interviews and media inquiries, please contact:
Kylie McGregor, publicist, CBC
kylie.mcgregor@cbc.ca 416-205-8638 (office) 416-948-6181 (mobile)