CBC COMMISSIONS A SECOND SEASON OF SCHITT’S CREEK DEBUTING IN WINTER 2016

Jan 01, 2014

 

Season one of SCHITT’S CREEK premieres with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, January 13 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

 

 

With the first season of SCHITT’S CREEK premiering this Tuesday, January 13 at 9 p.m., CBC is pleased to announce that the second season has already been greenlit and is set to premiere in winter 2016. The highly anticipated character-driven, half-hour single-camera comedy is co-created by Eugene and Daniel Levy, who also star in the 13-episode series alongside the legendary Catherine O’Hara and rising star Annie Murphy, all of whom are set to return next season.


We could not be more proud of season one of this brilliant comedy series and the talented team behind it,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC Television. “We are confident that audiences across the country will fall in love with Schitt’s Creek this year and eagerly await its return next year.


“This is a very exciting announcement!” said Eugene Levy. “Daniel and I, along with everyone on our production team, have worked extremely hard to give CBC, and allCanadians, a funny, entertaining half hour of television and we could not be more appreciative of the ongoing support CBC has shown us.”


The series centres around a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke.With their pampered lives now abandoned, they must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family, all within the confines of their new home.


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 EugeneLevy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.


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Find SCHITT’S CREEK online: Website:cbc.ca/schittscreek Facebook:facebook.com/schittscreek Twitter: twitter.com/schittscreek #schittscreek


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. Schitt’sCreek 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.


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 strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation 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.


For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre. Follow CBC’s publicity team on Twitter @CBC_Publicity.


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For more information, please contact:

Kylie McGregor

Entertainment publicist, CBC

Kylie.McGregor@cbc.ca

416 205 8638(office) /416 948 6181(mobile)