Mar 10, 2017

Series nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards in 2017 including Best Comedy

CBC today announced the renewal of hit comedy series SCHITT’S CREEK. Currently airing its third season on CBC, the acclaimed series is co-created by and stars father-son duo Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, who also serves as showrunner. SCHITT’S CREEK returns with Season 4 in winter 2018. 

“I am thrilled that the Rose family will continue to grace Canadian audiences with their presence for another year,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. “During its first three seasons, Schitt’s Creek has proven each year to be an unwavering national hit and it continues to garner critical acclaim. We know that the talented team both behind and on-screen will brilliantly bring to life a fourth season.”

One of Canada’s most-watched comedies, the award-winning series draws a total reach of more than 1.6 million weekly and an average audience of 877,000 (2+ AMA) Season 3 to date on CBC, with 37% of viewers in the 25-54 demographic.*

SCHITT’S CREEK has been recognized with 39 award nominations and 16 wins to date, including 2016 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy for Daniel Levy and Best Comedy Performance for both Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. At the 2017 Canadian Screen Award Industry Gala for Creative Fiction held on March 8, Emily Hampshire was named best supporting actress in a comedy for the second year in a row. 

SCHITT’S CREEK is a half-hour single-camera comedy starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Jennifer Robertson and Emily Hampshire. The series follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke.

Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC, the SCHITT’S CREEK season 3 finale will air on April 4.

Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is 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 internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

*Source: Numeris TV Meter, Jan. 10 - Feb 7, 2017, CBC Total Tues 9-9:30pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV



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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’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.

Media Contacts:

Elizabeth Reid, CBC – elizabeth.reid@cbc.ca – 416.205.2665