Dan Levy promises a 'dramatic conclusion' to Tuesday's Schitt's Creek finale

Season One of CBC's hit sitcom starring Dan and Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy ends tonight at 9 (9:30NT) on CBC Television. Season 2 returns next winter.

Season 1 finale airs Tuesday night at 9 (9:30NT) on CBC-TV, Season 2 returns next winter

Schitt’s Creek season finale airs Tuesday on CBC-TV

8 years ago
Duration 5:55
Dan and Eugene Levy give CBC's Suhana Meharchand hints about the upcoming Season 2

The Season 1 finale of Schitt's Creek hits the airwaves at 9 tonight (9:30 NT) capping a successful first season for the hit CBC comedy series.

"It's [going to be] a very dramatic conclusion," promised Schitt's Creek star and co-creator Dan Levy. "I think [it'll be] something that will leave people feeling very satisfied, and yet not satisfied at all," he teased.

Canadian comedy legend Eugene Levy created the show with his son Dan. It centres on the filthy rich Rose family who find themselves suddenly broke and forced to move to Schitt's Creek — a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke. 

Schitt's Creek actors (from left) Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Dan Levy have charmed audiences on the hit CBC comedy. The sitcom that centres on a down-and-out rich family wraps its first season on Tuesday night. (CBC)
Fellow SCTV alum Catherine O'Hara plays his spoiled soap star wife Moira. Dan plays the metrosexual son, David. Annie Murphy plays their socialite daughter, Alexis.

The comedy has been a coup for the CBC, reaching a season average of over a million viewers per episode, the broadcaster said. 

The success comes as no surprise to the father-and-son team who say they set out to make the best show they could.

"It couldn't have gone better," said Eugene. "Viewers love it. The most fun is looking at tweets, and seeing how passionate people are about the show.​"

"It's a very enthusiastic crowd," added Dan, who said he hadn't seen many negative comments about the show.

Dysfunctional dynamic

​Derived from the old idiom "up s--it creek without a paddle" the title hints at the show's main comedic device: the schadenfreude of watching the rich fumble in the world of common folk.

"It's the insiders becoming the outsiders," explained the elder Levy. "It is the fish-out-of-water thing, which is funny, and it's also the family dynamic. This [is a] family learning to come together as a family for the first time."

Schitt's Creek will return for a second season on CBC next winter. Season 2 has also picked up by CBS and Lions Gate Entertainment's Pop cable network in the U.S.

Production on the show, which films in Toronto and Goodwood, Ont., resumes in mid-April.