Catherine O'Hara on Schitt's Creek and the joy of playing a bad mom

SCTV alumna Catherine O'Hara is back for the second season of riches-to-rags comedy CBC's Schitt's Creek.

Catherine O'Hara, one of Canada's funniest exports, is back for the second season of CBC's Schitt's CreekThe riches-to-rags comedy follows a bankrupt family forced to move to a town they once bought as a joke. 

The Beetlejuice and Home Alone star joins guest host Tom Power to discuss her return to the city that launched her career, why funny women aren't a shocking new species, and the distinct pleasures of playing a bad mom. 

"Maybe I get it out of my system," she laughs. "I don't know why I love playing parents that have no right to be parents." 

The second season of Schitt's Creek is now airing on CBC TV on Tuesday nights.

WEB EXTRA | Watch the promo for the second season of Schitt's Creek below. 

Catherine O'Hara cozies up with guest host Tom Power in studio q.


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