CBC Announces New Comedy Schitt’s Creek

Schitt's Creek

A new CBC comedy series "Schitt's Creek" has been announced, and it will star Emmy winners Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

When video store billionaire Johnny Rose (played by Levy), his soap star wife Moira (O'Hara) and their two kids, über hipster son David (Dan Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis 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," an armpit of a town they once bought as a joke.

"I'm just so proud to be doing this show back here in Canada," said Eugene Levy in a press release. "And I can't say enough about the support and encouragement we've received from the CBC. I'm also really excited to be working once again with my dear friend Catherine O'Hara. Catherine and I go back a long way to SCTV and I don't think I've worked with anyone more times in my career. She's an incredible talent. As is Chris Elliott. I've been a fan of Chris's since he was on the Letterman show. I don't think Schitt's Creek could have a more appropriate mayor. And I have to say it's been a kick working with my son Dan. He's been a great partner and an amazing showrunner."

"Eugene and Dan's superb writing will guarantee hilarious results, and it's such a complete honour to collaborate with them as creators, writers, and actors," said Sally Catto, Executive Director of Commissioned and Scripted Programming for CBC English Television. "This remarkable team and the acting talent they have assembled, including the iconic Catherine O'Hara, make this series a dream come true."

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