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Links: Schitt’s Creek, Season 4

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy on exploring David’s first functional relationship
“Season 4 felt like an appropriate time to pull back that layer on David’s past, and what his relationships looked like in the past, and how they’d affect how he’d handle himself in a relationship that seems to be quite functional.” Continue reading.

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

Link: Daniel Levy on playing a pansexual character on ‘Schitt’s Creek’
“In many cases, I’ve had people emailing me saying they had never had a point of entry to understanding homosexuality or pansexuality before, and they have been able to understand their cousins or their brothers or their sons or daughters in ways they never had before, until they met David.” Continue reading.

 

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Preview: The schitt hits the fan in Season 4 of CBC’s Schitt’s Creek

It really doesn’t feel like a new year has arrived until CBC’s Tuesday night comedy block of Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms has begun. So, here we are, with Season 4 of the Rose’s madcap adventures in that little town they’ve reluctantly called home.

When we last left them, Moira (Catherine O’Hara) had established herself not only on town council but as a member of the Jazzgals, David (Daniel Levy) had opened a business and begun a relationship with Patrick (Noah Reid), Alexis (Annie Murphy) graduated from high school and Johnny (Eugene Levy) had teamed with Stevie (Emily Hampshire) to run the motel. The Rose’s, who once so badly wanted out of Schitt’s Creek, have finally settled into life there. That’s good because it means a constant expansion of the world for themselves and viewers … and laughs.

When Episode 1—written by Daniel and directed by The Kids in the Hall‘s Bruce McCulloch—kicks off Tuesday at 9 p.m., it’s the day after the Season 3 finale. The motel parking lot is packed for the first time, a nod to the success Johnny and Stevie have made it. It’s a personal triumph for Johnny, who has (hilariously) struggled to find something he’s good at. Yes, I’m happy to see the motel packed, but I do miss the days he spent at a dirty desk in Bob’s garage. Of course, this being Schitt’s Creek, it can’t all be sunshine and rainbows. So when Stevie reveals there’s a dead guy in Room 4—also the name of the episode—things quickly head south, especially when Roland (Chris Elliott) swings by. I love it when Elliott and Eugene Levy are in a scene together; their facial expressions and eye-rolling give me the giggles every time.

Alexis, meanwhile, is indignant that David has gotten romanticly involved with Patrick so quickly, seeing as he was against she and Ted rushing into things.

“Patrick is a sweet little button-face,” Alexis advises her brother. “So don’t mess this up.” And David doesn’t plan to, except he’s worried Patrick might have regrets. As for Patrick … well, he’s not ready to rush into anything. For me, the strength of Schitt’s Creek isn’t just about the funny moments and the miscommunication, but the heart. Patrick and David may be going through a super-awkward time but you’re emotionally invested in them as a couple. The same can be said for Ted and Alexis. My heart aches every time those two are in the same room because of things left unsaid when they broke up.

It promises to be another great season of Schitt’s Creek, especially with one humdinger of a story twist revealed in next week’s second instalment. Hang onto your hats fans, because the Schitt’s going to hit the fan.

Schitt’s Creek airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on CBC.

Images courtesy of CBC.

 

 

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Link: Dan Levy Won’t Turn His Pansexual Schitt’s Creek Character Into a ‘Caricature’

From Taylor Ferber of Vulture:

Link: Dan Levy Won’t Turn His Pansexual Schitt’s Creek Character Into a ‘Caricature’
“Hopefully we get to a place where this kind of conversation is just: We picked a person and we created a character and we told a love story. It was who he was. The pansexuality just felt like something that was so him and so part of his world.” Continue reading.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 67 — The Tim Rozon Entree

Tim Rozon’s first major role was playing heartthrob, Tommy Quincy, opposite Alexz Johnson and Laura Vandervoort for four seasons on the teen drama series Instant Star for TeenNick and CTV. Other leading roles include two seasons playing Mutt Schitt on CBC’s runaway comedy Schitt’s Creek.

Tim has made guest appearances on many of the hit shows made in Canada over the last decade, including: Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Heartland, Lost Girl and 19-2. In addition to acting, Tim produced the documentary feature Shuckers, about the world of oysters and those who shuck them.

When not acting, Tim plays the role of restaurateur in Montreal at his hit restaurants Garde Manger and Le Bremner opposite star chef Chuck Hughes.

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CBC orders Season 4 of Schitt’s Creek

From a media release:

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.

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.

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