Everything about Schitt’s Creek, eh?

Link: Schitt’s Creek may be an awful title, but CBC’s new comedy is really, really good

From David Berry of The National Post:

I have no idea what your reaction to hearing that the CBC was going to air a show called Schitt’s Creek was, but mine was to roll my eyes so hard I almost pulled a calf muscle. Never mind that legitimate comedic treasures Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy were attached — hell, that might have even made it slightly worse, given the recent track record of Canadian comedy legends in sitcoms — that name just reeked of overstraining humour, like putting wacky glasses on a watermelon before you splatter it. I could practically taste the desperation sweat. Continue reading.

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Link: Schitt’s Creek premieres January 13 on CBC

From CBC:

Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are up Schitt’s Creek
SCTV alumni Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are teaming up in the highly anticipated comedy, Schitt’s Creek, premiering on CBC Television this January. The filmed-in-Canada comedy series stars Levy as a filthy rich video store magnate, Johnny Rose, who finds himself suddenly broke and forced to move his spoiled family to Schitt’s Creek — a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke. Continue reading.

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Link: Schitt’s Creek gets US broadcaster

From Deadline:

Pop Picks Up Eugene Levy Comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ As First Original Scripted Series
Pop, the soon-to-be-rebranded TVGN, has picked up Schitt’s Creek, the 13-episode Canadian comedy series created by and starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy. Schitt’s Creek, which marks the first original scripted series in the history of TVGN, will be part of Pop’s launch slate, joining a half dozen unscripted and docu-series announced earlier this month. Continue reading.

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Link: Celebrity overkill inspires Schitt’s Creek

From Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter:

Eugene Levy on Celebrity Overkill Inspiring ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Comedy
“Now there’s so much red carpet coverage at every event. All you’re seeing is people asking, ‘What are you wearing, who are you wearing.’ I’ve never seen so much style and money and fashion in your face,” the American Pie star told The Hollywood Reporter from MIPCOM. So Levy partnered with his son, Daniel Levy, to co-create and star in the Canadian-made comedy Schitt’s Creek. Their goal was to explore what would happen if the Kardashians’ fast-expanding media empire suddenly fell apart and went bust. Continue reading.

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