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Emmy-nominated comedy Schitt’s Creek returns for sixth and final season January 7 on CBC

From a media release:

CBC today announced that its critically acclaimed original hit comedy series SCHITT’S CREEK (14×30) returns for its sixth and final season on Tuesday, January 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), airing on the same day and time across Canada and the U.S. This season, the Roses are achieving huge success in their careers and personal lives, forcing them all to contemplate their inevitable next steps. The series is also available on the free CBC Gem steaming service.

Co-created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, the series is nominated for Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Catherine O’Hara), Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy) and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes. Since its debut in 2015, SCHITT’S CREEK has been recognized with more than 95 award nominations and 35 wins to date and appeared on more than 30 ‘Best Of’ lists in 2018.  Most recently, TV Guide called SCHITT’S CREEK “the best show on TV right now.”

SCHITT’S CREEK is a half-hour, single-camera comedy starring an ensemble cast including Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy, and Karen Robinson.

Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is produced in association with CBC and Pop TV and distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

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Link: “Letterkenny,” a surreal Canadian comedy to rival “Schitt’s Creek”

By Helen Rosner of the New Yorker:

Link: “Letterkenny,” a surreal Canadian comedy to rival “Schitt’s Creek”
“Letterkenny” is darker at heart, laced with more sex and drugs and physical violence than your standard half-hour comedy—but somehow it’s played lightly and balanced out by a profusion of surreal, almost over-the-top structural devices: strikingly symmetrical shots, characters whose faces are never seen, characters who undergo entire narrative arcs without ever appearing at all. Continue reading. 

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Links: Holy Schitts! Emmy goes up the Creek with nominations for Levy, O’Hara and the series

From Bill Brioux of Brioux.tv:

Link: Holy Schitts! Emmy goes up the Creek with nominations for Levy, O’Hara and the series
That yelp you hear from Canada are folks cheering the multiple nominations for Schitt’s Creek, which originates on CBC and also airs Stateside on Pop TV. The series and lead actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara were all nominated. Continue reading.

From Aisha Harris of The New York Times:

Link: Eugene Levy on His Emmy Nods and the Heart of ‘Schitt’s Creek’
“It’s very nice to know that your show is seen on the same playing field with a lot of great television comedies that are out there.” Continue reading.

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Link: Goodwood, Ont., becomes tourist hot spot as the backdrop of Schitt’s Creek

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

Link: Goodwood, Ont., becomes tourist hot spot as the backdrop of Schitt’s Creek

Goodwood, Ont., is the Schitt and couldn’t be prouder. The picturesque bedroom community north of Toronto, population 663, is also known as Schitt’s Creek for being the site of many key locations in the hit comedy series of the same name. It has attracted busloads of international tourists hoping to see the sets and stars. Continue reading.

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Links: Schitt’s Creek, Season 5 finale

From Chris Harnick of EOnline:

Link: Schitt’s Creek lets Catherine O’Hara be ridiculous—and she’ll be forever grateful
“When it’s a word like ‘amazing’ or like ‘astonish,’ it’s just fun to break up the syllables with way too much pausing in between, like, ‘a-stonish,’ just for no good reason…There are certain words that beg to be stretched out or beg to be destroyed.” Continue reading.

From Carrie Courogen of Garage:

Link: How ‘Schitt’s Creek’ turned Catherine O’Hara into a couture queen
“Moira Rose is such a wonderful example of how fashion has no age limit. This is a woman who loves her legs and has no qualms about showing them off. She knows what she likes and is so free in her approach to how she gets dressed every day. I love Moira for that.” Continue reading.

From Christine Linnell of the Advocate:

Link: Emily Hampshire shines in Schitt’s Creek season finale
“Speaking for myself, this show has changed my life — not just in terms of getting a job that pays and being on a TV show, but my life has just opened my heart in ways I didn’t think existed.” Continue reading. 

From Lea Palmieri of Decider:

Link: Emily Hampshire on her huge ‘Schitt’s Creek’ moment: “I got my dream in the best way possible”
“Stevie breaks my heart. Mr. Rose breaks my heart. When I read it, and just even reading on the page, it just gets me. All of her relationships really hit a nerve for me. So I was glad that she got to express herself more rawly.” Continue reading.

From Justin Kirkland of Esquire:

Link: For Dan Levy, the end is just the beginning
“I stand behind the idea of never taking advantage of the audience you’ve built and putting 110 per cent into the show until you’re finished.” Continue reading. 

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