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CBC celebrates the end of Schitt’s Creek with new special

From a media release:

CBC today announced a 90-minute viewing event celebrating SCHITT’S CREEK on Tuesday, April 7. This special night of programming kicks off at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) with the final episode of SCHITT’S CREEK followed by BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL, an original, emotional one-hour special, at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL caps off the four-time Emmy®-nominated comedy series, giving fans an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sixth and final season. Directed by Amy Segal, the special includes never-before-seen footage of table reads, audition tapes and heartfelt moments from the very last day on set. Interviews with the creators, cast, journalists and celebrity fans guide viewers through the creation of SCHITT’S CREEK, as well as its incredible rise and cultural contribution. In addition to interviews with Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid and Sarah Levy, audiences will hear from celebrity superfans including Carol Burnett, Cameron Crowe, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Paula Abdul, Amy Sedaris, Johnny Weir and more.

This announcement follows the 2020 Canadian Screen Award nominations, where SCHITT’S CREEK made history, earning a record-setting 26 nominations including Best Comedy Series and nods for performances, writing, directing, costume design, production design, cinematography, hair, editing, sound, and casting.

Since its debut in 2015, SCHITT’S CREEK has been recognized with more than 145 award nominations and 38 wins to date, and has appeared on dozens of ‘Best Of’ lists.

Commissioned by CBC, BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL is produced by Best Wishes, Inc. Representing Best Wishes Inc, the Executive Producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Amy Segal, Andrew Barnsley, and Fred Levy. Amy Segal is the director.

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Nominations announced for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

From a media release:

The nominees for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards were announced today in 141 film, television, and digital media categories by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy). The Awards will be presented in Toronto over five days during Canadian Screen Week, including the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala, which airs live on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday, March 29 at 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT/9:30 PM NT).

The CBC hit series Schitt’s Creek leads both television and overall Canadian Screen Award nominations with 26 in total. These include: Best Comedy Series; Best Writing, Comedy; and Best Direction, Comedy, as well as multiple acting nominations in Best Lead Actor, Comedy; Best Lead Actress, Comedy; Best Supporting Actress, Comedy; and Best Supporting Actor, Comedy. Leading the film categories, François Girard’s The Song of Names received nine nominations in total, including Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design, Achievement in Costume Design, and Achievement in Visual Effects.

For the list of 2020 Canadian Screen Awards nominees, please visit academy.ca/nominees.

“Whether our nominees are household names or not as well known, we are privileged to celebrate their achievements at the Canadian Screen Awards,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Supporting these voices has never been more important, and we are proud to be at the heart of those efforts.”

“What was a moment is now a full-on movement, with Canadians and the content they create finally giving a voice to the vibrant communities they represent,” said John Young, Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “We are honoured to bring well-deserved attention to these incredible creative works.”

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television proudly acknowledges the support of its Leading Media Partner, CBC; its Premier Partner, Telefilm Canada; Platinum Partner, CTV; Principal Partner, Netflix; and its Lead Partners, the Canada Media Fund, Cineplex, and the Cogeco Fund.

Canadian Screen Week – March 23 – 29, 2020
Canadian Screen Week brings together the screen-based industry to celebrate the country’s top talent in the film, television, and digital sectors with a multitude of events that culminate in the live broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service on March 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT / 9:30 PM NT). The week as a whole engages, inspires, and educates Canadians in the media industry and beyond. In addition to five award galas, the fan-favourite Family Fan Day meet and greet event (presented by Shaw Rocket Fund, March 28, 2020) and the Members Lounge professional development conference and coworking hub (March 23 – March 27, 2020) offer both members and the general public the chance to enjoy Canadian Screen Week.

Canadian Screen Award winners and Special Award recipients will be honoured at one of the five gala events: The CTV Gala Honouring Non-Fiction Programming (March 23, 2020); The CTV Gala Honouring Creative Fiction Storytelling (March 24, 2020); The Gala Honouring Digital Storytelling (presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund, March 28, 2020); The Cinematic Arts Gala (presented by CBC Films, March 29, 2020); and the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala (March 29, 2020).

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Link: Interview: Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire

From Charles Trapunski of Brief Take:

Link: Interview: Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire
“What I love so much about her is that when I signed on the show, I really thought that I was going to be the girl behind the desk who gives David and the family their towels, because we didn’t read a script, I didn’t know that Stevie was going to be as amazing as she turned out to be.” Continue reading.

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Link: Schitt’s Creek creator Daniel Levy is open to doing a movie based on the hit show

From Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star:

Link: Schitt’s Creek creator Daniel Levy is open to doing a movie based on the hit show
For “Schitt’s Creek” fans already dreading the end of the series, which began its sixth and final season on Jan. 7 on CBC, there is a glimmer of hope.

Series creator Daniel Levy says he would consider doing a “Schitt’s Creek” movie. Continue reading.

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Links: Schitt’s Creek, Season 6

From Antonia Blyth of Deadline:

Link: Daniel Levy on ‘Schitt’s Creek’s Final Season 6: “You Want to Give the Fans Everything they want”
“You want to give the characters everything they want, and you also want to give the fans everything they want and I think in the final series of a show it’s about marrying those two expectations. There will be times that are slightly more emotional or slightly darker. There will be humour in that. There will be tears in that. There will be joy in that.” Continue reading. 

From Sarah Murphy of Exclaim:

Link: Annie Murphy of ‘Schitt’s Creek’: The Exclaim! Questionnaire
“It feels strange that the show’s ending when it keeps picking up momentum, but it is really nice that we knew we would have six seasons and we weren’t just cancelled halfway through.” Continue reading. 

From Chris Harnick of E! Online:

Link: Dan Levy calls the Schitt’s Creek SAG Awards breakthrough a great way to begin the end of the series
“Every step of this journey to me has been affirmed by the show’s sort of continued success. I think something like this, breaking through into the SAG Awards, is such a huge accomplishment for the show, especially considering how far we’ve come and how small the show still is.” Continue reading.

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

Link: Schitt’s Creek stars reflect on show’s emotional end
“Saying goodbye to all these places we’ve come to know and love, and people we’ve come to call friends and family, is a very melancholic thing. But I guess if you’re feeling a lot, it means you’ve done something right.” Continue reading.

From Chris Harnick of E! Online:

Link: In its sixth and final season Schitt’s Creek is going out on top
In its sixth season, Schitt’s Creek has never been better, and it’s a good—no, great—thing that it’s ending now. Continue reading.

From Kelly Connolly of TV Guide:

Link: Schitt’s Creek Season 6 Review: Fame hasn’t changed the feel-good sitcom
It feels a little beyond the point to announce that Schitt’s Creek is in fact still good, and maybe even better than ever, in its sixth season. Of course, it is. Continue reading. 

From Emily Landau of Toronto Life:

Link: The little sitcom that could
When Schitt’s Creek premiered six years ago on CBC, no one could have predicted the fervent international fandom it would one day inspire. Continue reading. 

From Michael Starr of the New York Post:

Link: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ back for final season with those sharp and thorny Roses
But father/son series creators Eugene and Dan Levy decided on a final go ’round, and I’ll admit that I’m glad they did: both the performances and writing are razor-sharp. Continue reading.

From Jessica Mason of The Mary Sue:

Link: Schitt’s Creek is the perfect winter binge
Whether you haven’t watched it or you’re a diehard fan, this sweet sitcom is the perfect binge while you’re home for the holidays. Continue reading. 

From Kayti Burt of Den of the Geek:

Link: Schitt’s Creek Season 6 review
In the first four episodes, Schitt’s Creek is in no rush to get to the end, but you can see the show starting to plant the seeds for some kind of closure. Continue reading. 

From Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star:

Link: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ stars find surprising meaning in underdog Canadian sitcom’s success
Sometimes you go out with neither a bang nor a whimper but with a laugh — and in the case of “Schitt’s Creek,” a tear here and there. Continue reading.

From Melissa Hank of Postmedia:

Link: Schitt’s Creek stars Annie Murphy, Noah Reid prep for final season
Goodbyes often spark impulsive sentimentality and stars Annie Murphy and Noah Reid admit they swiped a few souvenirs from the show that shot them to fame. After all, what’s a little petty thievery among friends? Continue reading. 

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Schitt’s Creek stars promise “best season yet”
“As a group of people, we’ve all come to really love each other, and our characters are obviously so intertwined in a wonderful way. The way this season is wrapped up is a really beautiful celebration of those things.” Continue reading. 

From Bill Brioux of Brioux.tv:

Link: Schitt’s Creek back tonight for a sixth and final season
“To realize that I’m never going to see Catherine O’Hara walk into a room as Moira ever again is a harsh reality.” Continue reading.

From Danielle Turchiano of Variety:

‘Schitt’s Creek’ boss on how ‘Six Feet Under,’ ‘Friends’ inspired his final season
“I wanted that sense of comfort of knowing exactly where we are. If we’ve done our jobs properly then these characters would have slowly changed over the course of the show — that was the point of it.” Continue reading.

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