CBS and Pop’s original comedy series has been confirmed for a sixth and final season, which will be aired in 2020. The season featuring 14 episodes, which is currently in pre-production, will start shooting in a few weeks.
Confirming the news, the show’s co-creators and father-son duo Eugene and Daniel Levy released the following statement. "We are very excited to announce that 'Schitt’s Creek' is coming back for a sixth season on CBC and Pop in 2020! We also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we have decided season six will be our last."
The Levys also went on to add that they were thankful for the creative freedom given to them while making the show.
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"It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have," the statement went on to add.
"Dan and Eugene have created a brilliant and irreverent series that has struck a powerful chord with audiences in Canada and around the world, fuelled by stellar writing, sharp humor, an outstanding cast and a wardrobe for the ages," said Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC.
"The show's reversal of fortune storyline has been mined not just for comedy but to share an empowering message about acceptance and authenticity. We couldn't be more proud to have commissioned this original comedy and respect the team's creative decision to wrap up the series at a time that feels right for them. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on their achievement and contribution to Canadian comedy legacy."
"'Schitt’s Creek' is that rare zeitgeist show that creates incredible fandom, catalyzes culture, and receives best-of-television critical praise for its intelligence, character development, laughter and heart," said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop.
"'Schitt’s Creek' has given all of us a joyous gift that, in my opinion, places the show among the very best. Everyone at Pop could not be more proud than to have been associated with what Dan Levy and Eugene Levy created alongside this amazing cast and crew. While we will miss this gem with all our heart, we are thrilled that the show will end its run exactly as the show’s creators intended," he added.
'Schitt’s Creek' stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy, and Karen Robinson.
Season 5 is currently airing on CBC Tuesdays at 9 pm (9:30 NT) and in the U.S. on Pop TV, Wednesday nights at 10 pm, ET/PT. The series is also available on the CBC Gem streaming service and the Pop Now App.