Queer Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' to Return for Sixth and Final Season

Thursday March 21, 2019

Good news and bad news for fans of "Schitt's Creek."

Co-creator and star Daniel Levy, who plays David Schitt, took to Twitter Thursday to announce the comedy would return for a sixth season in 2020 but that it will be the show's last.

"We are very excited to announce that 'Schitt's Creek' is coming back for a sixth season on CBC and Pop in 2020," he wrote. "We also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we have decided Season 6 will be our last.

"We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning. 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," Levy continued. "We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have."

Levy also said the final season of "Schitt's Creek" would have 14 episodes and debut in 2020 on CBC in Canada and Pop in the U.S.

"'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," Brad Schwartz, president of Pop, told Variety. "'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."

"Schitt's Creek," a noted queer comedy, also stars Levy's father Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, and more. The show has gone on to get a cultish following after episodes began streaming on Netflix.

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