'Schitt's Creek' Lands American Syndication Deal on Fox
The U.S. is in for a Schitt-storm
Published Oct 03, 2019Canada's favourite family are on their way south of the border. Today, the hit comedy series Schitt's Creek — starring and created Canadian comedy icon Eugene Levy and his "out and proud gay Emmy Loser" son Daniel Levy — announced it has been acquired by Fox Television Stations in a two-year syndication deal with Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury.
"Schitt's Creek will enter syndication on Fox and other television stations throughout the country next fall with one of the most loyal and passionate fan bases on television," Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said [via Deadline]. "It is so rare to have a show like this that appeals equally to viewers, Emmy voters and critics — a testament to its extraordinary gifted cast and writing."
While the series is on its way out following its upcoming 14-episode sixth season, American audiences are nevertheless in for a veritable Schitt-storm. The series will begin broadcasting in the States in September 2020.
Schitt's Creek was nominated for four Emmy categories this year, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the well-deserved nomination of Outstanding Contemporary Costumes.
The sixth and final season of Schitt's Creek premieres on January 7. The show currently airs in Canada on CBC and in the U.S. on Pop TV.
As previously reported, the show is selling off various wardrobe pieces and memorabilia starting today at VSP Consignment in Toronto.