Starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, 'Schitt's Creek' is Pop's most watched original series
Pop isn’t letting its most watched series go anywhere!
Schitt’s Creek, Pop’s original comedy series starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, has been picked up for a fourth season, the network announced Friday morning. The show is currently in its third season, which has shown double digit increases in the Nielsen L+7 ratings compared to its two previous seasons.
“Schitt’s Creek has become a brand-defining television series for Pop — a culturally relevant, clever, full of heart comedy that is perfect for these crazy times,” said Pop president Brad Schwartz in a statement. “Season after season, we are seeing significant audience growth, heightened buzz, critical acclaim and award-season chatter. We expect even more in season 4.”
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Created by Levy and his son Daniel Levy, the show follows the wealthy Rose family after they suddenly lose all of their money and are forced to move to the small backwoods town of Schitt’s Creek, which patriarch Johnny (Levy) bought as a joke. O’Hara plays Johnny’s soap-star wife Moira, and Annie Murphy and Daniel play the couple’s twentysomething children.
In a recent appearance on Entertainment Weekly: The Show, Levy and O’Hara opened up about how much of the series is improvised. “The show is really scripted. Almost 95 percent,” said Levy. “There are times in a scene where we’re feeling on top of it and we might kind of just improvise a moment. And a lot of those times, I’d say most of them, we actually use what is improvised.”
O’Hara added, “Sometimes on the set you’re just inspired because you didn’t know that person was going to do that that way.”
Watch their interview in the clip above.
Schitt’s Creek airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Pop. The show’s third season finale will air April 5