CBC Orders Second Season Of Schitt’s Creek

Series is renewed before it even sees its debut, which is set for January 13th.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

With the first season of “Schitt’s Creek” premiering this Tuesday on CBC, the network recently announced that the second season has already been greenlit and is set to premiere in winter 2016.

The half-hour single-camera comedy is co-created by Eugene and Daniel Levy, who also star in the 13-episode series alongside the legendary Catherine O’Hara and rising star Annie Murphy, all of whom are set to return next season.  

“We could not be more proud of season one of this brilliant comedy series and the talented team behind it,” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming at CBC Television, in a press release. “We are confident that audiences across the country will fall in love with ‘Schitt’s Creek’ this year and eagerly await its return next year.”

“This is a very exciting announcement!” said Eugene Levy. “Daniel and I, along with everyone on our production team, have worked extremely hard to give CBC, and all Canadians, a funny, entertaining half hour of television and we could not be more appreciative of the ongoing support CBC has shown us.”

The series centres around a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke. With their pampered lives now abandoned, they must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family, all within the confines of their new home.

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