Is the popular comedy show Schitt’s Creek is set to return for another season? Let’s find out.
In 2015, the father-son duo of Eugene and Dan Levy introduced the audiences to a satire like no other – ‘Schitt’s Creek’. The eccentric, single-camera, situational comedy was developed by CBC in Canada and telecasted on Pop TV in the United States for its entire run of 6 seasons. The series saw universal acclaim for its sharp-witted writing, quirky humour, and acting prowess of the cast, and became a sleeper hit when it found a home on Netflix. Even though Dan Levy had originally intended to not extend the show beyond five seasons, he decided on doing an extra one to meet the network’s demand. The show’s success was path-breaking for Canadian television as it found a cult following in audiences around the world. It swept the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards winning 9 awards in total, setting a new record. So, now that the show has been cancelled by CBC is there hope for Schitt’s Creek to return with a new season?
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‘Schitt’s Creek’: Odd. Off-beat. Outlandish.
The zany comedy revolved around the insanely rich Rose family, who lost all their fortune one day and were forced to move to a small town called ‘Schitt’s Creek’. This small townwas bought by the patriarch of the family Johnny Rose, played by Eugene Levy himself, as a joke for his son, David (Dan Levy) on his birthday when he was little. Forced to live in a shoddy hotel, the series focused on the “rich-people problems” of this spoilt family of four, and their not-so-pleasant run-ins with the people living in the town.
The show’s satirical take on the “bourgeoise”, smartly mocking the upper-class world, their fickle friendships, their so-called high-class hobbies, as well as typical rich brat and valley girl mannerisms make it TV gold. It also gained widespread appreciation for its portrayal of LGBTQ characters. For instance, Dan’s pansexuality was cleverly summarized in one simple dialogue of his – “I do drink red wine, but I also drink white wine … And I’ve been known to sample the occasional rosé”. Such dialogues just went to show the brilliance of its script.
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CBC cancelled ‘Schitt’s Creek’ after 6 seasons
Dan Levy announced last year that Schitt’s Creek season 6 would be the last season of the series. He revealed, “That’s a wrap, friends. Don’t think my heart has ever felt more gratitude than it did last night. Thank you to everyone who made this little show happen. To my family, thank you for being patient with me while I fussed over every detail, big and small, for six life-changing years”.
Season 6 finale was called “Happy Ending” and fans got exactly what the name suggested. It saw David getting married to boyfriend, Patrick, and being walked down the aisle by sister, Alexis (Annie Murphy). The finale also indicated what the future would hold for the family as the family now had enough money to leave the motel and suggested at Moira (Catherine O’Hara) returning to acting and Johnny having a new business idea with investors on his side.
The finale was quite conclusive, so is a new season plausible?
‘Schitt’s Creek’ Season 7: Everything we know yet
As of now, season 7 doesn’t seem likely. Creator Dan Levy’s original intent was to make only 5 seasons of the show. However, when the fourth season of the show was on, CBC renewed the popular series for two more seasons, totalling it to a six. It was a creative decision to conclude the series at 6 seasons. In an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter”, Levy was quoted saying, “Season six felt like a great time to end on a high note with our fans and to give them exactly what they wanted without overstaying our welcome”.
Expressing his desire to end the show on a high-note, Dan said, “It was important for me that this show remains something that people cherish and that people go back to and revisit year after year, or put on when they’re feeling blue … and in order to do that, you really need to be aware of when is the right time to say goodbye”.
Considering how the final episode gave fans ample closure, another season of the show doesn’t seem necessary. Nevertheless, several storylines can still be explored such as David’s married life, Alexis’s relationship, and Johnny and Moira’s respective careers; and with the recent Emmy wins the show may have a future in some format. To fans’ relief, the cast is quite tightly knit and that leaves a strong possibility of a reunion a few years down the line. Until then, fingers crossed!