CBC greenlights Schitt’s Creek season four
With a third season of strong ratings underway, the pubcaster is targeting winter 2018 for the debut of new episodes.
With Schitt’s Creek in the midst of its season-three run, the CBC has ordered up a fourth season of the half-hour comedy.
New episodes of the show, created by Eugene and Daniel Levy, are set to premiere in winter 2018. U.S. network Pop, which has aired all seasons of the series, also confirmed it will pick up the fourth season.
The series has continued to post strong ratings in its third season, drawing an average audience of 877,000 (2+) thus far, according to Numeris data provided by the CBC. The finale is set to air on April 4. Schitt’s airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and the current season’s final episode is set for broadcast on April 4.
In January, Schitt’s Creek was nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards, including the best comedy series prize. The CSAs main gala will be broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Last year the series won a raft of CSAs, including best comedy and best performance prizes for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.
Produced by Toronto-based Not A Real Company Productions, the series is exec produced by the father-son Levy team as well as Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, and Ben Feigin. Internationally, the show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The series, about a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in the town of Schitt’s Creek, stars the two Levys, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Jennifer Robertson and Emily Hampshire.