Schitt’s Creek gets U.S. syndication

Debmar-Mercury will handle syndication deals with local TV stations across the country, with off-network episodes set to begin airing in 2020.
Schitt's Creek from CBC Media Centre

Lionsgate subsidiary Debmar-Mercury has acquired U.S. broadcast syndication rights to CBC original comedy Schitt’s Creek.

Headquartered in California and New York, the company will handle syndication deals with local TV stations across the country. Debmar-Mercury is selling the series for the fall of 2020, when off-network episodes are slated to begin airing in the U.S.

The announcement comes with Schitt’s in production on its fifth season, which CBC ordered in March. In the U.S. the show airs on Pop TV. According to a press release from Debmar-Mercury, Schitt’s has grown its audience in each of the four seasons that have aired on the U.S. channel, which is a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate.

Created by Eugene and Dan Levy, the series is produced by Not A Real Company Productions in association with CBC and Pop TV. Executive producers are Eugene and Dan Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Kevin White, Fred Levy and Ben Feigin. The series is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Season five of the series is slated to air on CBC in winter 2019. In addition to the Levys, the series stars Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire and Jennifer Robertson.