SCTV alums Levy and O’Hara to star in CBC comedy

Eugene and Catherine Schitt's Creek

Eugene Levy and his fellow SCTV alum Catherine O’Hara are set to star Schitt’s Creek, a new half-hour original comedy series commissioned by the CBC.

The series was created by Levy and his son, Dan, who will also star in the show along with Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother).

Schitt’s Creek will be produced by Eugene and Dan Levy’s production company, Not A Real Company Productions Inc. The series will be the production company’s first major television project.

In Schitt’s Creek, Eugene Levy plays a video store billionaire named Johnny Rose who moves his family – including soap star wife Moira (O’Hara), hipster son David (Dan Levy) and daughter Alexis – to the town of Schitt’s Creek after they go broke.

The CBC has ordered 13 half-hour episodes of the show, and the series is set to go into production in Ontario this spring. The studio portions of the series will be shot in the Pinewood Toronto Studios, Sally Catto, executive director, commissioned and scripted programming for CBC told Playback Daily.

Eugene and Dan Levy will executive produce the show, along with Fred Levy, Andrew Barnsley, and Ben Feigin.