Schitt’s Creek named best comedy by Producers Guild of America

The show's sixth season, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, continued its awards domination by besting Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Flight Attendant, Ted Lasso and What We Do in the Shadows.

A fter garnering vast commercial and critical acclaim, including a sweep of the comedy categories at the 2020 Emmys, the sixth season of Schitt’s Creek has been named best comedy by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

The half-hour comedy, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, won PGA’s Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy, fending off stiff competition from Curb Your EnthusiasmThe Flight AttendantTed Lasso and What We Do in the Shadows.

Not A Real Company Productions was formed in 2013 by Dan Levy and Eugene Levy, with Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy, to create Schitt’s Creek. The comedy was commissioned in Canada by CBC and also aired on Pop TV in the U.S. for the duration of its six seasons. The producers listed by PGA in its winners announcement are Eugene and Dan Levy, Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read, Ben Feigin, Michael Short, Kurt Smeaton and Kosta Orfanidis.

In recent months, the show has been riding an arguably unprecedented wave of awards attention for a Canadian series. At the Emmys, Schitt’s won nine awards and broke the record for the most Emmy wins in a single season for a comedy series. Earlier this month it was named Best Musical or Comedy Series at the Golden Globes, where it also bested Ted Lasso and The Flight Attendant, in addition to The Great and Emily in Paris. Earlier in the year, Schitt’s also won ACTRA’s Members’ Choice Series Ensemble Award.