For anyone afraid that life just doesn’t feel Schitty enough, have no fear: broadcaster Pop TV has announced Schitt’s Creek will return for a sixth and final season in January.
The acclaimed sitcom, which garnered four Emmy nominations earlier this year, follows the misadventures of a once-wealthy family as they try to recover after losing their fortune. Their only option: move to the tiny city of Schitt’s Creek, which they bought as a gag gift in the 1990s. Schitt’s Creek has also earned wide praise for the emergence of out-queer co-creator/star Daniel Levy as a major comic talent, and for featuring several frank LGBTQ storylines.
“Schitt’s Creek has become a pop culture phenomenon fueled by the most talented cast and the most passionate fans in all of television, and the final season is sure to be weekly must-watch TV as we see what happens to the Roses,” Pop TV president Brad Schwartz said of the announcement. “It is gut-wrenching to say goodbye, but we know this final season will deliver even more of the heart and humor that has made the series one of the best ever.”
As co-created by Dan Levy and his father Eugene, who also plays the series lead, Schitt’s Creek became the first Canadian sitcom nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards. The new season debuts January 7, 2020.
We’ll leave you with some expert parenting from Rose family matriarch Moira, played by Catherine O’Hara: