Schitt's Creek

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Schitt's Creek
Schitt's Creek logo.png
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Directed by
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13[1]
Executive producer(s)
  • Eugene Levy
  • Daniel Levy
  • Fred Levy
  • Andrew Barnsley
  • Ben Feigin
Producer(s) Colin Brunton
Running time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Not a Real Company Productions
Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Original network CBC Television
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13) – present (present)
External links
CBC Television's Schitt'$ Creek

Schitt's Creek is a Canadian television sitcom which premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015. The series airs in the United States on Pop (previously the TV Guide Network).[2] The series was created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy and produced by Not a Real Company Productions.[1] On January 12, 2015, CBC renewed the show for a second season.[3][4] On March 17, 2015, Pop announced that it would continue airing the show in its second season. [5] Season two will consist of 13 episodes.[6] Production is scheduled to resume during the second week of April 2015.[7] The second season episodes will air in early 2016.[8]

The series stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara as Johnny and Moira Rose, a wealthy couple who are forced, after losing all their money, to rebuild their lives in their only remaining asset: the small town of Schitt's Creek, which they once purchased as a joke, where they are living with their two adult children in two adjacent rooms of a rundown motel.[9] The cast also includes Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott,[9] Jennifer Robertson and Emily Hampshire.

The series is filmed on location in Goodwood, Ontario, which is located in the Regional Municipality of Durham of the Greater Toronto Area and Mono, Ontario, where the motel scenes are filmed[10] while the interior scenes are filmed at Pinewood Toronto Studios in Toronto.[11]

The name of the show derives from the idiom "up Shit Creek [without a paddle]", implying an extraordinarily difficult or nearly impossible situation, as if stuck in a boat on a proverbial stream full of feces, unable to move one's self out of a terrible circumstance. It is a play on words with "Schitt", an actual surname of Germanic origin.

Cast and characters[edit]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canadian viewers
1 "Our Cup Runneth Over" Jerry Ciccoritti Daniel Levy January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13) 1.359[12]
After their business manager steals all of their money, the once-wealthy Roses are forced to move to the town of Schitt's Creek, which Johnny bought in 1991 as a joke gift for David; they take up residence in the town's motel.
2 "The Drip" Jerry Ciccoritti Chris Pozzebon January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13) 1.366[12]
Johnny tries to get permission to sell Schitt's Creek; Johnny, Moira, and David have dinner at Roland and Jocelyn Schitt's home; Alexis goes to a truck party to try to find a young man to make out with.
3 "Don't Worry, It's His Sister" Paul Fox Michael Short January 20, 2015 (2015-01-20) 1.266[13]
Johnny tries to have the offensive town sign removed; Moira has one of her periodic emotional crises after reading nasty things about herself on the Internet, and Johnny places Alexis in charge of taking care of Moira until the crisis passes; Moira accepts Jocelyn's invitation to discuss acting with the students at the elementary school; David searches for a job.
4 "Bad Parents" Jerry Ciccoritti Kevin White January 27, 2015 (2015-01-27) 0.834[14]
Worried that they have been bad parents, Johnny and Moira try to get to know David and Alexis better; teamed with Mutt while performing community service as a result of a drunk-driving conviction, Alexis comes to believe that Mutt is having an affair with Jocelyn; with David in need of money to fund his extravagant lifestyle, Stevie helps him try to sell his clothes.
5 "The Cabin" Paul Fox Amanda Walsh February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03) 0.724[15]
Tired of the lack of privacy at the motel, Johnny and Moira borrow Roland's and Jocelyn's cabin for a romantic overnight visit; Alexis talks David into having a games night at the motel while their parents are at the cabin, but invites additional people without his permission and turns the evening into a drunken party.
6 "Wine and Roses" Jerry Ciccoritti Kevin White February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10) 0.759[16]
A winery hires Moira as its commercial spokesperson; David suffers a panic attack; David and Alexis attend a partner yoga class with Jocelyn, Mutt, and Twyla.
7 "Turkey Shoot"[17] Paul Fox Daniel Levy February 17, 2015 (2015-02-17) 0.688[18]
David's inability to kill an insect in his room inspires Stevie to invite him to the town's annual turkey shoot. Meanwhile, Jocelyn invites Moira to a day out at a beauty salon. Ted, the veterinarian, asks Alexis out on a date.
8 "Allez-Vous"[19] Paul Fox Chris Pozzebon February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
Moira receives a package from an old friend which turns out to be a starter kit for a multi-level marketing cosmetics company. She and David arrange a demonstration in her motel room. Meanwhile, Johnny tries to apply for unemployment and has trouble finding reliable transportation. Alexis thinks Ted is too nice a person.
9 "Carl's Funeral"[20] Jerry Ciccoritti Kevin White March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03) 0.837[21]
Johnny is asked to do the eulogy at the funeral of a man he never knew. Two rowdy relatives of the deceased arrive in town which disgusts David but they are related to Stevie. Alexis thinks Ted is too kind to animals.
10 "Honeymoon"[22] Jerry Ciccoritti Daniel Levy March 10, 2015 (2015-03-10)
Johnny and Moira, realizing they have no social life, get invited to a party hosted by Jocelyn and Roland. Meanwhile, Ted invites his friends including Alexis, David, Stevie, Mutt and Twyla to a social gathering. The two parties become a study in contrasts between the two generations of Schitt's Creek residents.
11 "Little Sister"[23] Paul Fox Michael Short March 17, 2015 (2015-03-17) 0.622[24]
Moira's estranged younger sister pays a surprise visit. Meanwhile, David agrees to talk to a student in Jocelyn's class about being 'different.'
12 "Surprise Party"[25] Paul Fox Chris Pozzebon March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)
Johnny wants to throw a surprise birthday party for Moira, but complications develop when Moira takes over planning for what she thinks is a fundraiser, which is really the party.
13 "Town for Sale"[26] Jerry Ciccoritti Kevin White (story by Daniel Levy) March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31) 0.872[27]
Johnny finds a potential buyer for the town, but Alexis and David develop an attachment to Schitt's Creek.


Schitt's Creek has received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes the first season has a rating of 50%, based on 14 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The title is one of the best jokes of Schitt's Creek, but performances from Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara give the writing a comedic boost."[28] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 62 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[29]

International broadcast[edit]

The series was picked up for showing in the United States by Pop (formerly TVGN) and premiered on February 11, 2015.[30][31] The show has also been picked up in New Zealand by TV 2 (New Zealand) and TVNZ on Demand. [32]


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