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Eugene and Daniel Levy's CBC Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' Gets a Season 2 Renewal

Father-son team Eugene and Dan Levy have a second season in the works for their new comedy Schitt's Creek. According to The Wrap, the series — which stars Levy, fellow SCTV alum Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Elliott — has landed a 13-episode second season to air sometime next year on both CBC and the Pop TV network in the States. "Wow. A second season on Pop? This is good news!" Eugene Levy said in a statement. "It’s better than good news. My son Daniel and I are thrilled to be associated with such a young, vibrant network. Here’s hoping as Pop grows, so grows Schitt’s Creek."

Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Elliott to Star in CBC Comedy Series 'Schitt's Creek'

What's better news here — Variety's report that Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Elliott, and Levy's son Dan are set to star in a half-hour Canadian comedy, or that the show is called Schitt's Creek? According to the report, the show — which was co-created by the two Levys — focuses on "video store billionaire Johnny Rose (Levy), his soap star wife Moira (O’Hara) and their kids, who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset — Schitt’s Creek, an arm pit of a town they once [...]

'Kids in the Hall': The Lost Sketches

While CBC was The Kids in the Hall's Canadian home for their full five season run, the first three seasons aired on HBO in the United States before moving to CBS for the fourth and fifth seasons. When the DVD sets of the show were compiled, the logical choice was to use the full HBO versions for the first three seasons, as they sometimes ran several minutes longer than the CBC cuts that were rigidly timed to twenty-three and a half minutes to accommodate commercials. The Canadian cuts would be used for season 4 and 5, as CBC’s broadcast standards were still more lax than American network TV.

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