Schitt’s Creek Renewed For Season Four Ahead Of Season Finale By CBC

Canadian treasure Schitt’s Creek has settled any fears fans might have about the show returning with a fourth season order. That might sound strange, if you know the show, because it has performed well, taken home a lot of awards, has critics raving, and is absolutely hilarious, but the show does have a certain air about it that continues to make people wonder about its longevity. That might also sound strange, but it’s actually a kind of compliment to Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, who aren’t the sort of people who will just plug away because someone will keep signing checks. I’m a huge fan of the show, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided they’d done what they could with the Rose clan.

Perhaps more significant to the show’s future, I also wouldn’t be at all surprised if anyone and/or everyone involved didn’t find themselves under a lot of pressure to parlay the show’s success into other projects. When the show does finally end, Eugene and Dan Levy will likely have to try for all of ten seconds to get their next idea into production.

Schitt's Creek Season 3 - Eugene Levy
courtesy CBC

Such musings aside, the show will be back in winter 2018, likely to once again be in awards consideration. The show already has 39 nominations and 16 wins, including 2016 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy for Daniel Levy and Best Comedy Performance for both Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. And, at the 2017 Canadian Screen Award Industry Gala for Creative Fiction held on March 8, Emily Hampshire was named best supporting actress in a comedy for the second year in a row, and rightfully so.

The show continues to be one of the most-watched comedies in Canada, and the first two seasons are available on Netflix.

If you haven’t given this show a chance yet, be sure to find it and catch up. It’s now even safer to do so, because it’ll keep coming for quite a while.

 

Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Must Read

Whiskey Cavalier Review – Spy Hijinx Takes A Shot At Mainstream

Whiskey Cavalier is a show that has to be a lot of fun to make, and a lot of viewers could easily...

The Umbrella Academy Review – Bastard Superheroes With Lives… Nice

Graphic novels always make for difficult adaptations, but they are an undeniable draw for those hoping to snare audiences. Not only do...
video

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Reveals “Fun” Plan For Future

The crew that brought you Spider-Man: Homecoming is back for more with Spider-Man: Far From Home, and it looks like the team...

Trending

Tin Star Review – Tim Roth Tackles Big Oil And Personality Flaws

Tim Roth's Tin Star is easily one of the best performances the year will offer, though the show itself doesn't quite live up to that. It's a wildly fun thriller, but it will make you uncomfortable to say that, and it's one you'll definitely find yourself wanting to binge.

The OA Review – Netflix’ Surprise Series Is Brilliant… Until It’s Not

Some shows end up ruined by bad endings, and while The OA doesn't end any better than some of the lesser M. Night Shyamalan works, it dodges the bullet by being so engaging throughout. You may not love the end, but it doesn't spoil the ride.

The Heart Guy TV Review (aka ‘Doctor Doctor’)

Fans of Doc Martin have a new favorite show to check out, and everyone else has a charming dramedy filled with quirky characters to fall in love with.

Podcast