The past six years of Schitt's Creek has been long, but not long enough! What started as a small half-hour on a network in Canada has turned into an international phenom with legions of fans across North America. Season six, which is airing now, represents the height of the show's popularity and sadly has been announced as the final installment in the series. But now, in a new cover story for Variety, showcreator Dan Levy reveals that maybe, just maybe, he could get the gang together for a little bit more.
In a story that's been told before, Schitt's got its start on CBC and Pop TV after Dan Levy and his father Eugene Levy, with whom he created the show, got a lot of no's from larger networks. In a series of deals cobbled together by the Levy's, they drummed up enough money to get things going. It was an instant hit on CBC, and the Pop team committd themselves to supporting. But when Netflix got involved after season three in 2017, that's when things really took off.
In the Variety cover story, they write that Pop, 3.7 million viewers are watching season six episodes "when you count live and delayed viewing of multiple telecasts, and the channel’s digital platforms." This is a whopping 60% more than last season. And as for on Netflix? Variety says that in the first week of March, the show was the second-most-watched acquisition on the stream. Talk about power. But with all of this excitment, what would it take to keep it going?
“I wish that this show could have gone on 100 seasons," Levy tells Variety. "But it’s quality over quantity." And it's true, the show has prized nuanced writing which is partially how it's gained such a fandom.
“If an idea crosses my path that I feel is deserving of our cast’s time, then let’s do it," Levy continued. "I don’t know what it could possibly be at this point. But I would love to revisit these characters, and I would love to get to play with this cast again. I feel very proud of the work that we’ve done, and I wouldn’t want to do anything that compromises that.”
Sounds like the perfect thing for his new ABC deal.