Updated: Mar 13
CBC CELEBRATES THE END OF SCHITT’S CREEK WITH NEW SPECIAL BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL FOLLOWING THE APRIL 7 SERIES FINALE
Mark your calendar and get ready for a 90-minute viewing experience on Tuesday, April 7th, beginning with the SCHITT’S CREEK series finale at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) and a one-hour special BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
CBC announced a 90-minute viewing event celebrating SCHITT’S CREEK on Tuesday, April 7. This special night of programming kicks off at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) with the final episode of SCHITT’S CREEK followed by BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL, an original, emotional one-hour special, at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
"Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell is our way of commemorating the end of this truly iconic series and saying thank you to all the fans in Canada and around the world who have joined us on a beautiful six-year journey," said Sally Catto, General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. "This special night of programming gives audiences an opportunity to say goodbye to the characters, cast and town that have meant so much to them. In the words of David Rose himself, "I feel like that needs to be celebrated."
THE SHOW IS NOMINATED FOR 2020's BEST COMEDY
AT THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS
Photography by George Pimentel
BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL caps off the four-time Emmy®-nominated comedy series, giving fans an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sixth and final season. Directed by Amy Segal, the special includes never-before-seen footage of table reads, audition tapes and heartfelt moments from the very last day on set. Interviews with the creators, cast, journalists and celebrity fans guide viewers through the creation of SCHITT’S CREEK, as well as its incredible rise and cultural contribution. In addition to interviews with Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid and Sarah Levy, audiences will hear from celebrity superfans including Carol Burnett, Cameron Crowe, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Paula Abdul, Amy Sedaris, Johnny Weir and more.
This announcement follows the 2020 Canadian Screen Award nominations, where SCHITT’S CREEK made history, earning a record-setting 26 nominations including Best Comedy Series and nods for performances, writing, directing, costume design, production design, cinematography, hair, editing, sound, and casting.
Since its debut in 2015, SCHITT’S CREEK has been recognized with more than 145 award nominations and 38 wins to date, and has appeared on dozens of ‘Best Of’ lists.
Commissioned by CBC, BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL is produced by Best Wishes, Inc. Representing Best Wishes Inc, the Executive Producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Amy Segal, Andrew Barnsley, and Fred Levy. Amy Segal is the director. For CBC, the Executive Producers are Sally Catto, Trish Williams, and Greig Dymond. For Pop TV, the Executive Producers are Brad Schwartz and Elizabeth Allan-Harrington. BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL is produced in association with CBC and Pop TV and distributed internationally by ITV Studios.
Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is produced in association with CBC and Pop TV and distributed internationally by ITV Studios.
Schitts Creek won for Best Comedy at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards on March, 31st 2019!
The gorgeous and funny cast of Schitts Creek at the Canadian Screen Awards on March 31st, 2019. Photography by George Pimentel
SCHITT’S CREEK is a half-hour, single-camera comedy starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire and Jennifer Robertson. The series follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke.
Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is produced in association with CBC and PopTV and distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The series follows the Rose family, father Johnny (Eugene Levy), mother Moira (Catherine O'Hara), son David (Dan Levy) and daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy). When viewers first meet them, they are literally clinging on to the remnants of their once vast video rental fortune. The cast is excited for their 6th season which is to be their final season.
Eugene Levy plays Johnny Rose
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Eugene Levy is an Emmy® nominated, award-winning actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work on one of the most heartwarming shows on television, Schitt’s Creek. He has appeared in more than 60 motion pictures to date, eight of which having topped the $100M mark. The box office success of films such as Bringing Down The House, Cheaper By the Dozen 2, and Father Of The Bride Part II have established him as one of Hollywood’s most popular comedic actors. But it was the role of Noah Levenstein in the American Pie franchise that cemented his reputation as America’s favorite Dad. Levy’s most recent big-screen role was that of Dory’s Dad in the Disney/Pixar smash Finding Dory, in which he stars alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Diane Keaton.
Recently, Levy reunited with SCTV alum to shoot a comedy special for Netflix, directed by Martin Scorsese. Levy joined Catherine O’Hara, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas, for a conversation moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.
Partnering with Christopher Guest, Levy earned critical acclaim for co-writing and co-starring in Best In Show, Waiting For Guffman, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind. Levy has been nominated for and won countless awards for his films including a New York Film Critics Circle Award and a Grammy Award® for A Mighty Wind and a Golden Globe® nomination for Best In Show. Other films include Splash, Armed and Dangerous, Multiplicity, Club Paradise, and Serendipity.
In 2013, Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions (with his son Daniel Levy and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy) to produce Schitt’s Creek, a television series for CBC/ITV he co-created, co-executive produces, and co-stars in with Daniel Levy. The single-cam, character-driven comedy also stars Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott.
In 2016, Levy won Lead Actor in a Comedy at the Canadian Screen Awards and, as Executive Producer, the CSA for Best Comedy, an award he shared with Daniel Levy, among others. Schitt’s Creek swept the Canadian Screen Awards, winning nine of a possible 10 categories. Levy also received the prestigious Legacy Award (along with co-star and long-time collaborator, Catherine O’Hara) from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Since then, the series has received more than 50 nominations and awards including four Emmy® nominations in 2019. Levy was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy and has previously won two Emmys for his writing on SCTV.
Levy is a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of The Governor General's Performing Arts Award – the foremost Canadian honour for excellence in the performing arts.
Catherine O’Hara won Best Lead Actress In a Comedy at the Canadian Screen Awards 2019! "I am so proud to be involved in a show that laughs at the ridiculousness of all that we are, without malice or homophobia or racism or ageism."
Catherine O’Hara plays Moira Rose
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In 2018, Catherine O’Hara was appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada.
Catherine O’Hara is a prolific, multi-award winning actress, writer, and comedian and a 2019 Emmy®-nominee for her role as Moira Rose. Her film credits include lead and supporting roles in Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, After Hours, Heartburn, The Life Before This, Penelope, Away We Go, Where the Wild Things Are, A.C.O.D., The Right Kind of Wrong, and many more. O’Hara is a four-time winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as the ACTRA Award® for Outstanding Female Performance for her role on Schitt’s Creek. O’Hara also received the prestigious Legacy Award (along with co-star and long-time collaborator, Eugene Levy) from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
O’Hara has collaborated with Christopher Guest and co-writer Eugene Levy four times on the critically acclaimed mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Her performance in the latter won her the 2007 National Board of Review Award for Supporting Actress.
Recently, O’Hara partnered with SCTV alum to shoot a comedy reunion special for Netflix, directed by Martin Scorsese. O’Hara joined Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas for a conversation moderated by Jimmy Kimmel. The documentary about the cult TV series will premiere on Netflix.
O'Hara has made many guest appearances on top-rated television series including Six Feet Under and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her role in the HBO’s Temple Grandin earned her Emmy, Satellite, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She first performed with Toronto’s Second City Theatre and later, with fellow alumni including Eugene Levy, created the iconic sketch comedy show SCTV. O’Hara won an Emmy Award® and earned four Emmy® nominations for her writing on the show. In 2019 O’Hara again won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role.
Daniel Levy plays David Rose
Writer, director, producer, and actor Daniel Levy is a force behind SCHITT'S CREEK, one of the most highly regarded comedies on television. Daniel Levy began his television career as a co-host of MTV Canada’s flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its later incarnations. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in a Christmas special for MTV and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, in addition to providing national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in Admission.
In 2013, Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions (with Eugene Levy, among others) to produce Schitt’s Creek, a half-hour single cam comedy for CBC/ITV/Pop. Levy is the co-creator, co-executive producer, showrunner, and writer of SCHITT'S CREEK and stars alongside Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. Heading into its fifth season, SCHITT'S CREEK is currently streaming on Netflix and airs on CBC in Canada and Pop in the U.S. In 2016, Levy won the Best Writing in a Comedy Series award at the Canadian Screen Awards and, as Executive Producer, shared the CSA for Best Comedy. He has been nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy three times and the series has garnered more than 50 nominations and nearly two dozen awards. This past year Dan was nominated for Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie Awards for his work in SCHITT'S CREEK
Annie Murphy plays Alexis Rose
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Annie Murphy’s past projects have included Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Good God, The Story of Jen, Beauty and the Beast, and Blue Mountain State. Murphy has also worked in theatre in Montreal and Toronto.
Murphy is currently starring in the Emmy-nominated Schitt’s Creek for CBC/ITV. She stars alongside Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Chris Elliott as Alexis Rose, the daughter of Eugene Levy and O’Hara. Murphy was first nominated in 2016 for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work on the show. She is now a three-time nominee (2016/2018/2019) and received a Gracie Award (Actress in a Breakthrough Role) in 2018. Her performance has been hailed by critics as “breakthrough” and “more than just good acting, it’s a freakin’ magic trick”. Buzzfeed ranked her performance as the most “criminally underrated of the 2010s”.
Murphy wrote, produced, and acted in The Plateaus, a CBC web series, which also features Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Sam Roberts, and Kevin MacDonald. She is a graduate of both the Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory and the Theatre Performance Program at Concordia University. She resides in Toronto, Ontario and was born in Ottawa.
Murphy is a CARE Canada Ambassador and travelled to Jordan in September 2019 to highlight the issues women, girls, and Syrian refugees are facing.
Noah Reid is one of Canada’s top multi-discipline performing artists.
As Patrick in Schitt’s Creek (CBC), Reid has been nominated twice for a Canadian Screen Award, and won the award for Best Supporting Actor/TV Comedy in 2019. His soulful acoustic cover of Tina Turner’s The Best in Season 4 landed at #3 on the iTunes Canada charts.
An actor since the age of eight, Reid began his career as Chip in the Toronto Mirvish production of Beauty and the Beast. Soon after, he originated the voice of the beloved Franklin the Turtle in the animated series Franklin. He went on to star in the television series Strange Days at Blake Holesy High (NBC/Global), and played the role of Darrell Fox in Terry (CTV), a film about Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, all before the age of 18. More recently, Reid has starred as the title role in the Freeform series Kevin From Work, and in the web-turned-television series Backpackers for CW, as well as the role of Harry Widener in the ABC miniseriesTitanic written by Julian Fellowes, and guest star appearances in House of Lies (Showtime), The Firm (CBS), Rookie Blue (ABC/Global), Cracked (CBC) andAlphas (SyFy).
An accomplished theatre actor, Reid recently starred in the title role of Hamlet at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, and at the Coal Mine Theatre in Annie Baker’s The Aliens and Strindberg’s Creditors. Other notable theatre credits include George F. Walker’s Dead Metaphor (Mirvish/Canadian Rep), John Logan’s Red (Neptune), John Patrick Shanley’s A Woman Is A Secret, David French’s Jitters (SoulPepper) and Morris Panych’s Tresspassers, for which he won the prestigious John Hirsch Award given to the most promising actor in the Stratford Festival company.
Reid most recently starred in the independent feature films Cardinals (TIFF 2017) opposite Sheila McCarthy, Buffaloed (Tribeca 2018) opposite Zoey Deutch and Judy Greer, and Clifton Hill (TIFF 2019) opposite Tuppence Middleton and David Cronenberg. Other notable film credits include Old Stock, Score: A Hockey Musical and People Hold On, for which he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Song.
In 2016, Reid released is debut solo record Songs From A Broken Chair, produced by Juno Award Nominee Matthew Barber. His second album Gemini is due for release in 2020.
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