Published Mar 21, 2019Canadian comedy series Schitt's Creek has announced that its forthcoming sixth season, set to air in 2020, will also be its last.
Series co-creators Dan and Eugene Levy announced that the final 14 episodes will air next January on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the United States. In a statement, the pair wrote, "We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning."
They continued: "It's not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have."
Speaking with the Canadian Press, Dan said of the decision, "I've always seen every season of our show as a chapter in the story of this family's life, and we have reached our inevitable conclusion in that story, so it was the right time and it was something that I had been building to for five seasons."
Dan added that he wouldn't rule out revisiting the series' characters one day. "I would never say that this is the end," he explained. "If we get an idea somewhere down the line that feels fresh and necessary and relevant, I would absolutely entertain any form of revisiting these lovely, strange characters."
Schitt's Creek's fifth season is currently airing. Earlier this year, the show was nominated for 15 Canadian Screen Awards. The show's sixth and final season is currently in pre-production.
To Our Dear Fans... pic.twitter.com/FIXjD3gbzA— dan levy (@danjlevy) March 21, 2019