'Schitt's Creek' ending after sixth and final season

Beloved Canadian TV show Schitt’s Creek is ending after its sixth and final season.

The news of the popular CBC comedy’s final season was shared in a statement by Canadian father-son actor duo Dan and Eugene Levy. Both actors created, produced and wrote several episodes of the show.

“We wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that we have decided season six will be our last,” the statement said.

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“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 have envisioned from the very beginning.”

“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”

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The series also stars Canadians Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy and Emily Hampshire, and will wrap up with 14 final episodes.

Schitt’s Creek, which started up in 2015, follows the misadventures of the super-rich Rose family after they’re defrauded by their business manager. The only asset they’re left with is a town, Schitt’s Creek, that certainly lives up to its name.

Sarah Levy, Emily Hampshire, Catherine O’ Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy attend 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. Credit: Getty

On social media, fans weren’t ready to say goodbye to their beloved series, but were thankful for everything the Levys have done for Canadian television and LGBTQ+ love stories.

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Schitt’s Creek is currently airing Season 5. The premiere date of Season 6 has not yet been announced.

With files from Chris Jancelewicz

arti.patel@globalnews.ca

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