Category: Schitts Creek

Press: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Ending With Season 6 on Pop, CBC

The cult comedy will air its final season in 2020.

Schitt’s Creek will have its last laugh in 2020.

Pop and the CBC have renewed the show for a sixth season, but creators Daniel and Eugene Levy say it will be the final run for the cult comedy.

The 14-episode season will begin filming in a few weeks and is set to air sometime next year. The creators said they’re happy to end the story on their terms: “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,” Daniel and Eugene Levy said.

“Schitt’s Creek is that rare zeitgeist show that creates incredible fandom, catalyzes culture and receives best-of-television critical praise for its intelligence, character development, laughter and heart,” said Brad Schwartz, president of CBS-owned Pop. “Schitt’s Creek has given all of us a joyous gift that, in my opinion, places the show among the very best. Everyone at Pop could not be more proud than to have been associated with what Dan Levy and Eugene Levy created alongside this amazing cast and crew. While we will miss this gem with all our heart, we are thrilled that the show will end its run exactly as the show’s creators intended.”

Originally commissioned by the CBC, Schitt’s Creek became a signature show for Pop. The current season, which concludes in April, draws about 200,000 viewers for initial airings, well above the cable net’s primetime average.

The show’s cast includes Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy and Karen Robinson. Daniel and Eugene Levy executive produce with Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read and Ben Feigin.

The creators’ full message about the final season is below.

To Our Dear Fans,

We are very excited to announce that Schitt’s Creek is coming back for a sixth season on CBC and Pop in 2020! We also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we’ve decided season six will be our last. 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. 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.

We are all so excited to begin shooting these last fourteen episodes and can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of our fifth season as we prepare to shoot our sixth!

Best Wishes and Warmest Regards,

Dan and Eugene Levy

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I am personally super sad about this news. This series has meant SO much to me. It has helped me through some difficult times. I am personally grateful to Dan and Eugene for creating this gem and introducing a wonderful set of characters and talented cast to play them. If it were not for this series I would not have been introduced to the body of work of so many talented actors. Thank you! I’m excited to see what the future holds for the entire cast as I truly believe they are all talented and amazing. This fansite will not be closing with the ending of the series and will continue to support Annie in her future endeavors.

Photos: Schitt’s Creek HD Screencaps + Stills Update

Photos: Schitt’s Creek HD Screencaps + Stills Update

I’ve added screencaps and stills of Annie from the last 3 episodes of Schitt’s Creek. Sorry for the delay! I’m in the middle of moving so my time online is limited.

You can also buy Annie’s song A Little Bit Alexis which was featured on Schitt’s Creek. So funny! You can purchase the single here. I am loving this season of Schitt’s Creek. How about you?

Press: How I Shop – Annie Murphy

We all buy clothes, but no two people shop the same. It can be a social experience, and a deeply personal one; at times, it can be impulsive and entertaining, at others, purpose-driven, a chore. Where do you shop? When do you shop? How do you decide what you need, how much to spend and what’s “you”? These are some of the questions we’re putting to prominent figures in our column “How I Shop.”

It’s a travesty that it took me (and a few others) so long to start watching “Schitt’s Creek.” The Canadian gem of a sitcom chronicles the Rose family relocating to the rural town of Schitt’s Creek — which patriarch Johnny (co-creator and comedic legend Eugene Levy) bought as a joke for his son David (Levy’s real life son, Dan, also co-creator) — after losing the family fortune.

Yes, the series — now entering its fifth season — is stacked with laugh-out-loud dialogue, ridiculous scenarios and awkwardly heartfelt family moments, but “Schitt’s Creek” also brings some serious fashion with a capital F. It’s as if the outrageous designer wardrobes are a fifth member of the Rose family, joining former soap star and Daphne Guinness-esque matriarch Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy), who always looks like she wandered out of the VIP tent at Coachella.

“That was a big thing for Dan [Levy] and costume designer Debra Hanson: Let the clothes speak for themselves, so you don’t have to keep reiterating that this family is not from this town,” explains Murphy, in New York celebrating Canada Goose Project Atigi, which showcases Inuit craftsmanship through a limited-edition parka collection. “They walk into a room wearing completely inappropriate clothes and you’re reminded constantly that they’re fish out of water.”

The Canadian actress is just as delightful as her character, and generously shared where she found her favorite purchase that would probably elicit an “eww” from Alexis, as well as what it’s like to shop with facial expression master and oft-Rick Owens-clad Dan Levy, who procures the designer pieces for the show. Read on for the highlights of our conversation.

“I would describe my style as ‘bag lady chic,’ in the sense that it’s ‘the baggier the better’ a lot of the time. Comfort is paramount. I love fashion; I love looking at it. I love watching it walk by on the street. But when it gets down to it, I find that there’s so much of it and it’s so overwhelming to me that my fallback is just jeans and a t-shirt. I like to branch out of my comfort zone if I’m shooting, though.

The show has certainly opened my eyes as to what’s out there. Sometimes I do pick something up off the rack that I wouldn’t otherwise. I’ve seen so many things on the rack of costumes and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, never in a million years would that look good,’ and I put it on and ‘Oh my God, there it is!’ It’s also inspired me — and Dan Levy might contest this — to put in a little more effort when going out of the house. Just juzh myself up a little bit more. Put my best foot forward a little bit more, thanks to Alexis.

There’s a lot of facial expression [from Levy when he gives styling feedback]. When I come out of the changing room in our fittings, I know immediately if it’s a go or not. If it’s not, I just go right back in and rip it off. I hate it. But usually it’s a go because he’s a compulsive online shopper. Now, by season five, he knows what will look good and what won’t. So it’s usually more a hit than a miss.

I get to look over Dan’s shoulder a lot when he is online shopping. I’ve been in a few last minute binds where we have a thing to go to and I don’t have anything to wear. So he takes me through our wardrobe trailer and we just kind of pick things out together — slash — he picks things out for me.

Also, one of his best friends works at Derek Lam, so we actually went shopping at the store one season and got to pick out a few things for the show. I also wear a lot of Isabel Marant as Alexis and carry a lot of Celine bags, which I didn’t even know existed. I didn’t know any of these names when we started and now…

Dan has like an encyclopedic memory [for fashion]: ‘oh, that was from the cover of Vogue in 1994’ and he’s usually right. It’s freakish. A deep obsession. It’s like talking to a physicist. I know nothing about what he knows so much about. He likes talking about it and educating me about it, but I don’t think too much has really stuck with this old girl.

I get a lot of people coming up to me being like, ‘Hey, have you seen ‘Schitt’s Creek?’ There’s a girl on the show that you kind of look like.’ I say, ‘That’s… that’s me.’ Instead of people being like ‘holy shit, really?’ They’re like, ‘Nooo…. what?!’ Then I have to do ‘ew, Day-vid’ and then they’re like, ‘OK it’s you.’ Sometimes it takes convincing.

[Being on the show has inspired me to] take a little bit more risk with what I wear and realize that things you wouldn’t necessarily pair together can actually work really beautifully. Also, accessories are now much — don’t look at me now, this is a bad example — but Moira is constantly brooch-ed, and bedazzled and ring-ed and necklace-ed and hatted and all the stuff. So it’s really proven how much they can add to an outfit. I’m starting to take away bits and pieces.

For my own shopping, I go to Zara — and then I go to Zara online from the comfort of my own living room. Sometimes I go to [North American thrift store chain] Value Village. I have probably four bursts in me a year. I wake up and I’m like, ‘Today’s the day. I’m getting my fucking shopping done.’ I go and I just blitz it out. Literally just sifting through item by item until my hands smell weirdly musty and then I know it’s time to pack it in. But it takes a very specific mood for me to wake up and want to do it.

My favorite thrifting find isn’t a chic jacket or something. I found a bright blue onesie, like hooded zip-up onesie made from sweat clothes material. It’s pajamas. It’s basically a stranger’s pajamas. I was like, ‘This will do me very well.’ I wear it all the time. For all I know someone died in it, but at least they died comfortably.”

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
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Press: Canadian Screen Awards – ‘Anne With an E,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Lead Nominations

Quebec films, led by Daniel Roby’s ‘Just a Breath Away’ and Maxime Giroux’s ‘The Great Darkened Day,’ nabbed the most nominations in film categories.

Netflix’s Anne With an E, the adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, and the CBC comedy Schitt’s Creek grabbed a field-leading 15 nominations each for the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards on Thursday.

The Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse-starring Cardinal, a Hulu murder mystery drama that also airs on CTV, grabbed 14 nominations in the TV competition, followed by perennial nominee CBC News: The National scooping 13 in all.

Anne With an E, which is produced out of Canada as a co-production with the CBC, will compete for best TV drama against History’s Vikings from showrunner and creator Michael Hirst; the Kim Coates’ starrer Bad Blood; CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries; and OMNI’s Blood and Water.

Anne With an E hails from Emmy-winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) and is based on the famed book by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara comedy Schitt’s Creek, about a wealthy family that suddenly goes broke, also streams on Netflix.

Other multiple nominees in the TV categories are Lifetime’s Mary Kills People; the CBC comedy Workin’ Moms; CBC’s Equus: Story of the Horse; Wynonna Earp, which airs on Syfy and Space in Canada; and the CraveTV streaming comedy Letterkenny.

On the film side, Canada’s national media awards are dominated by Quebec films, as Daniel Roby’s apocalyptic Paris-set thriller Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume), which stars Romain Duris and Olga Kurylenko, and Maxime Giroux’s The Great Darkened Days (La Grande Noirceur) each nabbed eight nominations.

Close behind with seven nods is the coming-of-age drama A Colony (Une Colonie) from director Genevieve Dulude-De Celles. Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Salma Hayek, and Robert Budreau’s Stockholm, a heist thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, each scooped up six nominations.

The Canadian Screen Awards, produced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, will hand out its high-profile trophies on March 31 in Toronto during a gala to air on the CBC network.
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Photos: Schitt’s Creek HD Screencaps + Stills

Photos: Schitt’s Creek HD Screencaps + Stills

I’ve added HD screencaps of Annie from the two most recent episodes of Schitt’s Creek. I’ve also added high quality stills from the last three episodes. This season is soooooo good! Enjoy.

Press/Photos: Annie in ‘New York Times’

Press/Photos: Annie in ‘New York Times’

Annie Murphy Gets Into Character at the Plaza
The “Schitt’s Creek” star channels her onscreen socialite at the landmark luxury hotel.

She’s only just arrived, but Annie Murphy is about to get kicked out of the Plaza Hotel.

The situation would be a fitting one for the character she plays on “Schitt’s Creek”: Alexis Rose, a fallen socialite whose family loses everything in a Bernie Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme. For Alexis, being ushered out of a New York City landmark would be yet another entry in a long line of humiliating losses, including getting dumped by her Greek shipping magnate boyfriend, saying goodbye to her wild life on the international party scene and moving from an affluent neighborhood in an unspecified city to the small town of Schitt’s Creek.

And, O.K., the cause for the hotel banishing Ms. Murphy — a rogue photo shoot staged in the lobby — is admittedly very Alexis too. It probably doesn’t help that, out of character, Ms. Murphy could still pass for a rich hellion of Instagram, with her waterfall of caramel colored hair and precision-winged eyeliner. One of the Plaza’s chief occupations these days is likely trying prevent glossy-maned women just like her from creating influencer content inside its storied walls.

“It would be hilarious if we got kicked out,” Ms. Murphy remarked. She remained un-Alexis-ly pleasant and patient through the negotiations with management until they were finally assuaged. (The Plaza eventually consented to a photo shoot as long as it was limited to one dead-end hallway and there was no flash photography. Otherwise, she was welcome to use the exterior of the building, where any old pleb with a selfie stick can pose.)

Then it was on to the Champagne Bar, which is less intimidating and exclusive than it sounds, but just as expensive. Ms. Murphy’s eyes widened as she read the menu, which includes a champagne and caviar special that costs $895. She instead settled on a glass of more reasonable rosé.

Ms. Murphy’s unfussiness can be explained in two ways, the first and cheapest being that she’s Canadian, and imbued with the kind manners for which her nation is so often parodied. The second is that fame and success remain relatively new to her. “Schitt’s Creek” just entered its fifth season, but only in 2018, when it began streaming on Netflix, did the show see a surge in its popularity stateside. (The program airs on the CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S.) Alexis Rose is the biggest role Ms. Murphy has ever played, and before she was cast, she was close to quitting acting entirely.

“About two years into living in Toronto, my apartment burned to the ground,” Ms. Murphy said. “My husband and I ended up living in his grandparents’ attic for a year and a half.”

Soon thereafter, she went to Los Angeles and gave what she described as the worst screen test of all time.

“It was literally the worst thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. “So I finally got through this train wreck of an audition. There was 15 seconds of silence, and all they said was, ‘Woooow, O.K.’”

After what she called an “ugly cry,” Ms. Murphy determined it was time to find another, less brutal profession. (Also: She wanted to leave L.A.) Two days later, she got the audition for “Schitt’s Creek,” which films in Toronto. Her co-star Dan Levy — who is also the show’s creator — knew right away that she would make the perfect foil and sister to his character, David Rose.

Their tough love is introduced in the pilot episode, when the siblings argue over who has to sleep closer to the door in the motel room they now have to share. “You know what, David? YOU get murdered first, for once,” Alexis snaps.

Ms. Murphy is the kind of physical comedian who disappears entirely into her character, holding her arms like someone accustomed to balancing an expensive purse in the crook of her elbow. Her hands, limp at the wrists, move constantly, forming a posture Ms. Murphy described as “a T-rex playing the piano at an old-timey saloon.” As Alexis, she creates a persona that is so fully embodied that you almost miss how good she is at it.

“To prepare, I watched one too many hours of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,’” she said. “I studied the Olsen twins.” Ms. Murphy has always enjoyed celebrity gossip and pop culture, but not nearly as much as Mr. Levy, who writes all of the celebrity references into the show.

She was effusive with praise for him, as well as her other “Schitt’s Creek” castmates, including Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy (Dan’s father and “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator). Ms. Murphy admitted that the silk dress she was wearing was borrowed from her friend and castmate Emily Hampshire, who plays the owner of the rundown motel to which the Rose family decamps after losing their fortune, and that she was terrified of sweating through it.

“All of the women of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ are on a natural deodorant kick right now,” she said.

Ms. Murphy said that the show has made her more aware of fashion. “Catherine and I do hours and hours of fittings,” she said. “Sometimes we have to resort to the internet because we come out of the room with two arms out of the neck hole, completely trapped in whatever article of clothing it is. Some of the clothing is so complicated and expensive. I’m constantly walking on eggshells because I’m wearing a $10k outfit.”

As for whether or not she’s actually damaged anything, she said: “There have been a few close calls. I’ve ruined many pairs of shoes, especially during the first season because Alexis was doing outdoor community service” — a result of driving her car into a Prada store — “and I had to tromp around on gravel roads in Jimmy Choos. Dan would be like, ‘Ughhh,” but he’s the one who wrote it!”

Ms. Murphy finished her second glass of wine and decided it was time to quit the grand opulence of the Plaza for a more relaxed scene: her friend’s apartment in Brooklyn, where she planned to watch the season premiere and get tarot readings with some of her castmates.

More than anything, she said, she was excited to show Ms. Hampshire that she hadn’t ruined her dress.
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Photos: Schitt’s Creek Episode 5×03 HD Screencaps

Photos: Schitt’s Creek Episode 5×03 HD Screencaps

I’ve added HD screencaps of Annie from episode 3 of season 5 of Schitt’s Creek to the gallery. Enjoy!

Photos: Recent Events + Schitt’s Creek HD Screencaps

Photos: Recent Events + Schitt’s Creek HD Screencaps

I’ve added a bunch of photos from Annie’s recent events and HD screencaptures from the most recent episode of Schitt’s Creek. I have many more photos of Annie to add to the site and will sort through them and add them when I can. Big thanks to my friends Kayla and Claudia for all of their contributions. Enjoy!

Photos: 2019 Critics Choice Awards

Photos: 2019 Critics Choice Awards

Annie, Dan, Emily, Catherine, Euegene, and Sarah were all in attendance tonight at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards where Schitt’s Creek is nominated for best comedy series. I’ve added photos to the gallery and will add more tomorrow so keep checking back. Enjoy!

Press/Video: Annie on ET Canada

Schitt’s Creek” Star Annie Murphy stopped by ET Canada Live with Roz Weston and Graeme O’Neil to talk season 5 of her hit show, including cracking up at Catherine O’Hara and wanting Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell to guest star.

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