SCHITT’S CREEK, a character driven comedy series created by and starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel, will premiere on POP (currently TVGN), becoming the first original scripted project in the history of the network.
“This show answers the question—what would the Kardashians do if they woke up one day, completely broke?” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, POP. “Not only is this project a clever cultural commentary where the 1 percent is suddenly the 99, but it fits right in the heart of everything we’re building at our new network. It’s a dream cast, it’s hysterically funny, and it’s sure to pop.”SCHITT’S CREEK is commissioned by CBC, produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc., and created by Eugene and Daniel Levy. The Executive Producers are Eugene and Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. POP and CBC will premiere SCHITT’S CREEK in the U.S. and Canada, respectively, in early 2015. ABOUT POP Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments, they live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At POP, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore—they’re Gladiators, Tributes, Human Beings and Blockheads. Launching in 2015, POP will give fans a dedicated network that loves being a fan as much as they do. A network that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, fun and excitement. A network that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll…it’s really just the beginning. POP is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. POP’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”