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Debmar-Mercury to Syndicate Sitcom ‘Schitt’s Creek’

Canadian Sitcom Currently Airs on Pop

Distributor Debmar-Mercury from Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. broadcast syndication rights to “Schitt’s Creek,” the Canadian half-hour, single-camera scripted comedy currently airing on Pop TV. The series, created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, 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.

“Schitt’s Creek” stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Chris Elliott, Annie Murphy and Emily Hampshire. The show’s fourth season, which had its finale on Pop on April 11, out-delivered its season one average by 116 percent in adults 18-49, 76 percent in adults 25-54 and 81 percent in total viewers (through March 2018).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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