Good news for fans of Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek: the show’s fifth season will join Netflix next month. The series focuses on the Rose family, made up of parents Johnny and Moira and their adult children David and Alexis. Originally very wealthy and self-centered, the first episode of the show finds the family losing their fortune and forced to move. They settle on the small town of Schitt’s Creek, which Johnny and Moira bought for David as a joke many years before. The episodes that follow show the Roses struggling to make Schitt’s Creek their home, interacting with the town’s quirky residents, and eventually coming to enjoy their new normal.
Season 5 aired earlier this year on CBC Television in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S. Schitt’s Creek’s upcoming season 6, which was announced in March, will be its last. At the time, co-creators Dan and Eugene Levy explained that ending the show was their decision, as they felt it was the right amount of seasons needed to tell their story. Dan Levy also shared when the show finished production on its final season, taking to Instagram at the end of June to thank everyone involved in Schitt’s Creek. The show’s sixth season will be 14 episodes, and is likely to premiere in January 2020.
Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account shared the news of Schitt’s Creek‘s season 5 debut. The fifth season will premiere on October 10, and join the show’s first four seasons on the streaming service. This includes the Christmas special the series did in 2018, just before the start of its 5th season. Season 5 of Schitt’s Creek found David and his boyfriend/business partner Patrick growing closer, Moira attempting to revive her acting career, and Alexis and ex-boyfriend Ted rekindling their romance. Meanwhile, Johnny and unofficial family member Stevie started to find success at their motel. Check out Netflix’s tweet about season 5 below.
Schitt’s Creek is notable for being a family affair both in front of and behind the camera. In addition to its co-creators, the character of Twyla, a waitress at the café the Roses frequent, is played by Dan’s sister and Eugene’s daughter Sarah Levy. Additionally, Catherine O’Hara, who plays Moira, has a long history of collaborating with Eugene Levy. They started out as cast members of Second City Television, before going on to star in multiple films together. Most famously, they worked on Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show, which were both mockumentary-style films.
After going mostly unnoticed for its first two seasons, Schitt’s Creek saw a rise in viewership when it first came to Netflix in 2017. The streamer has played a similar role with other shows as well, introducing many current series to the mainstream. It’s also helped older shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Gilmore Girls find new, younger audiences. It makes sense that Netflix is dropping season 5 of Schitt’s Creek when it is. If the final season does debut this January, that gives viewers just enough time to get caught up on the series. And, with any luck, to fall in love with the Rose family the way many fans have.