Though it has only just reached the peak of its popularity, Schitt’s Creek Season 6 will be the final season of the show, with its last ever episode airing on Pop TV on Tuesday, April 7. According to the show’s co-creator Dan Levy, it was how successful the show has become that persuaded him to end the series after 80 episodes.
Speaking to ABCNews, Levy said: “It was important for me that this show remains something that people cherish and that people go back to and revisit year after year or put on when they’re feeling blue…and in order to do that, you really need to be aware of when is the right time to say goodbye.”
He added in a Hollywood Reporter piece, “Season six felt like a great time to end on a high note with our fans and to give them exactly what they wanted without overstaying our welcome.”
However, in that article, the actor, who plays David Rose on the show, said he was open to returning to these characters again in the future. He said: “I don’t think I’ll ever close the door on the show.
“For now, this felt like the right time to say goodbye to this family. Whether we revisit them down the line, if there’s a story that feels necessary, of course I would think about a movie or a holiday special or something.”
However, if we do see more of the Roses, it will not be for a few years, as a number of its cast members have already signed onto new projects. In February, Alexis Rose star Annie Murphy was announced to be playing the lead in Kevin Can F*** Himself, a metafictional comedy exploring the plight of a sitcom wife.
As for Levy himself, he will soon appear in the movie Happiest Season alongside Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis.
He may also not have time for more Schitt’s Creek for a while as he will be busy developing other shows. In September 2019, Levy signed an overall deal with ABC Studios to develop scripted series for the company.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with ABC Studios in this exciting next chapter,” Levy said in a statement. “As I say a bittersweet goodbye to Schitt’s Creek, I look forward to the opportunity and privilege to continue to tell inclusive and meaningful stories that shine a positive light out there.”
Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy will next be heard in animated short film The Beast, Heroes of the Wildfire, while Patrick star Noah Reid is focusing more on his music career. After making fans across the world misty eyed with his rendition of “The Best” in Schitt’s Creek, the actor will be touring his new album once venues across the U.S. and Canada reopen.