‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ HEADS TO SYNDICATION ON FOX STATIONS
The deal with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury comes ahead of the cult favorite’s final season on Pop TV.
Cult comedy and recent Emmy nominee Schitt’s Creek is headed into syndication.
The Pop TV/CBC series will make its syndicated debut in fall 2020, anchored by Fox-owned TV stations. Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury made the two-year deal with the station group after acquiring domestic broadcast rights from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which distributes the show internationally. READ MORE
FOX TELEVISION STATIONS ACQUIRE COMEDY ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’
Fox Television Stations have nabbed the rights to Emmy-nominated comedy Schitt’s Creek, Pop TV’s highest-rated series, in a two-year deal with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. All seasons of Schitt’s Creek will begin airing in U.S. broadcast markets beginning in September 2020. The series returns for its sixth and final season on Pop TV and Canada’s CBC in January 2020. Its total episode count will be about 80 episodes, which is a syndicatable amount by today’s standards.
It is not very common for a cable series, especially a single-camera comedy, to be sold in broadcast syndication, especially one airing on a smaller channel like the CBS-owned Pop. But Schitt’s Creek has not been an ordinary series, increasing its ratings every season and growing its popularity beyond television throughout its run. That was recently taken to another gear with Schitt’s Creek’s launch on Netflix. READ MORE
‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ LANDS AMERICAN SYNDICATION DEAL ON FOX
Canada’s favourite family are on their way south of the border. Today, the hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek — starring and created Canadian comedy icon Eugene Levy and his “out and proud gay Emmy Loser” son Daniel Levy — announced it has been acquired by Fox Television Stations in a two-year syndication deal with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
“Schitt’s Creek will enter syndication on Fox and other television stations throughout the country next fall with one of the most loyal and passionate fan bases on television,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said [via Deadline]. “It is so rare to have a show like this that appeals equally to viewers, Emmy voters and critics — a testament to its extraordinary gifted cast and writing.” READ MORE
FOX ACQUIRES ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ SYNDICATION RIGHTS
Fox Television Stations has acquired the syndication rights to the acclaimed Pop TV comedy series “Schitt’s Creek.”
All seasons of the half-hour comedy, which is set to air its sixth and final outing on Pop and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Jan. 2020, will begin airing in U.S. broadcast markets starting in fall 2020. The deal was announced by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, who previously bought the domestic broadcast rights to the series from international distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The two-year deal with Fox comes off the back of four Emmy nominations for the series created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. READ MORE