Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Schitt's Creek Heads to Syndication on Stations and Comedy Central; Apple Orders Patricia Arquette Comedy

Schitt's Creek

Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury announced last year that Fox Television Stations had acquired fan favorite and Primetime Emmy winner Schitt's Creek. All seasons of the acclaimed, ground-breaking, half-hour character-driven comedy created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy will begin airing in U.S. broadcast markets starting next week (September 28). A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Pop TV original comedy, Schitt's Creek is Pop's highest-rated series. The two-year deal with FOX stations comes as Schitt's Creek garnered four Primetime Emmy Award® nominations last year and now nine wins this year. In New York City, the comedy will air on Sundays on WWOR from 6-7pm and 11pm-12:30am. In Los Angeles, it will air on KCOP on Saturdays from 11pm-12:30am and Sundays 11pm-12am and on sister station KDOC Monday-Friday at 12:30am & 1am. Meanwhile, Comedy Central has also acquired the series for cable! Schitt's Creek has been added to Comedy Central on Fridays from 8pm-10:30pm, starting Friday, Oct. 2.

The sixth and final season aired on Pop TV and CBC earlier this year. The buzzworthy comedy 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. The cast includes Emmy-winners Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy and Karen Robinson. Schitt's Creek centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships, and most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the makeshift but loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.


Patricia Arquette

Apple announced a series order for High Desert, a new comedic half-hour series to be produced by Apple Studios that will star Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette (Medium, Boyhood, Escape at Dannemora, The Act), who will also executive produce. The project reunites Arquette with DGA Award winner Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora), who will direct the first episode and executive produce through Red Hour Films alongside Nicky Weinstock. Molly Madden and Tom Lassally executive produce on behalf of 3 Arts Entertainment. High Desert follows Peggy (Arquette), a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator. The series is created and written by Nancy Fichman (Nurse Jackie, Damages), Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality) and Jennifer Hoppe (Grace and Frankie, Nurse Jackie, Damages), who will also serve as executive producers. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 20

Night Court - "Taught and Bothered" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace; Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

Extended Family - "The Consequences of Helping People" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Julia helps get Jim out of a jam by lying and conniving to get his friend's kid into an exclusive private school, but there are unforeseen consequences to her dishonesty.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Extended Family/Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Extended Family) and Donald Faison (Extended Family/The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Abigail and Donald talk about Extended Family on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Josh in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Swank (Camp Wilder) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Hilary and Alan talk about Ordinary Angels on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Gina talks about the new season of Not Dead Yet on ABC on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is joining the Drew's News desk to cover stories like why baby talk might be a sign of a healthy relationship and choker necklaces making a comeback in 2024 on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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