Talk about excellent timing. “Schitt’s Creek,” which won nine Emmys on Sunday, is making its syndication debut Monday in Detroit and other regions across the country.
The acclaimed comedy will air in reruns on CBS Detroit (WWJ-TV, Channel 62) at 2:30 a.m.
“Schitt’s Creek” scored a massive victory at the 2020 Emmys, sweeping the major acting categories in comedy with wins for Eugene Levy (best actor), Catherine O’Hara (best actress), Daniel Levy (best supporting actor) and Annie Murphy (best supporting actress).
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The TV series made Emmys history by winning all four main comedy acting awards and the biggest total for a comedy in a single year. It also is the first Canadian show to win for best comedy.
The wee-hours airtime is due to prior commitments to shows in earlier slots, according to CBS Detroit vice president and general manager Brian Watson.
Compared to other markets, the Motor City is more likely to
be watching TV at 2:30 a.m. “The great thing about Detroit TV is overnight viewing is some of the highest in the country,” says Watson.
The show launched in 2015 on the CBC network in Canada and the Pop TV cable channel in America. Three years ago, it was discovered by more fans when it began streaming on Netflix.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, “Schitt’s Creek” follows the misadventures of the wealthy Rose family, who find themselves flat broke and must readjust to life in the small town of Schitt’s Creek, which patriarch Johnny Rose had purchased as a joke.
The series has been praised for its inclusivity, from its portrayal of Daniel Levy’s pansexual character, David Rose, and the sixth and final season wedding of David and Patrick (Noah Reid).
It’s also notably non-ageist in its vivid portrait of Johnny and Moira Rose, roles that gave longtime friends and “SCTV” colleagues Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara a chance to reunite on television.
“We look at it as a very uplifting show,” says Watson.
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