‘Schitt’s’ ‘Happy Ending’

Schitt's Creek, Netflix

(Above photos: the Rose family after and before. Photo sources: Pop, top; Netflix, below)

Having binge-watched 79 episodes of the funny and absorbing Schitt’s Creek over the past few weeks, we’re looking forward to “Happy Ending,” tonight’s 80th and final episode. It will run on Pop, Comedy Central and Logo at 8 pm ET, followed by a one-hour farewell special only on Pop.

Where the Creek becomes a stream

Don’t get Pop, Comedy Central or Logo? Wondering what all the fuss is about?

You can start streaming the first five seasons – 66 episodes – of Schitt’s Creek right now for free over CW Seed or IMDB TV. Each episode runs just 22 minutes without commercials, so this binge will only take about 22 total hours. The first five seasons are also available to Netflix subscribers

The current sixth season? You can buy it for $24.99 from Amazon or FandangoNow, or wait till it comes around on CW Seed, iMDB TV or Netflix.

Summarizing Schitt’s Creek

Frequent co-stars since their SCTV days, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara play the ultra-rich Johnny and Moira Rose who lose their fortune and are forced to relocate to a shoddy motel in the town of Schitt’s Creek, along with their two adult children (played by Annie Murphy and Levy’s real-life son/series creator Daniel Levy). Totally clueless at first, the Roses learn to adjust and slowly shed their superficial and condescending skins in favor of the real human beings beneath.

Chris Elliiott plays the town’s creepy mayor, Roland Schitt. Jennifer Robertson is his perpetually happy wife, Jocelyn, Sarah Levy (Eugene’s daughter and Daniel’s sister) is innocent diner waitress Twyla, and Emily Hampshire is Stevie, the motel’s sole employee.

What’s next?

Emily Hampshire last week began hosting an hour-long YouTube talk show, Humpday with Hampshire, benefitting the Actors Fund. Episodes debut every Wednesday on the Actor’s Fund YouTube channel. Here’s the first:

Hampshire also stars in “Scared Stiff,” the first episode of 50 States of Fright, a horror anthology on the just-launched short-form mobile streamer Quibi.

Hampshire’s first guest on Humpday was Annie Murphy, who — apparently possessing a penchant for shows with naughty titles — will next star in an AMC comedy series, Kevin Can F— Himself, described as “a look at the secret life of a sitcom wife.”

Daniel Levy will be in a feature film romcom, Happiest Season, set for a fall release. His co-stars include Alison Brie, Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, Mary Steenburgen and Victor Garber, who guested on episode 10 of Schitt’s Creek’s final season.

Jennifer Robertson will be a regular in an upcoming Netflix young adult drama series, Ginny & Georgia.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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