Former SCTV costars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are reuniting on a new, homegrown CBC comedy called Schitt’s Creek.
Created by Eugene and his son, Dan Levy (former host of MTV’s The Aftershow), as part of their production venture Not a Real Company Productions, Eugene plays a former video store billionaire who finds himself broke. He consequently is forced to relocate his family to the rural (and aptly named) town of Schitt’s Creek.
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Catherine plays his soap opera-star wife, while Dan will take on the role of his “uber-hipster” son. (He also has a "socialite" daughter, though the name of the actress has not yet been revealed). Late Night With David Letterman comedian Chris Elliot will play the town's mayor.
"I’m just so proud to be doing this show back here in Canada," said Eugene in a statement.
"I’m also really excited to be working once again with my dear friend Catherine O’Hara. Catherine and I go back a long way to SCTV and I don’t think I’ve worked with anyone more times in my career,” he added.
The series begins filming in Ontario in the spring, though no air-date has been announced just yet.