SCHITT’S CREEK: A WORTHY WINNER AT THE 72ND PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDSby Peter Anderson Writer
The creators Eugene and Daniel Levy must have been content with the finale “Happy Ending” of their smasher blockbuster “Schitt’s Creek”, but that was not it. The closure happened on the podium of 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards which bid farewell to the fan-favorite show by awarding it with a trophy in every major category in the comedy or drama genre.
One of the slightly unnoticed winners has been the costume designers Debra Hanson and her assistant Darci Cheyne who came out victorious in Best Contemporary Costumes Category, for their work in the “Happy Ending” episode. The highlights of the episodes which began to trend on the internet in August were the costumes of David (skirt suit), Alexis (glittering gown), Moira (a queen-like garb), and Johnny Rose (his trademark suit along with a bow-tie).
Schitt’s Creek was nominated in fifteen categories at 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards among which it swept in nine. It became the first show ever in the 72 years of Emmys to win all the four major acting awards in the comedy or drama genre. Its tally of nine awards is also now the highest ever which it attained after beating the legacy of “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.”
Eugene and Daniel Levy created CBC television show Schitt’s Creek ran for six seasons (2015-2020) and told the story of the Rose family who lose all their possession to the government because of a fraud committed by their manager. Their only salvation is a strange and shabby town called Schitt’s Creek which Johnny Rose had bought as a joke for his son David. To avoid homelessness, the family moves to Schitt’s Creek and starts living in a motel with optimism that one day they will be back on their feet. However, the drama unfolds when hopelessness clouds all of their lives as they struggle to find a way out and scuffle to live in a town they massively hate.
The family consisted of a businessman Johnny Rose (played by creator Eugene Levy), his wife and soap opera actress Moira Rose (played by Catherine O’Hara), and two children David and Alexis Rose (played by creator Daniel Levy and actress Annie Murphy).
The Rose family ensemble is supported by Roland, Jocelyn and Mutt Schitt (played by Chris Elliott, Jenn Robertson, and Tim Rozon respectively). Other main characters of the show include Daniel Levy’s sister Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands, Dustin Milligan as Ted Mullens, and Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd.
The show’s concept came from Daniel Levy, who came up with it while watching a reality tv show. He told in one of the interviews that he was watching a reality tv show when the idea first originated in his mind. He illustrated in the interview that the origins of the idea stemmed from a hypothetical scenario in which he had envisioned a wealthy family like the Kardashians losing everything.
“Would they stay the same?” He asked the question to himself as well as to his father. Daniel had asked his father to help transform the concept into a proper tv series. “Schitt’s Creek” was the name given by Daniel’s father Eugene Levy.
Daniel had a plan to end the series after the fifth season but due contract commitments, he agreed to make one more season. The location of “Schitt’s Creek” remained anonymous in the context of the story up until 2018 when Daniel revealed that the town exists in Canada.
The show was distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and was produced by Colin Brunton and Kosta Orfanidis. Eugene, Daniel and Fred Levy were the executive producers alongside Andrew Barnsley, Ben Feigin, Kevin White, and David West Read.
All the six seasons of the sitcom are now available to stream on Netflix.
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