By JUDY SLOANE
Front Row Features
PASADENA, CALIF. —What do you get when you pair a new network with a tried-and-true relationship? The comedy-driven series “Schitt’s Creek,” with longtime acting partners Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, will air on the new Pop Channel (formerly TVGN), which launched Jan. 14. Pop is dedicated to covering things “popping” in fan culture, and is a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate.
The 13 episodes, written by Levy and his son Daniel, spotlight a video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Levy, “SCTV,” the “American Pie” movies), his soap star wife Moira (O’Hara, “SCTV,” “Best in Show”) and their two kids David and Alexis (Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy) who, after years of success find themselves broke. They are forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke. It premieres on Pop on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara attended the TV Critics tour to talk about their new venture together.