You know and love the hilarious Eugene Levy from such films as American Pie and Best in Show. Now he’s collaborating for the first time with his son for a brand new character driven comedy series created by and starring the two Levys called,
Schitt’s Creek. Airing Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Pop TV, formerly TVGN
The series centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara), and their two kids, über-hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy), who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke. With an unmistakable humor, Eugene and Daniel bring to life a familiar tale but with fresh characters and a quirky spin—rags to riches in reverse. The Rose family loses their entire fortune when they are informed they have been the victim of a Bernie Madoff style Ponzi scheme. They are left with just one asset – Schitt’s Creek – a town that was purchased, in jest, by Johnny as a gift for his son. The Roses have no choice but to live there in a motel and start again. As extreme fish out of water, they are forced to confront life without the luxurious amenities they once knew.
Eugene Levy is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, musician, and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, with his role as Noah Levenstein. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters and the way in which he deals with sticky situations. Levy was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011.
Daniel Levy is the former co-host of MTV Canada’s program The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. As an actor, he has appeared in a four-episode story arc of the Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation, which premiered as a TV movie called Degrassi Goes Hollywood. He also appeared in the film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Dan has interviewed many entertainment industry personalities for MTV. Previously, he was one of the original seven co-hosts of MTV’s flagship series MTV Live.
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