As Pop TV’s breakout comedy Schitt’s Creek comes to a close, cast and creators discussed the show’s impact during its final panel at winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif.
“In the beginning, it seemed so right because Pop was a fledgling network that was just getting its feet off the ground…” Eugene Levy said on Monday. “Over the course of six years, we’ve come into our own in terms of public acceptance and fan hysteria. Pop has developed into an outstanding network for comedy and breaking great shows.”
Last year, Pop TV announced the sixth and final season of its Emmy-nominated comedy, Schitt’s Creek, which began airing on Jan. 7. For two seasons, Dan Levy had his sights set on how each character’s story would wrap up, he revealed, which Eugene deemed a “very satisfying ending.”
“The final season is a culmination of how things naturally worked themselves out in terms of relationships and chat growth. It all points to a satisfying ending,” Eugene Levy said.
“It’s about the opportunity to reset yourself. We all get into a rhythm that we all wish we could be taken to a small town and reset,” Dan Levy added. “Ultimately, this show is an exploration of love.”
Pop used the rest of its day at TCA to shine light on its newly acquired TV series, One Day at a Time. The comedy, which was canceled by Netflix in March 2019, will make its Pop debut on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. before moving to 9 p.m. on April 14.
“The enthusiastic response from fans since announcing our new season of One Day at a Time has been thrilling,” president of Pop TV Brad Schwartz said in a statement. “The series is more important than ever with its unmatched ability to tackle topical social issues through the lens of a relatable, loving family. The exceptionally talented team behind and in front of the camera make us proud to have One Day at a Time at home at Pop TV.”
Joining One Day at a Time is a new season of the Anna Pacquin-led dark comedy, Flack, which returns Friday, March 13. Pop also announced its newest comedy from executive producer Rachel Bloom, Mother Mary, which explores what would happen if an irresponsible woman was impregnated via immaculate conception. The pilot is set to shoot in February with Dan Gregor directing.