By Shawn Thomas


LOS ANGELES (CBS) – POP has found its first original scripted program in Eugene Levy’s “Schitt’s Creek.”

POP, the newly announced replacement to TVGN, has ordered 13 half-hour episodes of the comedy series that was created by Eugene Levy and stars him alongside Hollywood legend Catherine O’Hara.

“Schitt’s Creek” is a character-driven comedy that centers on a formerly wealthy video store magnate and patriarch 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).

Once the family goes broke, they are forced to live in “Schitt’s Creek,” a small depressing town they once bought as a joke.

“It took a very special project like “Schitt’s Creek” to bring me back to television,” said Levy. “I’m thrilled to be reunited on-screen with my dear friend Catherine O’Hara and to have the opportunity to work with the wonderfully hilarious Chris Elliot, the up-and-coming Annie Murphy, and my son Dan, who is amazingly talented and a great partner — working together has only made me look better.”

The network is hoping to hit comedic gold while making a culturally-relevant show.

“This show answers the question — what would the Kardashians do if they woke up one day completely broke?” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media at POP. “Not only is this project a clever cultural commentary where the 1 percent is suddenly the 99, but it fits right in the heart of everything we’re building at our new network. It’s a dream cast, it’s hysterically funny, and it’s sure to pop.”

Expect to see “Schitt’s Creek” in early 2015 after POP’s official launch. In the meantime, follow along on Facebook and check out the preview below.

 

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