Comedy Central is making life a whole lot funnier with the premier time slot for hilarity on ‘New at Nine’. Fresh from scooping the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, hit sitcom Schitt’s Creek will make its DStv debut exclusively on Comedy Central’s New at Nine.
Acclaimed by critics and adored by viewers around the world, the multi-award winning series centres on the riches-to-rags drama of the inimitable Rose family, who after suddenly finding themselves broke are forced to move to Schitt’s Creek, a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke. Comedy lovers can catch the award-winning sitcom on ‘New at Nine’ exclusively on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) from Monday 29 March at 21:00 CAT.
New at Nine is Comedy Central Africa’s commitment to its viewers to bring nightly entertainment at 9pm with fresh, new and hilarious content that has never aired on the channel before. This will include a number of titles coming to DStv for the very first time and shows that have never aired on the African continent before. New at Nine’s line-up will include Schitt’s Creek and a slew of shows which will be announced in the coming months.
For the first time on DStv, African viewers will be able to tune into all six seasons of the global hit sitcom, which introduces the once wealthy Roses, Johnny (Eugene Levy) and Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their adult children, David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives now abandoned, they must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family, all within the rural city limits of Schitt’s Creek.
Dillon Khan, VP for Comedy Central Africacommented, “Our aim is to constantly make life funnier for our viewers and we’re delighted to have the Schitt’s Creek Golden Globe-winning Rose family join our stable of Dunphy’s, Butler’s, Bing’s, Harper’s and Cooper’s on Comedy Central. They bring another unique family dynamic that viewers will relate to, laugh at or both.”
“As DStv we have made a commitment to bring the best of international content home through the movies and series streaming and playing on our platforms. Having the multi-award winning show such as Schitt’s Creek on Comedy Central is further testament to our collaboration with our partners to ensure the latest content is available for our customers”, says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head of Marketing at MultiChoice South Africa.
The show has dominated pop culture since its debut scooping a number of TV’s most coveted awards, including recent wins at the Golden Globes for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Catherine O’Hara capturing the award for best actress for her portrayal of Moira Rose.
ITV Studios handles international distribution of Schitt’s Creek, which is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc for CBC and Pop TV.
Schitts Creek fans stand a chance to win big with Comedy Central’s Watch and Win. From 27 March to 5 April, all viewers have to do is watch the Comedy Central Africa TV channel closely to spot the detail on Schitt’s Creek and you could win a trip for 2 to Zanzibar courtesy of Travelstart or win the chance of daily flights between Joburg and Cape Town from Lift. Viewers can SMS their answers to 33122.
Comedy fans can tune in to the hit sitcom Schitt’s Creek, on New at Nine exclusively on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) from Monday 29 March at 21:00 CAT.