Schitt’s Creek premieres tonight on Pop TV, and you know that with a title like that, it's going to have quite the sense of humor. Starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Emily Hampshire, “The show is about a really rich family that loses all of their money,” Hampshire told InStyle during a recent visit to our offices. “They end up having to live in this town that they once bought as a joke, which is called Schitt’s Creek.”
Leaving their pampered world behind, the formerly wealthy Rose family—helmed by video-rental store mogul Johnny (Levy) and his soap opera star wife Moira (O’Hara)—settles into their new rural home in an ironic twist of fate. One of the townies they come across is Hampshire’s character, Stevie Budd, the snarky receptionist at the Schitt’s Creek motel, A.K.A. the Rose family’s new digs.
“Stevie is the local girl who should really live in New York, but she’s stuck in this small town,” revealed Hampshire, who also currently stars in 12 Monkeys on SyFy. “She ends up having a relationship with the family’s son, David [played by Levy’s real-life son, Daniel].” Hampshire’s character picked the right Rose to befriend: David’s dad bought the town for him on his 18th birthday, making him the official owner of Schitt’s Creek.
Check out the below trailer for Schitt’s Creek, and catch the series premiere tonight at 10 p.m. on Pop (formerly TV Guide Network).