Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, with its sweep of seven Emmys on Sunday night on the heels of two at the Creative Arts Emmys last week, has established a new record for most wins in a single season for a comedy series.
The show’s nine total wins for its sixth and final season breaks the record of eight that Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2018 and matched in 2019.
The Canadian show won prizes for best comedy series, best actor in a comedy series (Eugene Levy), best actress in a comedy series (Catherine O’Hara), best supporting actor in a comedy series (Daniel Levy), best supporting actress in a comedy series (Annie Murphy), best directing for a comedy series (Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy), best writing for a comedy series (Daniel Levy), best casting for a comedy series (Jon Comerford and Lisa Parasyn) and best contemporary costumes (Darci Cheyne and Debra Hanson).
It also becomes the first comedy to ever sweep the four main comedy acting categories — both lead and both supporting categories — in a single season.
Daniel Levy, meanwhile, ties the record for most wins by an individual in a single season with his four, joining Moira Demos (2016) and Amy Sherman-Palladino (2018).
Most remarkable of all: Schitt’s Creek had never won a single Emmy for any of its prior seasons!
It is widely suspected that TV Academy members, like the rest of the public, caught up with the show on Netflix, which has been airing prior seasons of the show. AMC’s Breaking Bad achieved major Emmy success late in its run via the same course.