“Schitt’s Creek” has been renewed for Season 6, but the new season will be the last. Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy have decided to end the Pop series.

In an announcement released Thursday, the executive producers, who also star in the comedy, noted they were grateful to be able to end the story on their terms instead of a surprise cancellation. It seems they planned a six-season arc from the beginning. See their full note to fans below:

To Our Dear Fans,

We are very excited to announce that Schitt’s Creek is coming back for a sixth season on CBC and Pop in 2020! We also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we’ve decided season six will be our last. We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning. It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have.

We are all so excited to begin shooting these last fourteen episodes and can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of our fifth season as we prepare to shoot our sixth!

Best Wishes and Warmest Regards,
Dan and Eugene Levy

Pop president Brad Schwartz seemed to emphasize that it was not a cancellation, and it was the Levys who decided that it was time for “Schitt’s Creek” to end. “Everyone at Pop could not be more proud than to have been associated with what Dan Levy and Eugene Levy created alongside this amazing cast and crew. While we will miss this gem with all our heart, we are thrilled that the show will end its run exactly as the show’s creators intended,” he said in a press release.

The final season of “Schitt’s Creek” will air in 2020. The fourteen-episode sixth season will start shooting later this spring.

Pop, which launched in 2015, only has a few original shows, and “Schitt’s Creek,” a Canadian co-production, was their first critical darling. The CBS-owned network is expanding their line up of originals with shows like “Flack,” starring Anna Paquin, and “Hot Date,” executive produced by Will Arnett.

“Schitt’s Creek” Season 5 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on Pop.

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"Schitt's Creek" will end after Season 6. Pop