It looks like this time around, Schitt's Creek might be making fans cry instead of laugh. In a devastating turn of events, the hit series' Farewell Tour is officially canceled. Here's what creator Dan Levy had to say about it.
Dan and his father/co-star Eugene Levy broke the news to show-lovers in a heartfelt letter. "To out incredible Shitt's Creek fans," it started out. "When we postponed the Schitt's Creek: The Farewell Tour, we had every hope and intention of traveling to see you later this year. However, despite our best efforts to reschedule while keeping your health and safety at the forefront, we've found that state and local mandates vary too widely to do so in the near future."
The message continued, "So, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all tour dates that were scheduled pre-pandemic." The father-son duo assured that those who already bought tickets would receive an immediate refund. "We're so sorry to be missing you, and we will continue to try to find a way to see you in the future," the letter concluded. Someone hand over the box of tissues, please.
The hit comedy show aired its final season last year, and the Farewell Tour was initially announced in March 2020. The event was set to take place in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C., among other metropolitan areas. Who exactly was supposed to come along for the ride, aside from Eugene and Dan? Some of our other favorite faces, including Catherine O'Hara, Emily Hampshire, Noah Reid, and Annie Murphy. But it wasn't long before it was postponed because of COVID-19.
As fans know, the series was a late-bloomer and became a groundbreaking comedy four years after its release in Canada. But once it became a big name in Hollywood, there was no stopping it. Last year, Schitt's Creek broke the record for most Emmys won by a comedy series in one year. And the iconic set, along with the Rose family and all of their loved ones, became a sacred safe space for viewers.
Many fans had their hopes set high for an emotional and laugh-filled reunion sometime soon. But it looks like we'll have to settle with some nostalgic re-runs instead (not that we're complaining). Oh, and the tell-all book, obviously.