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Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy to star on 'Schitt's Creek'

The comedy series will air on Pop, the network currently known as TVGN.

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Annie Martin
Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy will star on new Pop series 'Schitt's Creek.' (UPI/Paul Treadway, Phil McCarten)
Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy will star on new Pop series 'Schitt's Creek.' (UPI/Paul Treadway, Phil McCarten) | License Photo

TORONTO, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy will star on Pop comedy series Schitt's Creek.

The 60-year-old actress will portray Moira, a soap opera star and wife to former video store mogul Johnny Rose (Levy). The couple are forced to move to the small town they once bought as a joke after they lose their millions in a Ponzi scheme.

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Levy co-created the comedy with son Daniel Levy, who portrays his son David on the series. Annie Murphy also stars as the Roses' daughter Alexis, with Chris Elliott as the mayor of Schitt's Creek.

"This show answers the question, 'What would the Kardashians do if they woke up one day, completely broke?'" Pop entertainment president Brad Schwartz said in a statement. "It's a dream cast, it's hysterically funny and it's sure to pop."

"It took a very special project like Schitt's Creek to bring me back to television," Levy shared. "I'm thrilled to be reunited onscreen with my dear friend Catherine O'Hara and to have the opportunity to work with the wonderfully hilarious Chris Elliott, the up-and-coming Annie Murphy and my son Dan, who is amazingly talented and a great partner."

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O'Hara and Levy have collaborated on a number of films, including Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000) and A Mighty Wind (2003). The actress last appeared in The Right Kind of Wrong, while Levy starred in Madea's Witness Protection.

Schitt's Creek will premiere in early 2015.

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