[WATCH] ‘Schitt’s Creek’ trailer: Will third season be awards charm for underrated comedy?

In the trailer for the third season of “Schitt’s Creek” (watch above), Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara) admits that her favorite season of the year is “awards” season. Luckily for Moira, the series, which centers on the once-wealthy Rose family (Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy) and the financial scandal that forces them to move into a motel in the quaint titular town, returns for a new batch of episodes on January 11 on Pop during the height of Oscar season.

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Like her character, O’Hara has quite a history with industry awards, winning an Emmy for writing on variety series “SCTV Network” (a trophy she shares with “Creek” costar Eugene Levy, amongst others), and reaping Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her performance in TV movie “Temple Grandin.”

In addition to his two Emmys for “SCTV,” Levy also has a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture (“A Mighty Wind”) and a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Screenplay for “Best in Show,” one of many Christopher Guest films Levy and O’Hara appeared in together. After an absence from a series regular role on the small screen, Levy returned to television in “Schitt’s Creek” in 2015, which he co-created with son and costar Daniel.

Rounding out the cast of the show are four-time Emmy winner Chris Elliott (“Late Night with David Letterman”), Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, and Sarah Levy, Eugene’s daughter.

Many members of the cast have earned awards nominations and wins in Canada, where the show films and airs on CBC Television. The first season earned 14 Canadian Screen Award nominations, taking home nine awards including Best Comedy Series.

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Could the third season of “Schitt’s Creek” break through at the Emmys? Watch the trailer above and then sound off in our forums!

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