Fans of cult Canadian comedy series Schitt’s Creek take note: the show has been green-lit for a sixth and final season.

The show is broadcast by Netflix on this side of the Atlantic, and features the formerly wealthy Rose family, video store magnate Johnny (Eugene Levy), his wife and former soap opera actress Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their adult children David and Alexis (Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy).

They managed to lose their fortune after being defrauded by their business manager and are forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining asset: a small town named Schitt's Creek, which they had bought their son as a joke birthday gift back in 1991.

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Series creators/stars Dan and Eugene Levy broke the good news to fans via social media that the show would enjoy a proper ending.

"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," they wrote on Dan's Twitter account.

"We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have."

Season 6 will consist of 14 episodes that will air in 2020 on CBC in Canada, Pop in the United States, and on Netflix here in Ireland.